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Janaya Garbe (she/her)

Janaya Garbe


Hi there, it’s lovely to meet you! My name is Janaya, and I am a student counsellor completing my Master’s degree at Yorkville University. I currently call Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island home, residing on the traditional unceded lands of the Cowichan Tribes. My journey from Alberta to British Columbia was a major turning point in my life, opening doors to self-discovery and a deeper understanding of my identity and values. The slower pace of life here in the valley has been a breath of fresh air for me, creating space to indulge in my passions - running, scrapbooking, and yoga - these hobbies create a peaceful balance that I cherish.


My path has been anything but conventional and now that I immerse myself in counselling, I am reminded of the importance of connection and authenticity. These values drive my curiosity to make a difference in the lives of others and enhance the feeling of community that we have seemed to have lost in recent years.


Therapeutic Approach

In my approach to counselling, I’m all about creating space and appreciation for each client to tell their story, in their words, the way that they want and at their own pace. My style blends active listening, empathy, and exploration during our sessions. I appreciate the practice of mindfulness and listening to the body while honoring each person's intuition about their life circumstances. Honesty, openness, and the subtle strength of silence are core principles of my practice that offer my clients growth.


I draw from different therapeutic approaches, including Person-centered therapy, Existentialism, Somatic Processing, and more. I am always looking for new techniques to better support you on your journey. The first step in reaching out can be daunting, so if you made it here - you are capable of healing. Together, we can navigate the challenges that you are facing and emerge stronger and with more resilience on the other side.

My online booking link can be found here.

"A problem cannot be solved by the consciousness that created it." - Albert Einstein


Individual Counselling (50 mins): $50 + GST

Individual Counselling (75 mins): $75 + GST

Relationship Counselling (50 mins): $65 + GST

Relationship Counselling (75 mins): $84.50 + GST

Open to couples, families, LGBTQ2S+, and open/polyam/CNM relationships.


Wednesdays: virtual | 4pm to 9pm

Fridays: virtual | 4pm to 9pm

Saturdaysvirtual | 10am to 3pm

Expected Practicum Completion: February 2025

Janaya is unable to accept clients on a sliding scale at this time. If you require a lower fee, please contact us.

Information regarding payment, insurance coverage, and cancellation policies can be found here.

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