I'm a Holistic Counselor

I am an experienced Counselor and a Reality Therapist with over 25+ years in the field. My emphasis is on solution-focused results that last. I am also a Pranic Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist, Thought Field Therapist, Specialized Kinesiologist and a Psych-k Therapist.

In my years of doing this work I have found that combining the energy work into a counseling session moves you four to five times faster through your concerns than with just counseling alone.

Over the years I have worked with thousands of clients with a special focus on rebalancing their emotional, mental, physical concerns as well as tending to their spiritual growth and well-being.


What is my Holistic Approach to Health?

We are complex in all our beautiful uniqueness so to fully honor this diversity and the life history and stories you bring to me, I combine, even weave, a tapestry of different techniques together of both cognitive and non-cognitive techniques to create the right combination for you. This is based on my professional training, years of experience and my intuitive knowing that I consciously bring into every session with you.

Many come to see me for the energy work that I do as it combines my years of training as a Certified Pranic Healer and my own intuitive healing skills.


Heart Centered Counseling and Therapy

I come from a place of compassion, and connection and strength to support and nurture, witness and honor your process from where you show up. We work at a pace that is right for you and always in a supportive manner where you feel safe, seen and respected.

Over time, when we feel lighter or more healed, we can begin to tap more into our heart and experience the depth of feelings and potential joy that this amazing powerhouse of light can offers us. The heart is also one of the gateways to foster our spiritual development and connection to “Higher Power.”

I was once asked in a job interview, for a counseling position, what my philosophy was as a counsellor – fortunately I had one and still do – it is: The art of counseling is to gently lead someone back to themselves.” I know that the way to truly do that is through the heart. The famous poet, theologian and mystic Rumi, once said: “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.”


Problem solving techniques based on analytical analysis of thoughts, feelings and behaviors through cognitive dialogue.

  • Reality Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy


Involves psychotherapeutic processes focused on neuroemotional releasing of past and current states. They work with the body’s bioenergy field through acupressure points, muscle testing and non-touch energy healing.

  • Pranic Healing (Energy Work)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Specialized Kinesiology

My holistic counseling services and techniques can help you with:

  • Lingering Childhood Traumas
  • Blocking Beliefs/Negative Thinking
  • Fears/Panic & Attacks/Phobias
  • Self-Esteem Concerns
  • Abuse
  • Energy Imbalances and Blockages
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress/Burnout
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Trauma/Accident
  • Grief/Loss
  • Loss of Intimacy/Aloneness
  • Emotional Numbness
  • Out of Control/Reactive
  • Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Weight Gain/Smoking
  • Pain Disorders
  • Concentration/Dissociation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pre and Post Surgery Anxiety and Pain Management
  • Spiritual Curiosity
About Brenda

"I Offer Short Term Therapy for Long Term Results"

I was educated at the University of Victoria and the University of Western Ontario with a focus on Psychology and Women’s Studies and I have a Mental Health Worker Diploma. I worked as and have been certified in Reality Therapy, Specialized Kinesiology, Pranic Healing, Hypnotherapy, and PSYCH-K. I have also studied and worked in Thought Field Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. I am a member of the William Glasser Institute for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. I was the former Board President of The Canadian Pranic Healer’s Association and was the former President of the Vancouver Pranic Healing Association.

I subscribe to the highest ethical standards of the counseling and healing profession. All of my services will be conducted professionally, ethically, with integrity and with the utmost regard for your well-being.

Some of my Life Experiences

  • Programs Manager and an Executive Director of Transition Houses for abused women and their children for a decade
  • Employment Counselor and workshop facilitator for the Federal and Provincial Government
  • Counselor for Great West Life and HealthCare Benefit Trust for adults on sick leave
  • Behavioral Counselor for a weight loss clinic
  • Designed and taught workshops to Highly Sensitive adults on how to manage their gifts
  • As a Certified Pranic Healer I supervised the pranic healing clinic and helped assist the new pranic healers with their practicums
  • Addictions Counselor in a private clinic for natural treatment therapies
  • Reality Therapist in treatment centres for at risk youth
  • Designed and taught life skills workshops to at risk youth
  • Previously sat on the Advisory Committee for Child Studies at Douglas College

My Values

Very important to my life; for me they are the foundation of who I AM. Integrity, Honesty, Compassion, Connection, Dependable, Spiritual, Inspirational, Growth Orientated and Fun Loving would be how I describe myself and how I strive to live these values in my daily experiences.

I believe that I have come on this planet in this lifetime to tap into all my skills and develop many more to help others and myself to be the best they/I can be to reach their/my potential through honouring in all of us our innate capacity to love, heal, dream and understand what magnificent beings of “light” we all are. We have so much power and potential in all of us.


Some of the Amazing Clients and Colleagues I Have Worked With:

I’m a highly sensitive professional intuitive and work with energy as an essential part of my service to my clients. When I need someone to work on me, Brenda is one of a very few energy workers whom I trust to enter my field, to find blockages and clear disturbances. She is a focused, skilled professional who works with humour, transparency, compassion and integrity. I have referred others to her for many years, with complete confidence, and the feedback is always positive.”
Colleague & Client
As an experienced counselor and licensed Pranic Healer for decades, I recommend Brenda Barton. I recently retired from teaching six levels of Advanced Pranic Healing and Pranic Psychotherapy courses. I now teach therapists my unique protocols to alleviate ego immaturity, pain, trauma, and sleep problems. Professionals often refer clients suffering from complex illnesses, including trauma and mental health issues.  At times, Brenda and I schedule work with our complex clients. Together we use skill, knowledge, clairvoyance, and intuition in tandem to help resolve their mental, emotional, or soul/spiritual issues. We also occasionally assist each other with inner growth issues. I am particular with whom I work; Brenda is one of the few I trust. My clients and I experience positive, effective, and immediate benefits from her healing. I have no hesitation to recommend Brenda to assist with your stress and challenges in life, including your inner growth. She is skilled, compassionate, and effective."
Colleague & Client
Brenda's genuine affection for others makes her a natural counselor. She has such an easy way about her that provides a safe space for others. I was first introduced to Brenda more than 5 years ago and she has continued to impress me with her warmth and kindness."
I’ve known Brenda professionally for over 20 years. She is an incredibly skilled and dedicated counselor, and I’ve appreciated her approach to helping resolve both my childhood trauma as well as adult relationship struggles. Brenda is above all kind, compassionate and a very highly skilled counselor.
Colleague & Client
I have had the incredible pleasure of working with Brenda for the past seven years. I was referred to her by a friend after leaving an abusive relationship that left me shattered and in constant fear. In just one session she freed me from emotional turmoil that I had lived in for over a year.  Ever since then, when I need guidance, energetic cord cutting with a healer and wisdom holder that I can trust to move through barriers or hardships in my life Brenda is the person I trust most. She creates an incredibly warm, open, and no judgement space. Over the years, I have sent over half a dozen of my friends and colleagues to her as well, all of them saying the profound amount of healing that she helped them through - most of who have now also become her regular clients. If you are lucky enough to work with Brenda, it will truly change your life.
I have seen Brenda many times and on each occasion the healing and insights from her spiritual counseling, I received, were profound. I am intuitive myself and know that Brenda comes from a place of high integrity and clear purpose. Brenda truly walks the walk and is a very gifted healer."
Brenda is a gifted counselor and pranic healer. Sessions with Brenda have supported me through many challenging times in my life and have been an invaluable resource and comfort. She listens with empathy and kindness but is not afraid to discuss hard truths or push to explore a situation more deeply. I always feel respected and safe in her care and know that her work will help me continue to learn, grow and thrive in life.”
I started working with Brenda when I had a large transition ahead of me in my life. I knew I needed support, and Brenda has been a true guide; letting my intuition lead, clarifying each step I took, meeting each challenge I dared to bring to her with full presence, clearing all that was ready to be cleared with unparalleled Generosity, Intuition and Effectiveness. The work always flows quickly.  We will do a session, and then I’ll notice the changes in my life throughout the next month, in unpredictable and beautiful ways.  I’ll catch myself saying “huh, that’s gone.”  I never feel judged by Brenda, despite the pain of sharing old shames; rather, her compassion and insight has seen and healed long forgotten parts of me, liberating them instantly - I kid you not. I’ve felt such huge relief in her sessions. Today, I’m on the other side of my transition, integrated, calm, and in awe.  I’m wholly grateful for her influence in my life."
Highly skilled, exceptional communicator and multi-faceted clinician/practitioner in healing and counseling."
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