Gillian Tuyp, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor – #13116

Gillian (she/her) brings over 10 years of experience supporting children, youth, and families into her practice as a clinical counsellor. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services. Gillian has 3 years of experience providing clinical supervision and leadership for both the Counselling Program and Parent Support Program at Cameray.


At the core of Gillian’s theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. She utilizes an integrated approach in her work with children and families, drawing from Expressive Art and Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Safe and secure attachment relationships are the foundation of healthy family systems. A significant part of Gillian’s work with families is to support parents and caregivers in repairing and strengthening attachment with their children in hopes of creating more understanding, connection and joy into their homes.

Having experienced anxiety and panic since her early teenage years, Gillian has a keen ability in making her clients feel understood and validated in their pursuit of mental well-being. Much of her self-care practice involves spending time in nature and connecting with animals, and she strives to bring these aspects of mindfulness and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) into her work with children, youth and adults.

A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Member # 13116

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