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Working with Bryn, you'll find she has a calming, safe, grounded presence, and a warm sense of humour. Bryn is available for distance counselling via a secure online Zoom meeting or telephone as well as in-person sessions at her office in Colwood.


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Hello, my name is Bryn Meadows. I am a counsellor in Colwood BC. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with challenges such as:

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  • low self-esteem

  • addiction/ substance use disorders

  • grief and loss

  • shame

  • relationship struggles

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • eating disorders

  • body-image

  • perfectionism

 I have almost 20 years of experience working in mental health and addiction and substance use treatment as a practitioner, program developer, educator, mentor, and manager. Over the years I have worked in Europe, the US and across Canada alongside leading specialists in the treatment of eating and addiction disorders and issues related to our struggles with shame, perfectionism, self-worth and vulnerability. This being said, I believe the greatest source of my knowledge and understanding has come through working closely with clients and their families over the years. 

 I have been told, and I'd like to believe, that I am charming, authentic and well read. My clients often say they appreciate my ability to explain complex concepts in ways that make sense. Some people think that I am a little weird, but in a good way. I believe in authenticity, which will result in me swearing when it’s called for. I enjoy reading and painting and I love animals. Seriously, I will kiss dogs right on their face if I'm given the chance. 

I practice a compassionate, humanistic and person-centered approach in my work. I respect that every individual is unique and therefore will have their own unique challenges, gifts and perspectives that they bring to our work together in counselling. 

I am also a passionate and dynamic educator, and proud to be a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Clinician, facilitating workshops based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. 

I regularly give talks in schools, workplaces and have been a contributing guest on local radio stations as well as several episodes of A&E's television program Intervention.

I also developed and managed the Disordered Eating Program at Cedars at Cobble Hill between 2011 and 2016.

Alongside my private practice, I currently act as a consultant and educator for several private and non-profit treatment facilities and am a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.


My Credentials 

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  • Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership, with a specialization in Health Care

  • Registered Professional Counsellor (#2232). Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

  • Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC)

  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC)

  • Canadian Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCCS)

  • Active member of the Canadian Addictions Certification Federation (CACCF).

  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator- Clinician

  • Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator

  • Addiction Medicine Diploma, BC Centre on Substance Use