Counselling Team

Counselling Services

Book an appointment online or by contacting (587) 370-3728 or counsellingservices@fcss.ca.

Michael Fedunec

MA, CPC, CCC, CPCS, CCC-S, Counselling Supervisor/Counsellor

My name is Mike and I have been the Counselling Services Supervisor at FCSS since January of 2019. I am a Certified Professional Counsellor (CPC), Canadian Certified Counsellor , Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor (CPCS), Canadian Certified Counsellor Supervisor (CCC-S) and a registered member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA).

With over 27 years of counselling experience I have come to believe healing begins with unconditional acceptance and understanding. I offer a compassionate, respectful, and safe environment as we strive together to gain insight into your current struggles. Together we will explore how past events have shaped your beliefs and behaviors and how they are affecting current relationships and present challenges. I will always focus on the skills you already possess, and help you develop new skills and strategies. I believe in therapy that allows you to share your story without fear of judgment.

Tanie Reid-Walker

BSc, BSW, RSW

My name is Tanie and I have been a counsellor at FCSS since 2004. Across the life span, of Rural Albertans, I have been supporting with situations such as Grief, Loss, Life Transition, Self Esteem, communication, relationship building, mild anxiety and depression, anger and more. I am trained in level two Gottman Marriage and apply this training when working with families and couples. A career long passion has been supporting people with mourning their losses. Recently I was able to acquire Training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt on Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief. First and foremost, authenticity and relationship building are my mode of practice. A few of the tools Tanie employs are mindfulness, art and play therapy tools, personality tests, videos and strength building.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

Tim Krahn

MACP, C.C.C.

My name is Tim and I have been a counsellor at FCSS since 2019. I have completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, doing a practicum with FCSS, and am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. After completing my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta in 2006, I taught in public and private schools for about 12 years. My counselling generally follows Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a client centered and solution focused approach. This approach to counselling involves helping people identify their needs/goals/wants, identifying strategies used that have been effective or ineffective, and then solving problems collaboratively.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

Trevor Gilbert

BHSc, MACP

My name is Trevor Gilbert and I am a new arrival to FCSS and to the Coaldale area. I completed a practicum with FCSS in 2018. My training includes a Child and Youth Care diploma through Lethbridge College, an Addictions Counselling degree through the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I use a strength-base, person centered approach. I have an eclectic approach, drawing on Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution focused approaches, Mindfulness and grounding strategies, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and experiential therapy. My approach is one of empathy and compassion and I strive to help others develop empathy and compassion towards themselves. I also believe in the importance of feeling connected. This includes being connected to others, to yourself, to nature, work, your story and anything else that is important to you.

I have experience supporting individuals facing a wide variety of issues including but not limited to trauma recovery, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family violence, life transitions, relationship stressors and grief processes.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

Leanne Coquet

M.Ed, B.Ed, B.A.

Hello! I am new to FCSS and happy to be part of the counselling team. My training includes a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology all through the University of Lethbridge. My counselling style is a strength-based approach with a focus on Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I do incorporate other therapies and interventions depending on what the client feels comfortable with and finds effective, ensuring the client always feel safe, supported, and listened to with the freedom to choose their own path towards change.

I practice with the belief that we are all unique individuals whose experiences have shaped us into the people we are. We are social beings who thrive on connection and who ultimately want to succeed and fit in. Life is an intricate balance. When we get thrown off balance, we struggle to regain this sense of control in our lives and make sense of what has happened. I offer to clients a compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where we can work together to focus on change and reach desired goals.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!

Pamela Guthrie-Fleming

Counselling Practicum Student

Hello! my name is Pamela Guthrie-Fleming. Just call me Pam. I am honored to complete my counselling practicum with BEW FCSS. As a student, I look forward to learning as much from my clients as they do from me. As a counsellor, I believe that the client/counsellor relationship should be egalitarian, respectful, and safe. The client and counsellor work as a team and develop a plan to explore and address the client’s current concerns. The client brings to the team their expertise regarding their life and their strengths. I bring the tools and techniques used to explore the concerns at hand as well as the client’s strengths. The tools techniques that I am most interested in include the Person Centred Approach, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

Alannah Frank-Wilson

Counselling Practicum Student

My name is Alannah and I am a practicum student currently studying at the University of Athabasca. I grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, so I know first-hand the unique advantages and challenges of living in a smaller community. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families in a variety of environments. I moved to Lethbridge in 2018 and have come to love the city and surrounding area. The natural wonders we have in our backyard are truly amazing!

My approach to counselling is client-centered, solution-focused, and flexible to meet clients’ preferences and needs. My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, and safe environment for clients to explore their strengths and struggles while providing structured support to reach their counselling goals. It is my belief that when we feel more confident, understood, hopeful, and aware of our feelings and experiences – we are better able to face the hurdles life throws at us.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.


Book an appointment online or by contacting (587) 370-3728 or counsellingservices@fcss.ca