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Ally Abrami

Mc, RCC - Registered clinical counsellor

Email: ally@alluracentre.com

Available Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday

I’m passionate about curiosity and connection. This means I place the highest priority on creating a connection with clients. That starts right here, where you can get to know me before deciding to book a consultation.

I found my way to counselling because of my desire to understand the world, and the people, around me. I’ve spent the last 15+ years answering questions from friends, colleagues, and clients about sex, relationships, and anatomy. People were coming to me with real and challenging issues and to better help them I decided I needed to know more - I sought a Masters in Counselling, and wrote a thesis on Sexual Health Education as a resource to myself and other therapists.

Since then, I’ve continued to avidly pursue training and other learning experiences in the field of sex and relationship therapy. I’ve completed two levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the foremost research-based approach to relationships, and a training with Sue Johnson, the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy. I live and work with a curious and open mind, and try to remember every day to bring my values of loving kindness with me into every room.

My clinical specialties in the fascinating world of sex and relationship counselling include trauma, communication & boundaries, and chronic pain & illness. I also work with grief & loss, anxiety & depression, and personal growth. I welcome queer folk and folk in the BDSM fetish community. I work with people in all relationship structures, i.e. monogamy, open, polyamory, swinging, etc.

My pronouns are she/her.

 
Allura Centre for Sex Therapy, Couples Counselling and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Counselling

Approaches in Therapy

| Gottman couples therapy | emotion-focused therapy | | Sex Therapy |motivational interviewing | TRAUMA-INFORMED SOMATIC APPROACHTrauma-informed |

Professional Licensure & Degrees

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

  • Certificate in Peer Counselling, University of British Columbia

  • Masters of Counselling, City University of Seattle

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, McGill University

 

Professional Trainings & Experience

  • (Upcoming) Trauma-Informed Somatic Practice Certificate with Dr. Sharon Stanley, City University of Seattle

  • Culturally Responsive Practice, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

  • Couples Therapy in the 21st Century with Dr. Sue Johnson, Jack Hirose & Associates 

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Levels 1 & 2 Clinical Training, The Gottman Institute

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR, Canadian Red Cross

  • Active Listening Webinar, Alzheimer Society of B.C

  • Motivational Interviewing with an Alcohol and Drug Focus, Urban Native Youth Association

  • Family Caregiver Training, Alzheimer Society of B.C

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Contact Ally

Contact us today for a 15-minute free phone consultation to see if Ally is the right counsellor for you. You can call the office or send us a message here:

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