Meet Our Counsellors 

Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in your healing. Therefore, it is essential to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable and safe with.  Having a good therapeutic relationship means you feel understood and can work collaboratively towards your therapeutic goals.  At New Growth Counselling, we offer a 30-minute in-person or by phone free consultation to better ensure we are a good fit for you. 


Katherine Smith, MA, RCC #15737

I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) which means that I have met specific educational training and commit to on-going training to ensure that I adhere to the stringent professional and ethical standards set out by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Health insurance companies may cover part or all of the cost of my services when counselling is a part of your benefits package.

I work primarily with adults and with a variety of presenting responses that impact functioning. I offer a blend of therapeutic approaches that include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, humanistic and client-centred therapies, and family systems. My integrative approach follows a trauma-informed model that considers both our physiological responses and our need for healthy connections and attachment.

With a background in science, I started my career in education and spent a decade working privately and in a high school supporting students with learning differences and disabilities. I have many years experience volunteering with adults with developmental disabilities. I often noticed there was a deeper level in which I could offer support; therefore, after having children, I completed my masters in counselling psychology to become a registered certified counsellor.


Sara RAdford, MA, RCC #3504

I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and work primarily with kids, adolescents, and families. My full bio is coming shortly. Thank you for your patience!


“Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation.”
— Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery, 2015