About BCG

Welcome to Burnaby Counselling Group

At the Burnaby Counselling Group, we are passionate about building and rebuilding lives!

Our team of diverse and professionally trained therapists offers a wide range of confidential counseling services for individuals, couples, children, and families. For 35 years we’ve been strengthening relationships and facilitating the emotional, mental and spiritual development of our clients. Together, our team of therapists has over 80 years of counselling experience and is committed to providing the highest quality of professional care to our clients. In partnership with donors, we also provide subsidized services to those in need.

Burnaby Counselling Group does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, (dis)ability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

We look forward to working with you!

History of Burnaby Counselling Group

The story of our team began with a vision of a young psychologist and pastor, Paddy Ducklow. He founded the Burnaby Counselling Group in 1979 as an inter-church ministry of the then Burnaby Christian Fellowship. The team began to serve churches around the lower mainland and beyond, and also the needs of people in various other communities. The ministry of the counselling group invited people who were struggling into a place where they could be cared for with compassion and clinical guidance to work towards building and rebuilding their lives. Many clients found solace in seeking help from counselling professionals who were spiritually rooted in the Christian faith and worked in a team context to provide the highest quality of care.

Over the past 35 years the Burnaby Counselling Group’s professional team has expanded to include Registered Psychologists, Registered Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Registered Social Workers, Pastoral Counsellors, and Graduate level Counselling Interns from the ACTS Program of Trinity Western University. As a charitable not-for-profit organization, we use the generous donations we received to provide our professional services to individuals, couples and families through our subsidy program.

Collectively our team of diverse therapists has a wealth of experience and wisdom in the counseling field and is passionate about providing affordable and accessible professional support to those in need. As we focus on improving the well-being of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, we aspire to empower our clients to become contributing members to their communities and society at large.