Service Description

Linkage counselling service is a non-profit Christian organization that offers affordable, professional counselling to the Chinese community. We are a team of professional counselors who are spiritually rooted in Christian faith and work in a team context to provide the highest quality of care to the community. All counseling session and any personal information about our counsellees are kept confidential according to BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA, 2004).

Our counselling services include:

individual counselling, couple cournselling, premarital counselling, family counseling, youth counseling and play therapy. We offer a variety of counselling support for a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem building, personal growth, parenting etc.

We also offer a “Co-walkers” training program; single parent support group and different workshops.

Session Rates

Indiv./couple/child/family $ 70 per session/hour
Premarital counselling $ 80 per session (1.5 hours)

Session with Intern therapist $ 40 per session/hour

Linkage counseling subsidy program

Linkage counseling fund is available to subsidize partial counseling fees for people who need counselling but are experiencing financial difficulties. All subsidy applications are subject to approval. Linkage counseling subsidy is donated by individual sponsors and churches. Please contact us for more details.

If you want to become a sponsor of the Linkage fund, please donate via PayPal. Your financial support helps to bring emotional healings, relationship restoration, life transformation, and to strengthen marital & family bonds.

Languages

Counselling is available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Counselling Locations:

1) Burnaby CCM Centre(2/F Crystal Mall – 4533 Kingsborough St. Burnaby, BCV5H 4V3)
2)**Richmond CCM Centre (2320-8260, 2/F, Westminster Highway, Richmond Public Market)
**few counselors might be available meeting clients in Richmond office
Linkage office hours (Bby): 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday
Counselling hours: Call in for free intake assessment & by appointment (apart from the office hours; some counsellors take clients on some weekday’s evenings and Saturdays)

Change / Cancellation: Usual counselling fee will be applied if noticed is less than 24 hours.

Inquiries: 604-629-2266 (Linkage direct line)

email︰linkage@ccmcanada.org

Our Counsellors

David Chan 陳文耀

Education & Credentials
M.S.W. – Social work Administration & Clinical Social Work
B.A. –Social Work & Christian Education
Dip. Christian Studies

• Counselling Ministry Director – CCM Linkage
• Worked as a family counsellor and program supervisor – The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Integrated Family Program (VIFP)
• Worked as a multicultural friendship clubs and parent partnerships coordinator in Richmond elementary schools
• Worked as a superintendent – Evangel Children’s Home in Hong Kong for 15 years

Dr. Anthony Lo 盧春生醫生, 傳道

Education & Credentials
M.B.B.S. – HKU
M. Div. – Regent College

• CCM Linkage advisor
• Spiritual director
• Volunteer pastor at North Shore Pacific Grace Church
• Group leader for Marriage Enrichment Retreat of CFFC
• Group leader – Rapha Foundation’s Emotion Training Program

Winnie Chik 嚴戚詠麗

Education & Credentials
D.Min – Spiritual Direction
M.C. – Counselling
B.A. – Psychology

Clinical Supervision Training –AAMFT Approved Supervision Course
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I
PREP Trained Instructor

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Clinical supervisor
• Spiritual director
• Group leader – Rapha Foundation’s Emotion Training Program

Suzy Fung 馮梁素思

Education & Credentials
MTSC – Theological Studies in Counselling
B.A. – Psychology

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Volunteer pre-marital counsellor in Fraser Lands Church
• Worked as adult suicide intervention counsellor in Chimo Crisis Services

Lillian Wong 黃美英

Education & Credentials
M.S.W. – Social Work
M.A. –Biblical Counselling,
B.A. – Intercultural Studies
B.S.W. – Social Work

• Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.)
• Group facilitator of the CCM Brain Injury support group
• Currently work as a disability advocate at Disability Alliance BC

Winnie Yu 游子儀

Education & Credentials

M.A. –Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A. – General Studies

EMDR Basic Training certificate. Certified EMDR Approved Therapist in progress
Sandplay Therapy Level I
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I & III Attachment-based Developmental Approach
Narratvie Therapy Level I

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Currently work as a clinical counsellor at Peace Portal Counselling Centre
• Private practice clinical counsellor at Sunshine Bridges Child & Family Service
• Worked as a school counsellor (contact) at BC Christian Academy

Jackie Tsang 曾積瓊

Education & Credentials
MAMFT–Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
MCS– Master of Christian Studies

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Gottman Couples Therapy I
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
CACPT Play Therapy Level I

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Approved provider of counseling services through the BC (CVAP) Crime Victim Assistance Program

Joanna Chau 伍周雯彤

Education & Credentials
M.C. – Counselling
B.A. – Psychology
B.A. – Asian Literature &Culture (Chinese)

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Clinical counsellor at Dr. Jack Young & FHL Clinics
• Junior Consultant at New Step Consultation – Specializing in working with children with autism spectrum & their family