Christine Kutzner M.Ed., RCC - Counselling Services


I provide counselling support for parents who are concerned about their child. I offer:

  • individual counselling (child, youth, adult)
  • parent coaching
  • family counselling
  • parent education groups

Who I work with

The issues I work with in children are:

  • extreme sadness or persistent low mood
  • anxiety
  • anger problems
  • sleep problems
  • grief and loss
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • social problems and difficulties in relationships

I came to see Christine for counselling on the advice of my school counsellor. I was worried about my depressing thoughts and felt really down about my life. I used sports as a way to vent my anger, but after a leg injury, I was stuck with all my feelings bottling up even more.

Christine helped me to understand the origin of my negative self image and through some hard work, helped me to resolve some painful memories that kept me trapped and unhappy. Through counselling and the teaching of some self help techniques, I was able to improve the quality of my life at home and at school. You might say I adopted the “cup half full” mentality.

I appreciate the support and understanding I gained from counselling with Christine and I have learned how to take better care of myself.

- JS. Age 16

The issues I work with in parents are:

  • family stressors (death, divorce, sick child, financial stress, no time)
  • trauma (accident, concern about abuse including emotional, sexual and physical)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • separation/divorce
  • parent/teen mediation
  • parenting issues (feeling hopeless or raising a challenging child)

Length of Sessions

I meet with individuals for one hour sessions. Family or parent/child sessions usually take up to 1½ hours.

Length of Therapy

It is difficult to determine how long therapy will take. The length of therapy can depend on the seriousness of the problem, the person’s personality and the supports in place for the child and the family. You and I will review your child and family goals on a regular basis.

Sessions can be booked weekly or bi-weekly depending on the needs of your family. Follow-up sessions can be made throughout the year as a support for continued health in the family.

Help yourself, help your child. Call me today for a free consultation to discuss your needs and the needs of your child.

What to Expect?

Once you and I have decided to work together, information already discussed on the phone begins the assessment process. Gathering information will continue in our first face to face interview. I will ask, where appropriate, both you and your child questions about:

  1. Your family history
  2. What has been done about the problem in the past?
  3. Your hope for the future.

In our first face to face meeting, I will also allow time to meet with you and your child individually. Any sensitive information can be shared at this time.

Together you, your child and I will discuss your therapy goals, the type of counselling (individual, family or parent and child or a combination of all), and expected outcomes during the course of therapy.

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You as the concerned parent will feel relieved that you have made a counselling appointment with me for your son or daughter. You will be actively involved in helping your child become happier and more confident.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Christine Kutzner M.Ed, RCC
Child and Family Therapist
Phone 604-339-5774

Christine provides counselling services to children, parents, and
families in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

Christine Kutzner


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