Counselling Services

I provide counselling services to:

I focus my expertise on helping women who are anxious or whose anxiety is triggered by:

  • Depression
  • Loss/Death/Grief
  • Family Dysfunction
  • Family-of-Origin Issues
  • Anger
  • School/Test Anxiety
  • Parenting Issues
  • Trauma
  • Body Image/Emotional Eating
  • Stress
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Phobias/Obsessions

My office hours are:

I allow some flexibility in my office hours. Please check with me.

Meeting times:

I usually meet with individuals for 60 to 70 minutes.


Unless other arrangements have been made, my fees are:

Some Extended Health Care plans provide coverage for therapy with a Registered Social Worker. If you are not covered, I offer a 10% discount. Please pay by cash or cheque at the end of the session. I will provide you with a receipt. You may be able to claim your expenses for counselling on your income tax.

Cancellation Policy:

I request that you give me 24 hours notice if you cannot make your appointment. A partial or full fee may be charged for missed appointments.

What to Expect in Therapy:

My job as a therapist is to make you your own therapist as soon as possible. The number of sessions depends on your issue{s}, intensity and duration. Clients who have deeply-rooted issues from a difficult family background or who are experiencing panic attacks, depression, trauma, loss may find it beneficial to continue therapy for several months. Doing your homework consistently reduces the number of sessions.

I find clients who book weekly sessions for the first 4 to 6 weeks are more successful in gaining a deeper understanding of their issues and making positive change.

First sessions focus on getting to know you through your family-of-origin, identifying what you want to change and setting goals. As positive growth occurs and clients anchor those changes in their everyday life, the frequency of therapy sessions decreases.

My role as a therapist is to support, guide, encourage you and, when necessary, to provide you with helpful information.

Call today - 604-533-0845 - for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I am happy to answer any questions, discuss your issues and how I can help you find peace from your anxiety.

I look forward to meeting you.


Judith Barnard, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Telephone: 604-233-0845
E-mail: judith@judithbarnard.com

I am located in Richmond. I provide therapy services for Richmond, Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver area including Delta, Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey and White Rock.