Rebecca Farnell


Associate, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Specialties: Children and Play Therapy, Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Positive Discipline, Parenting Children with Special Needs, High Conflict Co Parenting, LGBTQ+, Navigating Relationships, Communication, Mindful Self Compassion.


Main Affiliations:




Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University, 2016

Bachelors Degree in Child and Youth Care, with Distinction from University of Victoria, 2011


Professional Registrations & Certification:

Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Registration #14235


Advanced Training:

Indigenous Canada Course, University of Alberta, 2021

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, 2019

Foundations of Play Therapy Program, 2017

Collaborative Divorce training (Basic training in the Collaborative Model
of Dispute Resolution)


About Rebecca

I count it an extreme privilege to have people share their lives and thoughts with me. This is something that I never want to take for granted. I truly believe that each person that I get to work with teaches me something new and I am better for knowing them. Each of my clients demonstrates bravery as they recognize the need to make some changes and trust me to help them in their journey. I look forward to meeting my new clients and learning and growing together.


When and why did Rebecca join Alongside You?

I joined Alongside You in January 2019. I love how caring and impactful this clinic is in the community. I want to be part of something that is known for kindness, compassion and integrity. I believe that Alongside You demonstrates this daily. I am honoured to be part of this wonderful team.


What would you be doing if you did not pursue the career path you have right now?

This is such a great question. I had thought of becoming a hair dresser or an airplane attendant at one point. However, now that I am a counsellor, I cannot see myself doing anything else, expect for maybe a Karaoke Star!


How do you relax when you are outside of work?

I love to read and have my very own reading chair to do just that. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I like going for walks and listening to podcasts or audiobooks. My friends and family are super important to me, so connecting with them is something I enjoy to do as well.


What do you consider the most important value?

I value kindness. It does not take much to be kind, but when you are on the receiving end of kindness, it can be life changing. I desire to show kindness to those I interact with everyone. I love the quote “In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind!”


Interested in hearing more from Rebecca?

You can read her blog posts here.