Welcome to my website. The information I have provided here is designed to help you in your search for a therapist. If you are left with questions after going through this website, please feel free to contact me.

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief from death, divorce, separation, or relocation
  • Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions
  • Eating problems
  • Insomnia
  • Meaning making and spiritual concerns
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Illness and mortality
  • Making sense of and working with dreams
  • Personal growth and creativity

I offer psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy for people going through any of life’s challenges such as depression, anxiety, loss, grief, major changes in life circumstances, inability to form lasting relationships, lack of self-confidence and self-esteem, issues of meaning and purpose, facing illness and mortality. As well, I draw on other modes of therapy when needed. I also work with people wanting to know themselves better, wanting to work with their dreams, or to grow more fully into their potential.

If you have been struggling with feelings, thoughts, or patterns of behaviour that you are having a hard time to change, the approach I offer may be very helpful to you. Some situations for which a person might seek counselling can be worked through in a relatively short period of time by a process of problem solving, or learning new ways of thinking and responding. At other times thoughts, feelings and behaviours don’t seem to make sense and are hard to change. As we work together in a non-judgemental and confidential environment we aim to shed light on the underlying meanings of these “symptoms”. Working through all that comes to light in this process can result in lasting changes in how you experience yourself and your relationships and how you function in the world.

At this time, as a candidate with the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, I am offering psychoanalysis at a reduced fee. If you think this might be of interest to you, please contact me so that we can discuss assessment, terms and parameters.

Christine M. Piercy
Psychotherapist & Registered Clinical Counsellor

Serving Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands