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Carolann Gneist | Counsellor | Surrey

'There is a crack in everything,

That's how the light gets in'

Leonard Cohen 


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Self-Compassion Training for Caregivers & Healthcare Professionals (SCHC)

New training course begins November 9th 2020! Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout. Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 90 minute sessions. Click here for more details

New Guided Meditation

This new guided meditation is one of my adaptations of a Mindful Self-Compassion Practise called affectionate breathing. It is a way of meditating on the breath with affection and attention and feeling soothed and rocked by it’s natural rhythm. Added to this is the practise of grounding, visualisation, supportive touch and compassionate voice. All of […]

New! Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities

I am so pleased to announce that in the coming months, we will be offering Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities training courses here in British Columbia. The Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program is a 6-wk MSC adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion Training.  This training course has been developed and researched by Kristin Neff over the past […]

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Personal Therapy

‘If you want to improve the world,

start by making people feel safer'

Dr. Stephen Porges

‘I started seeing Carolann about 2 years ago to work through some issues I was having in my personal life. Her approach, her amazing ability to listen without judgment, her inmensurable kindness and advice have seen me pull through and face my demons without the fear I always had.  Carolann is, in a word, amazing and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone seeking help’

Client, Sussex, UK

‘My time in counselling with Carolann was a rich journey of huge depth and self exploration for me spanning a few years. Through her professional and natural ability to offer and hold the therapeutic space for me with whatever I brought to the sessions, I experienced a genuine acceptance and understanding in all of my being, inviting me to enter into a process of deep self healing’

Client – Surrey, UK

‘From a woman who has tried and tested some of the UK’s leading therapists…….. You are simply fantastic!’

Michelle Zelli – Executive and Personal Coach


Michelle Zelli

Guided Meditations

Meditation | Retreat | California

'The Curious Paradox is

That when I accept myself just as I am,

Then I can change'

Carl Rogers