Innovative, Evidence-Based, Person-Centred, Best Practice Mental Health

One of our deepest desires, as human beings, is to belong… to be heard… and to be accepted. Unfortunately, at times, life presents us with circumstances that are challenging to manage and/or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to authentically move forward.


Who is ICBC Counselling For?

ICBC Counselling is available for individuals who have been in a car accident and have an ICBC claim number. Those involved in a motor vehicle accident can access counselling services for up to 12 weeks following the day of the accident with a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Dr. Charlton is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and is approved to provide counselling sessions to individuals with an ICBC claim number. Virtual therapy services are available in Vancouver and throughout BC.

A car accident can have a significant impact on your mental health. You may have, or be, experiencing various emotional and psychological effects, such as:

  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. The traumatic event can lead to flashbacks, nightmares, and heightened anxiety, which affects your daily life. 
  • Anxiety and Fear: You might develop a fear of driving or being on the road, leading to avoidance behaviour or decreased mobility.
  • Depression: Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss can arise due to physical injuries, property damage, or the emotional toll of the accident.
  • Guilt and Self-Blame: Survivors may blame themselves for the accident or feel guilty if others were injured. This can lead to emotional distress at the moment, which may worsen over time, if not addressed.
  • Sleep Disturbances: Insomnia or difficulty sleeping can result from the stress and anxiety caused by the accident.
  • Impact on Relationships: Car accidents can strain relationships with family, friends, or partners, and you might be irritable, distant or have difficulty communicating about your emotions.
  • Concentration and Memory Issues: Difficulty focusing, and memory problems, such as feeling like you are in a fog, may arise as a result of the emotional trauma.
  • Physical Symptoms: Mental stress can manifest in physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tension. 


I offer a specialized Cognitive-Behavioural treatment program that is evidence-based, proven, and individualized to you.