Welcome to Limitless Wellness! Perhaps coming to this page is the first time you have considered Counselling. You may only know that something needs to change in your life and that is the first step. The next step, we can do together. We are a private Counselling practice serving Nanaimo, 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 within the community while seeking out other like minded, passionate Counsellors to join her team.
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 and move forward.
Finding the right Therapist for you, is crucially important to your journey. Study after study has shown, that your relationship with your therapists is the most important factor in your own healing. 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.
Hi, I’m Sarah Flynn RPC. My experience has taught me that our greatest gifts often 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 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 for 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 fulfils 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 that precise lesson and now I get to share that 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. To see if I am the right fit for, I offer a free 30 minute consultation. Call the number above, in complete confidence.
Hello! My name is Paula, and I have been where you are now. I understand how much courage you will need to make an appointment, and how much you will need to trust the person who hears your story. I feel compassion for you in your journey, and I honour your strength as you reach out for help.
I’m here to listen without judgment and to help you find deeper meaning and purpose in all the confusion, hurt, and distress. I will be here for you, and I will support you through the process of creating quality in your life. We will work together to find a clear path forward, a path that works for you. There is hope!
My counselling approach is Integrative, which means that I use techniques from different therapeutic approaches (including hypnosis and life coaching) in order to tailor sessions to each client’s individual needs. I work collaboratively with clients because each person is his/her own expert and should be respected as such. I help clients identify and access the strengths they already possess that will enable them to cope well with life’s challenges. My philosophy is that each client needs encouragement and support to discover and nurture their best self.
My work focuses on:
Adults (19+) – on issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief/loss and life transitions of all kinds.
First Nations and Métis adults – I offer a safe space for First Nations and Métis people who have experienced all the issues that come from being marginalised, including the Sixties Scoop and Residential School experiences.
Seniors and Caregivers – I am passionate about helping seniors as they transition through life and are often challenged by very specific issues. Some of these issues are depression/anxiety, isolation and loneliness, loss/grief, feelings of invisibility, concerns around illness, regret about the past, and fear of the future. I’m also passionate about working with caregivers of all kinds. Caregiver burnout is common, and I can help these clients find a way to cope and create some breathing room.
Film and TV employees – I have experienced the stress and burnout that are common when working in this industry. I draw upon these past experiences to help each client find a way to cope and thrive.
At present, my services are through online Counselling. This helps our client in accessing very flexible appointment times. We understand it can be a little bit of a strange concept for some and so for this reason, I offer a 10 minute video chat so you can get a feel for whether or not it will work for you.
Online Counselling is also at a reduced rate of $100 per session.
Hello, my name is Tyler Haug RCC and I am here to offer compassionate and confidential 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.
“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 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.”
Sarah Flynn is a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Designation RPC. She is also a Certified Life Coach, Financial Advisor and Life Coach. 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).
Paula Reynolds Is a Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate with the designation RPCc, a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a certified Life Coach. Paula has a BA in Psychology, postgraduate classes in Counselling Psychology, and experience working in Mental Health. Paula is a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellor Association (CPCA).