PROBLEM GAMBLING, Substance abuse, grief & loss,
Brooke Mathewes, M.Ed is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who can help individuals, youth, couples, and families untangle life's many challenges.
Brooke has unique and diverse experience as she has worked in a variety of community agency and hospital settings before establishing her own practice, Meadowbrook Counselling Services in Abbostsford, BC. In addition to her private practice, she works closely with the BC Cancer Agency as a patient and family counsellor, supporting people addressing grief, loss, and the impact of life threatening illness.
Brooke holds an on-going contract with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling program (RPGP), offering free counselling services to anyone identifying with a gambling problem and their families. Within RPGP, she offers individual, couple, and group counselling as well as intensive treatment weekends for those struggling with problematic gambling.
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Life has a funny way of throwing us all unexpected curve balls when we least expect it. For many people, the counselling process is about accessing professional guidance and support to tackle these challenges. From relationship conflicts, to understanding our own thoughts and feelings in a healthier way, to navigating through grief, loss, and sometimes addiction and mental health, counselling has the potential to be beneficial for anyone.
Brooke's role as a counsellor is to be an objective source of support to her clients. A voice to help clarify goals and make changes that have often felt out of reach or too challenging to face alone. Our brain processes information differently when we speak out loud. A major benefit of talk therapy is that thoughts and feelings that have been locked inside get processed in a different way when shared. It is the therapists job to remain neutral, objective, and focused. Although she is guided by a variety of therapeutic approaches and perspectives, each person‘s journey through counselling will be unique and tailored to their specific needs and concerns. Brooke uses Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT), a way of tracking whether or not counselling is actually helping session to session. This allows her to adjust and make changes in the moment to ensure that you are getting the best care possible and to create a space where changes can be made in real time.
If counselling is helping, you should notice a positive change in how you are feeling about the issues you are addressing. The problems themselves may not disappear but how you feel about them should improve. There should be a sense that life is getting better and you feel more equipped to tackle the stresses that in the past have gotten in the way, and maybe even led to destructive behaviours.
$150/60 min session
$225/90 min session
Credit Card, Cheque and
Exact Cash are accepted.
Mon & Tues 9am–9pm
Wed 9am–12pm, 5-6pm