A Designation of BC Association
of Clinical Counsellors
About Safe Space Counselling Services
Safe Space Counselling Services is a private counselling practice located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. It is owned and operated by Shalene Takara, MA, RCC,
About Shalene Takara, MA, RCC
Shalene Takara, MA, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC License No. 13254). She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. She completed her clinical practicum through Fraser Health providing counselling to adults coping with experiences of trauma, drug/alcohol misuse, parenting challenges, and co-occurring and reproductive mental health issues. Since 2012, she has been working for non-profit agencies providing counselling to individuals, couples and families referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Read more about Shalene.
About Amandeep Jassal, MSW, RSW
Amandeep Jassal, MSW, RSW, is a Registered Social Worker (RSW #12408) governed by the British Columbia College of Social Workers. He graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from UBC with a focus in clinical counselling. Some of his specialized training includes CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, Suicide Risk Assessment Training, and Crisis Intervention Training. Read more about Amandeep.
About Olivia Ng, MEd, RCC
Olivia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from University of British Columbia. She has experience counselling adults who have severe, persistent mental illness including: schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders (e.g. bipolar and major depressive disorders), co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse, mental challenges etc. She also has experience counselling groups of adults who have addiction and addictive behaviours including: drug abuse, drug addition, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities, to learn tools for addiction recovery. Read more about Olivia.
Note: Please note that Shalene will be on maternity leave from February 15 until September 15, 2020. During this time, Amandeep and Olivia will be available to see current and new clients. Amandeep is currently available for online sessions. Olivia is currently available for sessions online and in-person.
For more information or to book a session, please fill out the form on the Contact page.