Our Counsellors

Becky Stewart
Becky Stewart
M.A., RCC

It has brought great meaning to my life to work with people in the way that I do; I am honoured to walk with others through both their pain and their triumphs. I am currently a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia and am a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Michael R. Dadson
Michael R. Dadson
Ph.D., M.Div., CRC, RCC

Contributing to the personal transformation of others gives me great meaning. I find a personal sense of, significance and energy as I see others grow from painful circumstances and accomplish their goals. I have a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia where I specialized in PTSD recovery, specifically, the recovery processes of men who have been traumatized in their relationships with their fathers.  Men and women often respond differently to PTSD and to their experiences of recovery.

Paulo Matos
Paulo Matos
M.A., Ed.M, RCC

Sometimes on life’s journey, we may be uncertain where we’re heading. Or be carrying the weight of where we’ve been. Sometimes we just need a companion to walk with us along the way and witness our journey. It is my passion and privilege to be able and willing to walk the road with others in the pursuit of a better, healthier future. For the past 20 years, I have developed skills and experiences that allow me to accompany you on life’s journey. I have a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental approach to counselling and believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to heal.

Tamara Vaags
Tamara Vaags
M.A., RCC

It is often when the pain of life is deepest that we feel most alone, and it can be hard to reach out for help or make people understand our experience. For as long as I can remember, I have felt drawn to those who are in a time of struggle. The opportunity to come alongside someone as they journey, to know their unique experience, to be a part of their story and offer my whole-hearted acceptance and my belief in their capacity to heal and grow – this is the thing that gives me the greatest fulfillment.