About Us

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Our Committment

We believe in holistic healing that takes into consideration the entire person - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.


Island of Hope Counselling is committed to honouring all individuals, couples and families. We work hard to create an environment of safety and opportunity where everyone feels empowered to be themselves. We want you to start therapy knowing we promise to honour where you want to begin change. 

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Our Counselling Approach

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 Counsellors use different methods in practice, such as Humanistic, Experiential, Integrative, and Brain Based therapies. We provide both short, long term, and maintenace therapy, We co-choose the best therapy approach that suits your needs. 


We believe the most important part of counselling is the relationship between us. As a client it is important for you to feel your therapist is the best fit for you.

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Our Mission

Island of Hope Counselling 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 n 2011 after leaving a long career in Mental Health and Addictions Services. 


Our team consist of qualified therapists  who provide evidence-based psychotherapy. We also firmly believe the healing force comes from within. Our mission at Island of Hope Counselling is for all our clients to leave a session feeling a strong sense of HOPE and appreciating the genius that lies within you. 


Our mission is in the services we offer you:


  • A professional team of registered therapists
  • Easy, 24/7 online booking
  • Daytime appointments. *Hours to  expand mid 2019
  • Convenient location in downtown Courtenay, BC. at the MacDonald Centre of Natural Medicine
  • Easy payment by cash, e-transfer, or cheque *Coming Soon-credit card option
  • Counselling fees that may be reimbursable by most extended health care benefits plans due to the registration of our counsellors
  • Fees may be covered by BC’s Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). First Nations Health Authority, Veterans Affairs, Pacific Blue Cross, Homewood Health and others due to our professional team's affiliations with different contractors. 

About the Owner

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Danielle Lambrecht is a registered Social Worker, Certified Clinical Counsellor, and Hypnotherapist

She is in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers, Canadian Certified Psychotherapy Association, and is a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp). 

Danielle's Specialities

 Danielle has a great deal of experience helping people resolve stubborn emotional issues, relationship issues, addictions, mental health challenges, spiritual needs and childhood traumas. Danielle is also an intuitive Empath [Dr. Judith Orloff, 2018}. 

Other Interests

Danielle also specializes in working with post-traumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma, anxiety/panic and sexual abuse. She also has has training that focuses on stress management, workplace stressors, and grief and loss.

Passionate Areas

Danielle is passionate about helping people find their passion and spiritual gifts. If you want to get closer to your life purpose, but feel lost Danielle will walk with you in a spiritual exploration through guided hypnosis that is focused on your calling. You will leave the session feeling more aligned with your purpose and have a plan in place to move you closer to your hopes and dreams.    

Share the big news

Danielle was born in Hawaii and many of her ancestors are from Molokai and the Big Island. She has received her intuitive gifts from her ancestors many who were struck with leprosy and struggled to make a life and community of their own in Kalaupapa. Danielle feels honoured to combine her Western education in counseling psychotherapy with her spiritual knowledge to help clients on their life journeys. 

Danielle has come from her own personals struggles in childhood and feels blessed to have grown from many different life experiences. Danielle is compassionate of others tribulations and a keen understanding of the depth of others pains. Danielle knows no one is perfect but strongly believes we grow from our mistakes and life struggles.. Danielle is a survivor.  

Danielle Is an Intuitive Empath

Danielle has had years of experience honing her natural intuitive skills. Danielle, if asked, will be honoured to utilize her self-described intuitive abilities to find your root cause/issue that brings you to counselling. She uses her professional counselling therapies (conventional skills) along with her intuitive abilities to find your stubborn patterns and map out a healing plan. 

She utilizes automatic pictorial visions to assist you in an external understanding of what holds you in unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. She works with your to free you from ruts, barriers, and defense mechanisms. Her main goal is that you live a happy, purposeful life filled with HOPE!