One-on-one Counselling with Irvine

Irvine Harvey

My Background

My name is Irvine G. Harvey (he/him/his). I am an up-and-coming Clinical Counsellor on
Vancouver Island. I live in Sidney, BC, with my husband Daniel, our “kiddos” Great Dane, Luna
and sweet, playful cat Quincy. I have a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler
University (Vancouver, BC), a Certificate in Community Counselling from Vancouver Community
College (Vancouver, BC), and a Degree in Physical Therapy from Angeles University
(Philippines). I have an active application with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
(BCACC), and I am a Professional Member of the Canadian Counsellors and Psychotherapy
Association (CCPA). I also work in social service as a program manager with Victoria Cool Aid
Society operating supportive housing and shelter services for the homeless community. I was
affiliated as program manager for the Mood Disorders Association of BC, providing psychiatric
and counselling care with a holistic approach such as Food as Medicine, Exercise as Treatment
for mood disorders, and advanced technology like Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
(rTMS). My clinical counselling training was with Health Initiative for Men and BC Society for
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Vancouver – both focus on men’s health, wellness, trauma,
and any individuals identifying as men who need support towards their wellness.

My Approach

My therapeutic approach is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural
Therapy combined with a Trauma-Informed Practice, Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment,
and Person-Centred models. I believe you, the client, is the primary driver of your therapeutic
journey. Thus, meeting you where you are at is of utmost importance. As my client, you will be
an active participant – you and I will rely on our relationship, trust, openness to experience, and
honest communication. Life can be challenging, and a little perspective and support can help.
So, when you are ready, I am here for you!

My areas of interest:

• Advocacy, listener, and support for people who are struggling with their wellness
• Anxiety and Depression
• Phobias
• Emotional Instability
• Anger Issues
• Panic Disorders
• Personality Disorders
• Bipolar Disorders
• Survivors of Sexual Abuse
• Grief and Loss
• Men’s Health and Wellness
• New Immigrants and Refugees