778-269-0191 sarah@islanddoula.ca


“By understanding our own desires, past experiences, and vulnerabilities, we lay the groundwork for meaningful connections with others. To navigate life’s twists and turns, it’s essential to first explore the depths of our own being. Counselling is a way to enter into this corageous journey with a companion who holds the flashlight.”


Sarah welsby doula counsellor nanaimo gabriola

Counselling for Individuals and Couples

Counselling can help:

  • Deepen your connection with yourself and others
  • Navigate life transitions
  • Enhance fulfillment
  • Improve your emotional and physical intimacy
  • Encourage mutual respect
  • Gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our partners and other humans

My approach is informed by: Attachment theory, family systems therapy, art therapy, the person centred approach and our current understanding of neuroscience. 


Area of focus:

  • Relationship issues including couples counselling
  • Anxiety and anxiety mood disorders
  • Postpartum adjustments
  • Relational trauma
  • Childbirth trauma
  • Tokophobia (fear of childbirth) 
  • Non-traditional relationships (ENM, Poly +)
  • Intergenerational attachment disorders



Appointments available in Nanaimo, on Gabriola or online. 

Sarah is currently offering counselling at a reduced rate as she finishes her practical training:

$ 120  $65 per 60 min session for individuals

$180  $75 per 90 min session for couples