Kathryn Atkinson is taking a waitlist for counselling services at this time. There are frequent cancellations at the clinic. Choose your session type and then scroll down to the bottom left of the screen and click Add to Waitlist to select the dates and times that you would like an appointment. You can add yourself to the waitlist for a 30 day period. You will be booked in and contacted for confirmation if something becomes available. Please note, follow-up appointments are sometimes difficult to book unless you book in advance. Adding yourself to the waitlist increases your chances of getting an appointment as spots open up frequently.

Welcome Carrie Liske to Red Canoe. Her schedule is now live and available for booking. Carrie is able to provide services to all ages, and specializes in art and play based therapy approaches.

Welcome Bree Stutt, a new student intern to Red Canoe. Bree will work with individuals ages 10 and up for a significantly reduced fee. This low cost option is excellent for individuals without benefit plans. Bree will be supervised directly by Kathryn Atkinson. Bree’s schedule is available now for counselling sessions starting in September.

In Person Counselling

In person clinical counselling services


Telehealth Counselling

Clinical counselling services using virtual telehealth methods such as online video or telephone


Autism Funding Unit Paid Appointment

For individuals who would like to pay for their sessions using the Autism Funding Unit, please arrange an initial consultation with Kathryn first and then feel free to book appointments here.


Professional Consultation

This session allows for professionals to consult with Kathryn on shared clients. These sessions are only booked with client consent for shared information between Kathryn and the other service provider. Doctors, teachers, care team meetings, social workers, and psychiatrists are a few types of professionals that can be invited to these meetings.


Group Therapy


Free Consultation


Intern Counselling Session

A lower cost option for those looking for counselling services at Red Canoe. Our intern counsellors are able to provide the same service as our other counsellors, but will be completing hours towards their counselling degrees. Interns at Red Canoe Pediatrics are closely supervised by Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC.

I have over 10 years experience providing clinical counselling to those impacted by mental health concerns. I work with children, youth, individual adults, couples and families in my practice at the Red Canoe. I also work part-time as a sessional instructor at Vancouver Island University in the Child and Youth Care Program. I specialize in working with clients with OCD, Tic’s and Tourette’s, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Diverse Abilities. Although I have numerous areas of speciality, I am also offering services to those with other presenting issues.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Counselling Psychology

I have memberships with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, The International OCD Foundation, and The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours.

I have over 10 years experience providing clinical counselling to those impacted by mental health... Read More

I provide art therapy to children, adolescents, individual adults, parents and families. Currently, I am offering sessions on-line only. I specialize in helping people recover from trauma, eating disorders and major life changes. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse individuals.

I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I am a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I provide art therapy to children, adolescents, individual adults, parents and families. Currentl... Read More

I am a practucum student in the final stages of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.

I am a practucum student in the final stages of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Read More

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