My name is Alexia Spencer and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working in the helping field for over 15 years, with a range of ages and populations in my capacity as a behaviour interventionist, student support worker, teacher, school counsellor, and private practitioner. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University.
I am a current member of Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy Live, the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and an affiliate member of Vancouver Collaborative Divorce. In the past, I was an Executive Board Member of the BC School Counsellors’ Association (BCSCA) and Professional Development Chair for several years.
Through my work, I realized how much pressure people experienced in their day-to-day lives and the effects this had on their relationship with themselves and others. Through my therapeutic work, I observed the consequences of society placing such a strong emphasis on perfectionism, a hyper-vigilance on “fixing” oneself, and external merit. Seeing adults, teens, and children struggling to understand their identity, self-worth, and values motivated me to gain expertise in various therapeutic modalities. As a mother of two young children, I wish to continue sharing my support in encouraging children, teens, and adults to reconnect with their values, personal knowledge, unique narratives, and own definition of personhood, while fostering an empowering relationship with themselves.
My therapeutic orientation and counselling approach is client-centered and incorporates Narrative, Adlerian, Rogerian, Cognitive-Behavioural, Play/Art Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches.
My availability can be found here.
"Every time we ask a question, we’re generating a possible version of life."
Education and Training
// Adler University
Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology
// University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Psychology
// Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Education
// Mount Royal University
// Vancouver Narrative Therapy
Foundations Certificate Course
// Trauma Informed Practice Training
Kristina Grabner Training
Individual Counselling (50 mins): $165 + GST
Individual Counselling (75 mins): $245 + GST
Relationship Counselling (50 mins): $195 + GST
Relationship Counselling (75 mins): $290 + GST
Sundays: in-person & virtual, 3pm to 9pm
Tuesdays: virtual, 9am to 4pm
Wednesdays: in-person & virtual, 5pm to 9pm