COVID-19 Special Considerations
In consideration of social distancing measures in place to fight the novel coronavirus, I am currently holding all sessions via secure video conferencing platform. Also, for those whose income has been impacted by the pandemic, I am offering a special sliding fee scale.
Welcome to Authentic Life.
Through counselling and life coaching, I specialize in helping people interested in personal and career growth reach their potential and make the most of life's transitions.
(If you're living with or recovering from cancer treatment, please click here.)
Does your life on the outside match who you are on the inside?
Is there great potential within you waiting to emerge?
Do you long for a counselling experience that actively helps you move forward in your life?
As a counsellor and life coach, I am interested in your unique story and how you envision your life. I believe in your inner wisdom and your ability to make change.
My training and approach are aimed at helping you explore how you arrived where you are, what is important to you now, and how to work with your strengths to build a life that is reflective of who you are and what you love.
A real experience of freedom arises when you uncover the truth of who you are. I offer an experience of compassion and creativity that supports your journey into clarity, self-acceptance and a deeper sense of purpose. Through a focus on discovery, healing and personal growth we can work together on fulfilling your potential and living a creative and authentic life.
Fulfilling your highest potential means living your truth. Through exploration and insight we will identify your passions and establish your goals. Next, we will think creatively and build a plan tailored to your circumstances and abilities. Then, with genuine encouragement and practical exercises you will follow through and create a meaningful and rewarding life.
“Life coaching at Authentic Life has been like personal training for my mind. Heather cleans out what does not serve me and gives me exercises to instill strength, flexibility and balance. Working with her has been heart opening, mind relaxing and soul invigorating. I've learned to stay focused on the tasks I intend to accomplish instead of resisting and distracting myself out of fear and self-consciousness.” S.M.
“I met with Heather at a time when I was very confused about my future. I knew that the career path I had chosen left me feeling bored and undervalued. I didn’t know how to find a job that would make use of my best skills. With remarkable patience and clarity, Heather helped me embark on a path to find my life’s work, as well as to embrace my lost creativity. I brought every fear I had to Heather, every reason I could think of to avoid the work I knew I needed to do, and she skillfully refuted my fears with a mixture of wisdom and humour. I would recommend Authentic Life Counselling to anyone who is stuck, who is yearning to dream bigger.” K.X.
“I didn't actually know what Coaching would bring to my life when I started working with Heather. I brought the goal to enjoy and live my life in a fulfilling and meaningful way. Heather actually helped me break through the biggest fear I've never been able to let go. It was like a miracle! I would recommend coaching with Heather to anyone I know who wants to improve their quality of life and get free of whatever is holding them back.” L.N.
I offer a free half-hour meet-and-greet, so we can get to know each other a little and talk about what you'd like to accomplish through counselling or coaching. This gives us an opportunity to decide if we might be a good fit to work together toward your goals.
Regular sessions are 50-minutes. You may request 80-minute sessions if you want a little extra time to focus on a particular issue.
Afternoon appointments are available Monday - Thursday.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are held via a secure video conferencing platform.
My office is located in downtown Maple Ridge, BC
Fees are as follows:
For those whose incomes are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a special sliding fee scale available. Please inquire.
Standard rate of $120 + GST per 50-minute session
* Special rate of $60 + GST per 50-minute session
for those currently living with cancer,
and for those within 18 months post-treatment.
To schedule an appointment, email me at: