Clo Gilbert, MA, RCC
Clo brings over 25 years of experience in the mental health field to the counselling team at Alison Bell and Associates. Clo allows others to feel supported, heard and motivated to remove the obstacles, from within or in their environment that will allow them to move forward and to make change.
Clo believes that problems are an inevitable part of human life, and that learning to confront our problems is necessary to complete mental health. The work of a Counsellor is seen as assisting clients to find the inner courage to face life's challenges, to provide support and skills needed to solve problems, and to help clients develop resiliency to better manage future crises.
Clo has more than two decades of experience supporting a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. She has worked as a program director, supervisor and clinician in a variety of community resources serving families in the lower mainland. Clo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.
Clo has extensive experience working with parenting concerns and parent-child relationship issues. She has an incredible gift helping parents to understand their children’s behaviour and to empower change in their family functioning based on that understanding.
For many years Clo offered counselling and education to prenatal and postnatal woman. During that time she develop a unique expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression as well as relationship issues. Clo is also well versed with the process and support of grief and loss stemming from divorce and relationship changes. She is passionate about the need to cultivate authentic and deep emotional connection with significant others in order to develop fulfilling relationships and is an exceptional family and couples therapist. She has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and is a expert couples therapist.
Clo is pleased to work with new clients at the practice.