Cameron Watson, PhD
Registered Clinical Counsellor
"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"
Do you have the feeling that life should be less of a struggle and more fulfilling, easier, or vital than it has been lately? Do you battle depression? Do you get anxious or worry? Are you having difficulties in your relationships? Do you find yourself getting angry easily? Are you dealing with compulsive or addictive behaviour? Do you just feel stuck, or unable to find meaning and purpose in life?
If you are dealing with any of these problems, you may wish to speak with me. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I am committed to helping my clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life problems to live fuller and more meaningful lives. Over 80% of people who see a counsellor experience improvement, compared to those who do not. My commitment is not just to help you feel better, but to help you to live better.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its main messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life. It is a remarkably creative and experiential counselling approach firmly rooted in empirically supported research into how the human mind works. It has been clinically shown to be applicable to a wide range of life struggles. There are now over 300 randomized controlled trials supporting the efficacy of ACT.
There are two basic aims in this approach:
1) teaching you practical and accessible skills to deal with your negative, painful thoughts and feelings effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills). 2) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you - i.e. your values - and then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better, and to assist you to move in directions in life that matter to you.
About Dr. Cameron Watson
Dr. Cameron Watson is a counselling therapist registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC membership 11573). He has a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University. He has a Master's degree in Counselling, with President's Honours, from City University of Seattle. He earned his PhD in the Philosophy of Education from the Faculty of Education of Simon Fraser University. His research interests include social justice in counselling psychology; alienation and class analysis; and self and consciousness.
He worked as an intern counsellor for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services and is now currently employed there as a clinical counsellor within their Affordable Counselling Program. Cameron has experience working with clients in individual and group settings, and welcomes people from all cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. His practice is currently centered on adult individual and couple concerns.
Fees and Coverage
$130 for a 50-minute session
$220 for a 90-minute session
$140 for a 50-minute session
$240 for a 90-minute session
$20-50 per session, depending on the size, frequency, and duration of the group.
Rates are consistent with the fee schedule set by the BCACC. For details, please see: https://bc-counsellors.org/find-a-counsellor/fee-schedule/
Fee payments to be paid in full at the end of each appointment, unless alternate payment arrangements have been made.
Cash, cheques, and e-transfers only.
Reimbursements: Many extended health plans cover the cost of counselling provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please contact your plan administrator for more information.
Cancelled/ Missed Appointments: A charge of $50 will be incurred for all missed/cancelled appointments with less than 24 hours notice.
Kanaka Creek Community Counselling
200-22714, Dewdney Trunk Road,
Maple Ridge, BC
We are proud to be partnered with Sage River Wellness and Centered Within Yoga to offer a holistic space for client needs. The center provides a safe, warm, convenient, and welcoming environment to all our valued clients.
We look forward to meeting you!!
Free parking is available and we are close to public transportation.
Hours of Operation
Friday evenings (4pm-8pm) and
Sunday mornings (9am-1pm)