About Louise

Experience and Expertise

Louise has provided compassionate and professional care for families and individuals of all ages for the past 27 years in a variety of settings, including private practice, online coaching, Capital Mental Health Association, International Student Ministries Canada, and in various pastoral ministry settings.

Louise brings a wealth of life experience as well as professional insight to each counselling relationship.

Louise’s competencies include:

Divorce/Separation Recovery
Navigating trauma from sexual betrayal
Pre and Post Formal Disclosure Support
Spiritual abuse in the context of sexual betrayal
Life Transitions
Stress and Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Dating again/Remarriage
General Mental Health Issues
Financial Empowerment
Parenting Challenges
Blended Family Issues
Spiritual Guidance
12 Step Recovery – Adult Children of Alcoholics

Professional Credentials

Master of Arts Degree in Religion (Magna Cum Laude) from Ambrose Theological Seminary with further training in counselling psychotherapy from Providence Theological Seminary

Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors)

Certified Clinical Partner Specialist for partners of Sex Addicts – specializing in betrayal and relational trauma.

Registered Service Provider with British Columbia’s Crime Victims Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance for individuals (and their families) who have been victims of a violent crime including physical and sexual abuse.

Volunteer Clinician with BC Disaster Psychosocial Services – providing trauma relief to victims of natural disasters

Worldview and Counselling Perspective

In the spirit of person-centered therapy, Louise encourages her clients to self-explore, become more open to themselves and others and learn how to trust themselves more. She exhorts them to be free from the “shoulds” of life and learn how to live more congruently. Her aim is to help her clients find their true selves and help them to understand the present by examing the past.

She seeks to develop “an atmosphere of mutual trust [and prefers] working for cooperation rather than demanding it” (Kise, Stark & Hirsh, 1996, p. 146). As someone who has experienced major depression in the past, Louise appreciates the need to encourage brain health as much as possible.

Existential/logotherapy harmonizes with her own journey to find meaning in life. As an INFJ, Louise will honour her intuition in the therapeutic process.

Louise strives to help her clients find their own meaning in life for she does believe everyone “has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment” (Frankl, 2006, p. 109-110).

Counselling Information

Your counselling fees may be covered by your extended medical benefits. Please contact your plan administrator to see if your plan covers Registered Clinical Counsellors.

The counselling fees are based on a sliding scale according to your household income level, as follows:

Family Income:                    Fees:    
$0 – $42,000                         $90
$42,001 – $60,000                $100
$60,001 – $72,000                $120
$72,001 or greater               $130

Session Length

Each counselling session is 50 minutes.

Cancellation Fee

With notification of less than 24 hours, clients agree to pay a cancellation fee equal to a full session.

Payment for Services

Payment is due at the time of the session by cash or cheque. You may also pay by e-transfer or PayPal by the end of the day. Make cheques payable to Louise Jewell.

Making a Counselling Request

To make a counselling appointment please contact Louise at: louise.d.jewell@gmail.com

Louise’s Counselling Locations

Louise provides counselling in person (in Ucluelet and Victoria, BC) and online (by phone or Skype). Directions to Louise’s office will be provided when appointments are made.