Education & Qualifications: BA Psychology, University of Victoria, 1990; Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC); Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC).
Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Rational Emotive Therapy; Early Psychosis (EPI).
Memberships & Boards: CYMH Representative, Fraser Region Joint EPI Training and Education Committee (4 years); Member, International Early Psychosis Association; Member, Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association; Member, White Rock Counselling Cooperative.
Rob McLeod, RPC, MPCC
I have worked as a Therapist, both individual and group therapy, for the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Team for 23 years. Currently, I am the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Regional Specialist for the Fraser South Region of BC, providing training consultation and clinical supervision for CYMH in Delta, Surrey, White Rock, and Langley. I also provide training and consultation for staff in community agencies throughout Surrey.
Along with working for the Ministry, I have worked in Private Practice for the past 4 years. As a Private Consultant, I provide numerous therapy services for individuals and groups, which are further described on the Services Page.
Additionally, prior to working for CYMH, I worked at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre as a Careplan Consultant and Supervisor for 7 years.
I have practiced Meditation, Mindfulness and TaiChi for over 20 years. This has contributed to my holistic and mind/body focused approach to treatment.
I like having Rob as my counsellor because he makes me feel genuinely cared for and doesn’t judge me. Rob has helped me work through my problems and give me new life skills and coping mechanisms, and motivates me when I want to quit.
Being in Rob’s group was a wonderful experience. Rob is calm and carries a group that is well organized. During my time in group, I experienced support and confidence that helped me have a better understanding of my personal issues that affected my every day life. I was able to differently look at my personal issues, thus giving me more confidence to face them head on!
Rob is a very trusting person – I have always felt safe being honest with him. He is a perceptive listener, and a truly compassionate person.