About Kathlyn


Currently Not Accepting New Clients

My Practice

My practice is built on a solid foundation of professional experiences and relationships. I have invested years working directly with people from across the lifespan and in a variety of settings. This includes extensive experience working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families.

Enhancing Your Wellness

I have learned that when people are given time, space, tools and nurturing support, they can make the changes necessary for better, healthier, and more productive lives.

One of the primary goals of professional counselling is to facilitate change. This begins with deep listening and empathic inquiry in a safe and non-judgmental environment. By employing effective clinical practice skills, counselling can bring deeper personal insight, awareness, better ways of coping, solving problems, and improved relationships.


I offer a wide variety of counselling options to meet your needs including:

  • Convenient Telephone Counselling and Consults
  • Wellness Plans (ex. stress, grief, work/life balance)
  • Treatment Plans (ex. Anxiety, depression, trauma)
  • Strategic Parenting Plans (ex. parenting, family, separation/divorce)
  • Intimacy Builders (ex. relationships, couples)
  • Conflict Resolution (ex. personal, professional, couples/families)
  • Life Transitions (*Special interest in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum)
  • Conflict, Crisis, Trauma, Wellness and Fully Embodied Living.

All of these many services are designed around you. Your needs and well-being are of the utmost importance to me, your professional counsellor.





I am a highly qualified professional counsellor with years of education and experience that enable me to work productively with clients from across the lifespan.


  • Bachelor of Social Work and Masters in Counselling Psychology
  • Registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC with BCACC #2415) and Registered with the BC College of Social Workers (RSW¬† with BCCSW #10432)
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Satir Transformational Family Therapy, CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing), Trauma Desensitization, Expressive Therapy, Reiki, and Somatic Transformation/Attachment and Regulation Therapy.




My clients’ wellness is of the utmost importance to me. In addition to clinical, professional counselling, I believe one of my roles is to help clients integrate holistic mind-body strategies. These might include mindfulness, meditation, visualization, movement/yoga, somatic awareness, and inquiry.

I believe that nature and creativity, including art, music, play, and humour are examples of vital resources that are necessary for full, balanced, and productive lives. I have found that clients connected to their resources are Resilient, Authentic, Healthy, and Happy.

We are surrounded by a host of natural resources that can facilitate and maintain healthy change; our personal relationships and even our own bodies are often untapped resources that can help us live full, meaningful lives.

Contact me

Phone: 250-896-1704
E-mail: hello@kathlynmchugh.ca

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Kathlyn is currently available at two locations:  Sooke and Langford, BC Canada.


Counselling Victoria BC Canada