Olivia Ng - Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
Olivia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical
Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology
from University of British Columbia.
Olivia has experience counselling adults who have severe, persistent mental illness
including: schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders (e.g.
bipolar and major depressive disorders), co-occurring disorders such as personality
disorders, substance abuse, mental challenges etc. She also has experience
counselling groups of adults who have addiction and addictive behaviours
including: drug abuse, drug addition, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling
addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities, to learn tools
for addiction recovery. Additionally, Olivia has experience counselling groups of
family members and caregivers of people with mental and substance use
difficulties, to provide information and resources so that they can be as well-
supported as possible in caring for themselves and their loved ones.
In her first year of clinical work at The New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre,
she appreciated the learning challenges of counselling individuals of varying ages
with different disabilities, and from a diversity of cultures, socio-economic
backgrounds, and life situations.
Olivia has two years of experience working in the Rehabilitation Recovery Program
at Coast Mental Health by helping clients to increase their awareness and
knowledge about their skills and vocational interest and prepare them to find a job
when they are ready to get back to the community have shown her that she has
both the passion and the aptitude for this type of work.
In addition, with twelve years of experience working as a pharmacy assistant in a
retail pharmacy, she has excellent interpersonal and communication skills with
clients from different backgrounds and illnesses. She also has knowledgeable about
Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles when she completed her program and
practicum for the Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Douglas
Olivia’s approach to counselling is client-centered, and she works collaboratively
with her clients to determine the approach to therapy that will work best for them.
She strives to create a strong and positive working alliance in order to help people
make positive changes and resolve their issues. Her practice is influenced by
mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotional Focused
Therapy (EFT) and Personal-Counselling with an ability to be flexible based on client
Olivia is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful space. She has the
aspiration of working with a diverse clientele presenting a broad range of
counselling concerns. With creativity, flexibility and intention she creates an
approach that works best for you.