Approved Provider for:
A Designation of BC Association
of Clinical Counsellors
About Safe Space Counselling Services
Safe Space Counselling Services is a private counselling practice located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC.
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), a clinical supervisor, and the owner and founder of Safe Space Counselling Services. 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 and Atira Women's Services Society 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 and community agencies providing counselling to individuals, couples and families and in private practice since 2016. In addition to being a therapist, she also provides clinical supervision to Master's-level clinical practicum students and clinical consultation to intern counsellors and new and established clinicians. Read more about Shalene.
For more information or to book a session, please fill out the form on the Contact page.
Referrals to Colleagues
When other areas of expertise may be better suited to your counselling needs, Shalene is pleased to refer you to her colleagues, Amandeep, Olivia and Michael (see below) and other trusted colleagues.
Please note that Amandeep, Olivia and Michael operate their own independent private practices.