Matt Hislop



Registered Clinical Counsellor

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Master of Christian Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trinity Western University (Pending)
Master of Pastoral Ministry, Carey Theological College
Bachelor degree in Psychology, Trinity Western University


Special Interests

Trauma, grief and loss, addictions, anxiety, depression, adults, couples and families.


Certificates and Special Training

Registered as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Registration #20218
Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Carey Theological College
Certified Leadership Coach, Essential Impact
Recovery Coach training, Connecticut Community Addiction Recovery
The Healing Power of AEDP Viewed Through the Lens of EFT – Dr. Richard Harrison


About Matt

Matt is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and also currently a student at ACTS Seminaries pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Matt also has a Master’s degree which he has used in his role as an addictions counsellor for the last 14 years, while supporting community members in the DTES (Downtown Eastside Vancouver). Matt is passionate about coming alongside others in all walks of life, helping them to grow in confidence as they steps towards healing and restoration. In his schooling Matt has enjoyed studying Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) and its practical application in every day situations. Matt also has experience using solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing in his role as addictions counsellor.


When and why did Matt join Alongside You?

Matt joined Alongside you in May 2022, and is grateful to have the opportunity to gain experience in this context.

How do you relax when you are outside of work?

Matt enjoys spending time with my family and friends. He also enjoys running, biking, swimming, and casually training for a Triathlon with his wife and friends. He also likes to throw the football around with his 10-year-old son and snowboard with his 7-year-old daughter.