Brandon Bate, MA, CCC (Pending) (He/Him)

Associate Therapist

Adults, Youth (17+)

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Professional Association/Designation:

-Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

-Canadian Certified Counsellor (Pending)

 

Fee Assistance

-Offers Sliding Scale

Education

-Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (2022)

Trinity Western University

-Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (2014)​

Trinity Western University

Primary Focus Areas

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Trauma & Abuse

-Family Dynamics

-Relationships

-Self-Discovery

Brandon Bate, MA, CCC

Brandon Bate, MA, CCC
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MY STORY

My name is Brandon Bate and I live in the Fraser Valley with my wife. I moved to BC in 2010 from Colorado in the United States to pursue an education - first in Fine Arts and then in Psychology. Outside of counselling, I am professionally involved in research, training, producing live theatre, and acting. My hobbies include trail running, cycle touring, and playing guitar. 

 

My introduction to counselling was at a young age, dealing with an unexplained illness in the family and a mass shooting in my hometown. My inner struggle involved painful feelings that I wasn’t equipped to deal with, and the counsel I received gave me the space, acceptance, and tools to find my way back out of that tough place. I have a genuine curiosity about people and have a passion for helping them find new ways of navigating life's challenges. 

MY APPROACH TO THERAPY

Attachment and Trauma Informed Therapy

We all experience dark seasons and difficult trials, and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help when you need it. If you choose to take that step in finding a counsellor, it is my hope that you feel welcomed, valued, accepted, and seen. As a humanistic, existential counsellor, I believe all meaningful therapy is rooted in a strong therapeutic relationship which prioritizes dignity, trust, and safety. I look at my job as to help you stay in the driver seat of your life while we both uncover the way your past experiences and relationships have affected you over time. Many of the patterns we pick up through life have helped us stay functioning, but they may not be working now as well as they used to in the past. 

I trust that you are the expert of your own life, and I will work to come alongside you as we explore where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go. My hope is that we can connect authentically in a way that gives you permission to be your true self, and work through your healing journey together.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Introduction to Existential Analysis (2021)

Sponsored by the Existential Analysis Society of Canada

Suicide and Crisis Prevention (2020)

Sponsored by Options BC (Fraser Health)