To foster improved intra-personal and interpersonal connections that bring greater harmony to the individuals, families, organizations and communities we serve.
Clinical Director/ Registered Clinical Counsellor & Play Therapy Supervisor
Lurline has been working with children, youth and families for over 20 years. She is committed to helping families better support their kids. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Play Therapist and an Accredited Clinical Supervisor. Lurline is a BC Hear the Child Roster Member and a Family Court Assessor - completing specialized training in family mediation, parenting coordination, needs of the child reporting and parent capacity assessment. Lurline supports clinical supervision in many areas of practice.
Ladona Pinder BA MA (Intern) RSW
Registered Social Worker/ Counselling Intern
Ladona has been working with children, youth and families for more than 20 years. She is well-experienced to support attachment, behavioural difficulties, developmental differences and resolving family conflicts. She is formally trained in Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT), Trauma-focused CBT, child & youth development, & Prepare Enrich couple and family interventions.
Nicole Puckering BA MA (Intern)
Nicole is a member of the Ahousaht First Nations. She has her BA in Child & Youth Care specializing in Child Protection. For the past 10 years, Nicole has been working with children, youth and families facing trauma, conflict and complex family situations. She is passionate about incorporating her clinical tools into her work with youth and parents . Nicole has training and experience in CBT, family systems, attachment and child & youth development.
Allius Services gratefully operates on the traditional lands of the Snaw-naw-as, Snuneymuxw and Stz’uminus Nations. Our team acknowledges the necessity for reconciliation and redress for all First Nations People.
We appreciate the uniqueness of each person and family with whom we work, while thoughtfully considering the influence culture, identity, history and socio-political systems have on each of us.
The healing power of relationship is a foundational principle and we seek to cultivate true connections with clients, each other, and our community.
We are humans first and counsellors second. As humans who face suffering throughout our lives, as clinicians we can guide with this shared vulnerability.
We prioritize our professional learning while continuously striving to improve our practices and models to offer greater benefit to the clients we serve.
We believe “playfulness” is a cornerstone of healing and wellness. As such, clients of all ages are encouraged to incorporate humour, expressive arts, sand tray, sport, music, dance or other creative hobbies and pursuits into their therapeutic process.
We know that sustained emotional availability can only be achieved through balance and self-compassion. Clinicians and coaches must feel supported in prioritizing self-care to be effective and inspired in their work long term.