Hi, I’m Dr. Dawson. How can I help you?

In the face of COVID-19, Dawson Psychological Services is encouraging our best efforts to minimize contagion. If you have an upcoming appointment, you will receive an email alerting  you to your choices. Dr. Dawson can provide therapy sessions by phone or can provide a link to a secure video-meeting provider the day prior to your next appointment. If there is a reason for an exception to these modes of communication, please contact Dr. Dawson to discuss your options. Please let him know any questions or concerns by contacting him at [email protected] or at (855) 782-6583.  Thank you for your patience and stay healthy and safe.

Dawson Psychological Services is moving from Kelwona to Victoria as of November 1, 2020. Dr. Dawson will continue to accept clients who live outside Victoria, British Columbia and are comfortable being seen by video.  Dr. Dawson looks forward to seeing new clients in Victoria either in-person or by video or phone.  

To book an appointment, click the Book Now button in the top-right corner of the page.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to clarify the “new normal” in your life. With psychological counselling, you can turn losses into gains. You can get a clearer picture of the patterns which get you stuck.

  • Do you want to get out more and connect with people?
  • Are you wanting fulfillment, happiness, and calm in your life?
  • Are you interested in recapturing feelings of intimacy?

You can learn psychological ways to get unstuck. In psychological counselling, you can apply coping strategies to your life, be it in your relationships, your work, or your personal healing. This can empower you to reach your goals and yield a greater sense of contentment.

Dawson Psychological Services provides counselling for trauma and loss in face-to-face sessions for individuals or couples. Dawson Psychological Services also provides secure online video conferencing for those in rural areas. Or for those holed up at home.

Psychological counselling can help you gain:

  • Improved awareness of trauma and loss
  • Better coping strategies to get unstuck and empower you to reach your goals
  • Time devoted to deciding the direction of your life
  • Recommendations for how to handle relationships, rehab, or return to work

Dawson Psychological Services is centrally located in downtown Victoria and accepts self-referrals for psychological counselling. We accept payments from a variety of agencies including ICBC, WorkSafeBC, Blue Cross, and Criminal Victims Assistance.

To book an appointment, use the BOOK NOW button in the top-right corner of this website or call (855) 782-6583 and start your journey towards a healthier life.

Treatment Approaches

Dr. Dawson devotes himself to providing a caring approach centred around YOU. Whether you have suffered trauma, loss, or trouble in your relationships, Dr. Dawson gets it. His two decades of psychological counselling experience combined with having lived through these issues in his own life help him to understand what you’re going through.

After booking your first appointment, you don’t have to wait. You will receive information in an email or text message that gives you the opportunities

  • to respond to a questionnaire specifically designed to get you thinking about what brought you to this point in your life to begin looking at patterns in which you are stuck
  • to help your core motivations to become a psychologically healthier person come to the surface
  • to access tools and strategies available through the Dawson Psychological Services website
  • to help you set a course towards your psychological healing.

In your first appointment, Dr. Dawson will discuss your responses with you and will ask you some clarifying questions that will yield a mutual understanding of your treatment goals. Based on these goals, you will have the opportunity to discuss how long a course of psychotherapy might take and what the healing activities could be during your future sessions.

Dr. Dawson offers cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), narrative and family systems approaches, emotion-focused therapy, and approaches to treating trauma such as EMDR and mindfulness. At Dawson Psychological Services, your psychological health matters.

To support you in making the psychological changes you want, here are some resources that can help you move towards changing your life.

Not only that, you can freely use guidance to making the changes you want in your life in Dawson Psychological Services' companion website.

For more  information about my treatment approaches, read my individual therapy page, couple therapy page, and my blog.

To book an appointment, use the BOOK NOW button in the top-right corner of this website or call (855) 782-6583 and start your journey towards a healthier life.



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