Kayla Law – Associate Counselor

Kayla’s Office Hours

Vancouver: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
North Vancouver: Thursday
New Westminster: Wednesday, Saturday
Online: Varies

Kayla Law is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2519) with the Association for Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). She graduated from Clearmind International and received a Diploma in Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling.

When clients come to see Kayla for the first time they can expect to be greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where they can start to unravel the feelings and events of their life at their own pace. Knowing that their confidentiality is assured they can begin to dig into the therapeutic process.

Kayla’s approach in working with her clients is very organic as each client who shows up in the room has different needs and struggles. Whether you are seeking individual counselling or if you are seeking couples counselling Kayla can support you in a collaborative and integrative approach. She welcomes all communities and is LGBTQ2+ affirming.

Coming in to counselling for the first time is not something that is easy to do. So often the hardest part of coming to counselling is booking a session and just showing up. Once you are in the room it will go at your own pace. During your time with Kayla she will help you take one step at a time in learning how to connect with yourself. Her varied life experiences over the past 10 years brings a wealth of transferable skills from working with youth struggling with addictions, depression and eating disorders in Costa Rica. To working with people of all ages and backgrounds struggling with grief, anxiety, trauma as well as family and relationships struggles.

She supports couples through difficult life transitions by drawing a stronger awareness to what is happening in their relationship in the moment based on the AEDP model. In doing so this can create a stronger sense of communication between you and your partner so something different can be experienced. Sometimes all we need is a third party on the outside looking in to help work through and see relationship cycles to shift the relationship with ourselves and our loved ones.

You can expect to be supported and heard in the place you are with compassion and understanding. With your commitment to yourself, Kayla will help support you as you move through your feelings and past experiences to gain a new understanding and a different perspective on your life moving forward. Her approaches include but are not limited to AEDP, EFT, experiential intervention, Bowen Theory, Family Systems Theory and Gestalt method.

Kayla has been doing her own personal work for over 15 years, building up the connection and trust in herself has been one of her biggest teachers. Over these 15 years, she has learned that through vulnerability we can heal our deepest wounds and that every single human being just wants connection. She has a huge amount of creativity and willingness to step into her clients lives to help support them as they move through the different experiences that life can throw at us. From these experiences she brings compassion, a wealth of knowledge, and a whole lot of understanding for supporting others to step into their true self.

Testimonial

“When I first went to see Kayla at Steadfast Counseling I was hesitant – I hadn’t had the best experiences with other mental health practitioners and I wasn’t certain that my own anxiety really warranted counseling. I am so glad that I went and I can’t recommend her enough.

Kayla is naturally empathic, open-minded and easy to connect with. Sessions are never formulaic or impersonal. She is insightful and well rounded, offering different approaches and perspectives that meet me where I’m at on a given day. I connect well with plants and nature and she never fails to forget this – offering plant metaphors or encouraging me to include time spent in the forest as part of my self-care routine.

Our sessions have provided me with a safe space to express myself (especially that which is most difficult for me to express in the day to day) and helped me to find more clarity and contentment in my life. I’m so grateful to have found Kayla. She’s a great counselor and a true healer.” — Emily

Education

  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy — July 2019
  • AEDP for Couples Hybrid Essential Skills Course 2019 — June 2019
  • Introduction to EFT with Couples workshop  — May 2019
  • AEDP for Couples: Transforming Relationships through Healing
    Relational Deprivation and Trauma – David Mars — February 2019
  • Diploma in Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling,  Clearmind International — 2018
  • 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (Prana Yoga Teachers College + Vancouver School of Yoga) — 2011
  • 1000 hour Spa Therapy and Holistic Massage, Langara College — 2012
  • Volunteer Counsellor at a Healing Center, Costa Rica (Choose Again) — 2009-2011