Carsen Farmer, MC, RCC

A counsellor, adventurer, and proponent of social justice, I work to promote human well- being. I enjoy exploring diverse perspectives, finding common ground, and seeing the bigger picture. My approach is collaborative, client-centred, and eclectic, drawing on cognitive, somatic, and creative approaches to therapy. I offer LGBTQ+ competent individual counselling and kink- and poly-friendly relationship counselling for all unique configurations.

Therapeutic Process

Operating from within an anti-oppression and social-justice framework, I hope to walk alongside you on your journey for a time. Offering inquisitive exploration and holding space for what emerges, I strive to provide a contained, supportive, and structured environment. Within this context, we can investigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise.

I am trained in AFOT (Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy, a somatic approach to complex trauma) through the Justice Institute of BC. I also hold a Level 1 certification in Gottman Method Couples Counselling from Best Marriages, and Level 1 and 2 Narrative Therapy Certifications from Yaletown Family Therapy. I draw on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as expressive arts and sand tray techniques in my work.

Areas of interest include:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Individual counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Queer, trans, poly, and kink-friendly counselling
Notice

I am taking a leave of absence from my practice from April 15-Sept 30, 2018 in order to undertake a 5.5 month through-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I will not be taking on any new clients during this time. Please do get in touch in October if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Contact

carsen.farmer@gmail.com

604.727.7217


PRACTITIONERS

Christine Waymark
MEd, RCC, RPT, RMFT
604.738.7557

Renee Parker
MA, RCC
604.563.8662

Edward Sandberg
MSW, RSW
604.728.6569

Alejandra Zibes
MA, RCC
604.240.4877

Carsen Farmer
MC, RCC
604.727.7217

Natalia Irani
MA, RCC
778.828.9592

Ciara Moran
MA, RCC
604.757.3415

Ginny Wong
MC, RCC
604.356.1320

Susan Armstrong
MEd, RCC
250.540.7304

Nikki Lee Bellehumeur
MCP, RCC
604.358.5852

Elizabeth de Balasi
MC, RCC
604.780.5273

Nic Rivela
MEd, RCC, CCC
604.999.0163

Dany Yannece
MEd, MA, RCC
778.251.5035

Kara Ko
MS, RCC
778.806.6200

Victoria Enns
MA, RCC
778.319.3667