We are uninvited settlers occupying the stolen, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qayqayt, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples. Our relationship with these lands dictates our commitment to understanding the ongoing impacts of colonization and decolonizing our practices in and out of the counselling room.

Jane Whitlaw, MEd, RCC.


Registered Clinical Counsellor, Walk & Talk, Nature & Equine-Partnered Therapy

Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here and I want to congratulate you on taking the first courageous step toward healing and wellness. Let me provide you with a brief introduction so you have a sense of what to expect in working with me.

My clinical philosophies are rooted in the values by which I both live and work. Authenticity, I believe contributes to the development of a trusting and real connection. Who I am in session, is who I am as a person, and the congruency of my own presentation is integral to supporting you to live your life according to your own values and beliefs. I am not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to remind you of the agency you have within yourself to heal from whatever is troubling you; to be the person you know yourself to be.

I maintain a trauma-informed, holistic perspective within my practice, and I approach every new client with a deep understanding of how early life experiences have the potential to impact current, day-to-day functioning. How we internalize our experiences, the ways in which we process the world, and how we use that information to help us navigate our relationships, are unique processes, and it is of utmost importance to me to meet you where you’re at, doing what I can to understand your world as you’ve experienced it.

Together, we can explore the source of what is challenging you. We can investigate why some things may be playing out the way they are. And we can process those experiences in a way that encourages healing, growth, and transformation. Let’s get started!

Additional Trainings: 

  • Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness – Generation Farms - Deborah Marshall, MA
  • Foundations & Focus in Equine Facilitated Wellness - Chiron's Way - Sandra Wallin
  • SMART recovery facilitator Training
  • Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
  • Working with Adolescents and Adults with FASD – Leilani Buschau
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association Connect conference
  • Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, Sally Halliday, MA
  • Mindfulness Counselling Strategies – Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute – Robbie Chesick, MA
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training – Kristin Neff, PhD. & Chris Germer, PhD.
  • Trauma-Informed Practice, Level I and II – Alyson Quinn, MSW & Trish Walsh, BA
  • Trauma-informed Care – Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW
  • Clinical Trauma certification, Level I and II – Janina Fisher, PhD. – in process
  • Understanding and Supporting BPD – Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, Sheri Coburn, MSW
  • Healing Triggers, Limiting Beliefs, & Intergenerational Trauma - Trish Walsh
  • San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training; Core ICS Mental Health - Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Compassion in Therapy Summit
  • Blending Western Practices with Traditional Aboriginal Approaches to Healing - Elder Little Brown Bear (Ernest Matton), BEd.