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To safeguard clients and staff, our counsellors are slowly starting to treat clients face-to-face. If you would like to confirm availability for in-person sessions, please contact our office.


During this time, we are also offering secure video conference and telephone counselling. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, administrators can be reached Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 2pm at 250-941-1555 or  Voicemails left at this number outside of administrative hours will be answered by the next business day. Appointment times are flexible, with some evening availability. Please call to find out what is available.  


If you are in urgent need of assistance please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888 or visit your nearest emergency services centre


What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Centre down.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
In ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love—
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

Lynn Ungar
March 11, 2020

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

Grünberg Patterson Centre for Counselling & Assessment has been providing services in counselling, psychotherapy, and education since 2004.

It is an honour and privilege to live and work in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.


112-2100 Guthrie Rd, Comox, BC V9M 3P6

Phone:  (250) 941-1555 Fax: (250) 941-1553

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