Victoria Counselling and Therapy
About Victoria Counselling and Therapy
Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb is the founding counsellor of Victoria Counselling and Therapy. She has a diverse background and a wide range of experience. After completing her undergrad in sciences, she spent two decades in the pharmaceutical industry. She decided to pursue a career which would allow more direct client/patient contact. This lead to her current career as a counsellor.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being."
Using a multidisciplinary counselling approach, allows for collaboration with additional healthcare professionals to create a multifaceted, holistic treatment plan. Bernadette specializes in counselling clients who are undergoing bariatric surgery, have chronic health conditions, are seeking support for weight loss programs, and individuals who have disordered eating.
"I never thought that CBT and mindfulness activities would work for me. Having an open-mind to use the techniques of CBT taught me to settle my panic attacks which helped my mind to become less fogged. With the support, I received from counselling, I feel more confident. Thanks to Bernadette's trust and respect she gave me, it has made it possible to begin to heal."