CounsellingHome welcomes you.

You have found the East Van home of individual counselling, couples counselling, parent guidance, and parenting classes. Questions? Ask via the Contact page. Click the "Book a session" button to schedule an appointment with Ishtar Beck, RCC. I look forward to answering your inquiry and welcoming you in person to CounsellingHome.


Welcome home.

Looking to invest in your relationship? My goal-oriented approach to couples counselling will allow you and your spouse/partner to experience a breakthrough in communication and feel closer again. Book your session at my comfortable Commercial Drive office by using the button at the top of the page. 

A safe space awaits you, in which you will find guidance, counselling, and support for creating a fulfilling life — a life you feel at home in.

I offer skills and strategies for the challenges you are dealing with:

  • grounded approaches for handling the ‘curve balls’ of life
  • fresh perspectives that make a difference – and bring relief
  • assistance in resolving family issues: parenting counselling, family relationships, couples counselling, sex and intimacy, healing trust between partners, as well as dignified ways through separation and divorce
  • effective marriage therapy and relationship counselling: monogamous and non-monogamous (open, poly) relationships
  • depth psychotherapy for leveraging out of depression, anxiety, and destructive emotional and behavioural patterns
  • help with metabolizing loss and exploring grief
  • coaching for dealing with anger, interpersonal difficulties, and family conflict
  • working with self-compassion, self-esteem, and positive psychology
  • thinking big: creating a vision for your life
  • support for your transition from surviving… to thriving!
  • guidance for making and sustaining positive transformation – within yourself, and with the people you love most

If you are facing a life transition or a ‘rough patch’, I will assist you in finding a map for the path you are walking, so that you may navigate through successfully and experience growth and healing.

If you and your spouse, partner, or another family member are caught in a conflict that appears unresolvable, I will help you communicate effectively with each other, so that you may come to understand one another again and find renewed intimacy. All relationships are welcome (monogamous, open/poly relationships, parent-child, siblings, and groups/families, inclusive of the full spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations).

If you are a parent, I will help you access the guide you wish your kids had come with. Conflict will decrease. Yelling will transform into conversation, connection, and cooperation. Joy will increase in your home. As a parent counsellor, I offer tools that can be implemented with your child immediately, and are tailored to your family. I also lead parenting classes in Vancouver, B.C. Taking a parenting class will assist you in laying a solid philosophical and practical foundation for your respectful, responsible parenting – to continue raising your respectful, responsible children.

For an immediate parent counselling resource, click on the “Parenting video” button at the top or bottom of this page. To watch my Welcome video, click below:

The first 10 minutes of your consultation are complimentary, on the phone or in person, if we have never met before.

To inquire and to book, please call 778 868 4181, or click here.