Carsen Farmer, M. C. 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.
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 Practice
Queer, trans, poly, and kink-friendly counselling
I am currently taking new clients
I offer sessions on a sliding scale in order to increase accessibility
Typically $80-120 range