Welcome to Island Clinical Counselling

To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the storm seems too rough, it can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together.

I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending. 

At Island Clinical Counselling, you will receive culturally safe, evidenced-based, person-centred services. Treatment plans are adapted to everyone who comes through the door. I specialize in a number of areas; however, I am able to support individuals from all walks of life with any number of presenting issues, including individual and couples counselling.  I offer weekend counselling, which is often beneficial for individuals who work full-time during the week.  Please contact me for free, initial consultation or go ahead and book a first appointment using the website’s online booking tool through Square.  I am looking forward to offering you support during this challenging time.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorders, Phobias
  • Depression and depressive disorders
  • Trichotillomania: picking and pulling disorders
  • Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Couples Counselling/Relationship Issues
  • Support for major life transitions, such as support to post-secondary students
  • Stress Management
  • Support for caregivers of and individuals with diverse abilities
  • Spiritual Support
  • Family Counselling

Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics and Tourette’s (CBIT);
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy (ABA)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Approaches
  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • Interpersonal Therapy for Depression
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy