About Our Couples Counselling & Therapy Service in Vancouver, BC


Mission

I’ve (Pronouns She/Her) been in the counselling profession for over a decade and my work with clients continually evolves yet the foundation of my therapeutic work remains the same –“the individual is the expert in his or her own life.” Based on this idea, I am committed to helping my clients believe in their inherent wisdom and tap into their inner strengths in order to overcome barriers to their contentment.

I believe everyone has the potential for having happy and loving relationships and that it is our birth rite.  I am passionate about helping my client attain this. 

During childhood, I witnessed my parents’ unhealthy behaviours in their unhappy, volatile marriage and  I wished they would seek help to resolve their trauma and be healthy with one another.  Observing their unhealthy relationship patterns throughout my childhood and then exhibiting them  in my own romantic relationships in early adulthood led me to do my own therapy. Today, I feel tremendous gratitude with the recognition that therapy has helped me to continue to grow and have healthy experiences in my relationships with others.

I believe that relationship skills and healing of trauma are imperative to a thriving society for all.  I am dedicated to doing my part in helping myself and others achieve this. 

Education

  • Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology,  University of Victoria

Membership

Training

Couples Counselling

Individual Counselling

 I am committed to lifelong learning in this fascinating profession. I attend a regular consultation group and attend workshops, training and conferences.

Experience

Having worked in the helping field for over 20  years and in the counselling field for over a decade, some of my experience includes:

  • substance abuse counselling for an outpatient clinic as well as for a residential rehabilitation facility
  • counselling clients on a wide range of issues for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • facilitating psycho-educational groups about healthy relationships for elementary school aged children

Book an appointment or a free 10-minute phone consultation online or by phone/email  at Kollar Counselling Services, Diana Kollar offers weekday counselling sessions for couples and for individuals in her Vancouver office.