Hi, I'm David!
I’m a counsellor, social worker, and a proud dad. I started Solidarity Coaching and Counselling because I love walking alongside people as they gain more insight into themselves and make positive change in their lives.
Despite being a counsellor I avoided counselling for years in my twenties because I thought I could figure it out on my own. When I finally relented and got help I experienced healing in areas I didn’t even know were wounded, and it enabled to conquer bad habits that had dogged me for years.
My approach is structured, goal-focused, and conversational. I’ll help you identify the root of your problems, and find new ways of thinking and being that help move you towards your ideal self.
I use a hybrid coaching and counselling approach. Counselling tends to focus on the past and processing experiences and emotions and coaching focuses on goal-setting and solutions. I lean towards a coaching approach but can switch between either mode depending on your needs.
We’ll track your results. I will help you to monitor your progress weekly so you can see when you are improving. Research shows this practice greatly improves chances of success.
We can walk or do activities while we talk. Many people feel more comfortable talking side by side then seated directly facing someone in a small room. Walking stimulates brain activity and being outdoors promotes overall well-being adding value to each session.
I love to laugh, and joke around. Life is too short to be serious all the time. I can laugh at my own faults, and the absurdity of life and encourage you to do the same.
- Master of Social Work, University of British Columbia
- Bachelor of Arts – Criminology, Simon Fraser University
Registered Social Worker BC College of Social Workers (#14353). Alberta College of Social Workers (#16097) Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#844820)
Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18694) BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy
CBT for Anxiety & Related Disorders in Children and Youth CBT Connections
DBT Skills Course Marsha Linehan Behavioural Tech
Gaming Disorder Clinical Training Intenta
Find Out More About Solidarity Coaching
If you’re searching for counseling and coaching services in Vancouver BC, across Canada, or even internationally, you’ve come to the right place. My expertise extends throughout the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, Port Moody, Langley, and beyond.
I pride myself on my flexibility and adaptability, offering Zoom sessions to clients worldwide. This has allowed me to successfully work with individuals across the globe.