Sarah Flynn RPC & Associates Nanaimo’s Compassionate Counsellors

Welcome to Limitless Wellness! Perhaps coming to this page is the first time you have considered counselling or mental health support of any kind. You may only know that something needs to change in your life and that is truly the first and most important step. The next step, we can do together. We are a private counselling practice made up of a team of the best and most passion driven counsellors. We serve Nanaimo and Parksville, BC and online. We invite you to take your time and get to know more about what we offer at Limitless Wellness. Choosing the right counsellors for you is of utmost importance.

Limitless Wellness was started by Sarah Flynn in 2013 and since then Sarah has been working with clients within the  community while building a team of  like minded, skilled and passionate counsellors.

We believe that each person possesses the inner strength to heal themselves and our role is to support our clients on their journey. Bringing presence, genuineness and compassion to our role, along with the effective tools, skills and in-depth knowledge necessary to help you heal, move forward and live a happier, healthier life.

To learn more about who we are and why we do what we do, please continue below. To get in touch, please email or call in complete confidence.

Sarah

Sarah works at our Nanaimo location at 758 St. Andrews Street.

Hi, I’m Sarah Flynn RPC. My experience has taught me that our greatest gifts come from our deepest wounds. When we learn to embrace our own suffering we allow ourselves the space to heal and our lives become truly limitless.

Being the right counsellor for you is about so much more than just qualifications, it is also about having a strong passion for helping people and a caring empathetic approach. I believe the best counsellors are those who have experienced challenging and difficult times themselves. How could I expect my clients to go somewhere I have not gone? For these reasons I feel it is essential to share with you some of my own journey.

I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Canada in 2009, where I now live with my two daughters and children of the hairy variety. I was like so many people today, working in a career I didn’t like and telling myself I should just be happy. I was a financial advisor and I did not believe I could do anything else. I was too old now and too depleted of my own passion for life. I did not choose this career but rather fell into it out of an inner need for stability in my life. Changing course was too risky, too uncertain. I rationalized everything and denied my true feelings. I doubted all my decisions and felt low about life most of the time. Perhaps this sounds familiar to you. I did not think to ask for help, I believed that how I felt was who I was. It was not until I felt completely desperate that I sought out the nearest counsellor I could find.

This was the most difficult and also most life changing period of my life. I remember believing since I was a child that talking to someone about my problems could not possibly help. Mere words can not explain how it felt to feel the weight lifted from my shoulders in just the first few sessions. My soul gasped in relief to have finally shared my story, my feelings out loud and to be truly heard in return. It was the beginning of an amazing journey. I began to change my life, to heal and begin on the path to knowing myself for the first time.

I had always been fascinated with understanding people, child development and psychology but I had never had the courage to pursue this passion. Having experienced my own struggles, my own severe depression and ultimately finding a way out, I wanted so much for people to not have to go through what I had. My own experience had now shaped me as a person and re-ignited my curiosity in the human mind, how we suffer and how it is possible to heal. The voice inside of me finally took centre stage and I was in charge of my life. I was going to be a Counsellor. It is what I was always destined to be but the path to getting here was necessary in order to be of real help to people. This is not the kind of job one can just do. It is a life purpose. I knew that with the right training, I could help people overcome their challenges and release the burden that is pain, loss and suffering.  Nothing fulfills me more, than connecting to others, seeing a person reveal their true selves and witnessing their transformation.

Looking back on my experiences, I know that had I sought out help earlier I may not have had to suffer as I did. I am grateful for my path, because it has taught me this lesson and now I get to share it with you. I believe with all my heart that everyone needs a Counsellor and I forever commit to sharing that message. A Counsellor is not the same as sharing with a friend, it is a relationship like no other and one that works to improve your relationship with yourself, others and the world.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my story. 

Laurie

Laurie works from our Parksville location at 365 Craig Street, Parksville V9P 1L4

Hi, my name is Laurie Schuerbeke BSW, RSW and I first came to Reichian Therapy (Counselling) in 1998 as a client and worked with Michael Miskin, Reichian Therapist, RCC in North Vancouver. I had spent most of my working life up to that point working within my community as a social worker.In going on my own counselling journey I came to the intense realization that helping people from a therapeutic approach was where my passion and skills truly flourished.

I work with individuals and couples. I have trained with Terry Real from the Relational Life Institute and completed level 1 in couples therapy. In 2017 I trained with the International Collaborative Society to be a Separation and Divorce Coach.

I come to my work as a therapist and coach from an experiential orientation first. I am a registered social worker and have worked for many years in several Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities throughout Vancouver Island.

I have a lot of life experience and passion for helping others resolve the inhibitions that prevent full enjoyment of life. It is my honour to accompany you on your path to a more fulfilling life.

Tyler

Tyler works from our Nanaimo location at 758 St. Andrews Street.

Hello, my name is Tyler Haug RCC and I am here to offer compassionate therapy. It is a courageous act to be willing to seek help, and to share oneself with another person. It is truly an honour to bear witness to the experiences and life stories of my clients. 

I have always been fascinated by the human mind and our emotional experience. In my youth and young adult life, I delved into the world of learning all I could about the mind and our human experience. I eventually discovered that I was only doing half the work. In watching and studying people, I was not looking at myself. Though it was the most challenging experience in my life, turning my gaze inwards was also the most valuable learning in my quest to help others.  

So many of the clients I work with are great at putting themselves down. They look inward but only see the judgements of themselves they have come to own. In these same people I can see their unwavering strength, tremendous compassion, and beautiful uniqueness. We all have value and are deserving of knowing and truly feeling it’s power.

No matter your background or stage in life, I will meet you there. That is my commitment to you and my work as a Therapist. 

Sureeta

Sureeta works from our downtown Nanaimo location at 203 – 335 Wesley Street.

Hi, I’m Sureeta Karod RCC. I grew up in Nanaimo and attended the University of Victoria. I am so grateful to be serving the mental health needs of my community. I come to my passion for counselling having worked extensively in the field and having witnessed it’s life changing healing. My experiences and learning across our beautiful province led me to this passion of working one on one with individuals and couples with whom I feel my skills are most helpful and the results most meaningful.

Counselling is a journey into oneself and it is my honour  to support my clients on this quest.

After graduating from the University of Victoria I obtained my I Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have provided counselling in various settings, including residential addiction treatment, pain management, and crisis counselling. I incorporate practices from various counselling modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and narrative therapy. My approach is holistic in nature and focuses on helping clients to identify their strengths, gain confidence, self esteem and apply this growth to overcoming their barriers to well-being.

No symptom or experience is too big to overcome when we feel safe and have the right support by our side. My support, guidance and care are my commitment to you. 

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Dee-Anne

Dee-Anne works from our south Nanaimo location at 1331 Langara Drive.

Hi, my name is Dee-Anne Cowan RCC. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. I have lived on the island all my life, and moved to Nanaimo from the North Island in 2019.

I have a natural curiosity about people, their stories and how they get along in life. I consider it an honour to be able to hold space for someone to share their personal problems and their wishes for the future. My clients tell me that I put them at east and make it comfortable for them to open up. I am passionate about supporting people whether it be with anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, work, or family. I strive to create a comfortable space to build authentic and therapeutic connections. I aim to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and support you in making positive changes that stick. My hope for every client is that you walk away having gained personal insight and with a practical toolbox of strategies to implement in your life.

I use a client-centred approach to counselling in which you are the expert of your life and I am walking along side you for a short part of your journey. My practice is informed by a variety of counselling methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy, Mindfulness and others.

 

The Logo: A picture speaks a thousand words

Original fairySarah Flynn founded Limitless Wellness in 2012.

“The first draft of this image came to me just as I was embarking on my journey to becoming a counsellor. Being from Ireland, I grew up with a fascination for fairies and the myths and legends surrounding them.

This image represents how I see our journey in life and the journey we travel within ourselves. Each path of ours so different and yet the process very much the same. The image is of a fairy kneeling and resting her head in her hands while her beautiful wings span out behind her. So often we live our lives in our heads and lose all connection to our hearts, our true essence and the guiding force that resides within each of us. It is not until we pause for a moment, rest our minds and reflect inwards that we discover who we are. It can be a very difficult journey and at times our struggle may seem to get worse before it gets better. Through it all we are never truly lost, our strength to overcome never falls away. In the fairies darkest moments she was always Limitless. From our deepest wounds, shines the brightest light.”

Accreditation

All of our therapists are trained and accredited professionals, in good standing with their appropriate regulatory bodies.

Sarah Flynn is a Registered Professional Counsellor with the designation RPC. She is also a Certified Life Coach and Financial Advisor. Sarah is a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).

Tyler Haug is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the designation RCC. Tyler is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Laurie Schuerbeke is a qualified Psychodynamic Therapist and a Registered Social Worker with the designations BSW, RSW. Laurie is also trained in the Collaborative Model of Divorce Resolution with the Collaborative Roster Society. Laurie is a member of the BC College of Social Workers

Dee-Anne is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the designation RCC. Tyler is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).