We believe in holistic healing that takes into consideration the entire person - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
We believe that counseling is a pathway of essential possibilities. We believe everyone needs unconditional acceptance, respect, and empathy to grow and heal.
Island of Hope Counselling Services provides professional therapy for a wide range of mental health and wellness concerns in beautiful Vancouver Island and the city of Courtenay, BC. Danielle Lambrecht founded Island of Hope Counselling Services in 2011 after leaving a long career in Mental Health and Addictions Services.
Danielle is also an intuitive Empath. Through her clinical practice and over 25 years of working with clients, unbeknownst to Danielle she was refining her natural intuition (claircognizant, clairaudient, clairvoyant, and clairsentient).
Danielle combines her education in conventional counselling therapies (EMDR, Somatic, DBT, CBT, and EFT) with the 4 "claire's", to assist clients to resolve symptoms of complex post-traumatic stress disorder associated with childhood trauma. She also works to find resolutions with accompanied secondary issues often showing up with PTSD such as depression, anxiety, addictions and relational difficulties. Danielle understands that clients with extensive trauma can struggle with attachment disturbances, maladaptive defensive strategies, and personality ruptures and relationships across the lifespan.
If asked, Danielle would be honoured to utilize her intuitive abilities to address the issues that bring you to see her. Danielle combines conventional counselling therapies with her intuitive abilities to pinpoint stubborn, destructive patterns such as saboteur behaviours, negative core beliefs, low self-esteem, and self-injury.
Danielle was born in Hawaii and many of her ancestors were from Molokai, and the Big Island. Danielle believes she has received her intuitive abilities from the ongoing survival struggles of her Hawaiian lineage. Historically, Danielle's ancestors were struck with leprosy and exiled to Kalaupapa because of this disease, loosing their families, their traditions, language and culture. She believes her DNA carries inherited family trauma.
Danielle is a survivor of childhood abuse, abandonment and neglect. Over the years and with great support, Danielle learned to face her abuse, fears, negative core beliefs, and was able to heal. Danielle has HOPE that her clients can heal from their trauma too.
From a spiritual perspective, Danielle recognizes all humans suffer, however, some more than others. It is in her suffering she learned some valuable spiritual lessons such as:
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In order to protect staff and clients from the novel Coronavirus and Omnicron, especially given its ability to spread prior to symptoms, we have instituted the following policy:
We are conducting all appointments virtually via Zoom or a phone call for the time being due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Your cooperation is appreciated as we continue to do our best to prevent further spread of this virus.