Talk Your Pain Away….Bring Joy, Happiness & Balance!   

my google picTalking therapy helps! Confidential Individual and Family Counselling, and Group Therapies are now available from a friendly, trusted and experienced professional. Purnima will help you deal effectively with bio-psycho-social challenges to achieve your health, relationship, life and career goals. Ask about empowering Seven Steps Mind-Body Wellness, a self-care programme for pain relief.

People come to Counselling for improving relationships, resolving feelings of grief, working through mental health issues, regaining overall wellness and healing from chronic aches & pains. Talking helps! Thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter your physiology, psychology, family and social life. Counselling helps refine your thinking, bringing gratitude, balance and peace in your life.


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Practice Information:       

Confidential counselling and consultancy for many personal, family and work issues are now available from an amicable, trusted and internationally experienced professional; a personal Counsellor/Therapist, who speaks English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi languages.Counselling poster

Purnima is a Registered Social Worker, a practising Counsellor, Yoga Therapist and Wellness Workshop Facilitator with a Master’s degree in Social Work (Medical & Psychiatric specialization) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and an accredited Interpreter in Bengali, Hindi and Marathi languages. She completed certifications in Personal Counselling, Group Counselling & Facilitators Training, Advance Counselling, Public Speaking and Communication, Developing Your Training Skills (Train the Trainer), Laughter Yoga Instructor and 200 hours of Yoga Teacher’s Training.

She has more than 25 years of experience providing effective support, counselling and psychotherapy to bio-psycho-socially challenged people to achieve their health, relationship, life and career goals. She has lived and worked amongst diverse multicultural populations in India, UK and Canada (Toronto, Vancouver and currently practising in Radium Hot Springs in the East Kootenays, BC).

Empowering people to achieve their goals through an inspirational solution-focused approach and knowledge base using experiential self-help techniques are Purnima’s strength and preferred style. She is a compassionate, approachable and welcoming person and known to have a calming therapeutic presence. A staunch proponent of mind-body healing Purnima will help you to understand the intricate processes of how your mind naturally triggers the body’s own repairing and healing responses and guide you to harness those mechanisms to achieve your physical, mental, social and spiritual health goals.

Purnima provides a safe, client-centered counselling services based on easy to follow, Mind-Body restorative connection to help you create the new meaning and lifestyle that you may seek. Purnima loves travelling, meeting new people, yoga, meditation, nature, animals, painting, singing, and dancing.

Services Offered & Clinical Approaches:

Clinical Specialities:

Individual, Family and Group Counselling and Group Therapy including Gentle & Chair Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Dance Moves and Mindfulness Meditation.

Non-Clinical Specialities:

Wellness Workshop Facilitation for Staff Development days, AGM, Seminars and conferences and other corporate events as well as regular/periodic Team Building Workshops and Employee Wellness Programmes for small to large businesses and Non-Profit sectors.

Clinical Approaches:

Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client-centred, Integrative, Mindfulness, Family Systems, Mind-body Healing, Expressive Group Therapies and Restorative Yoga


Who Can Benefit from Counselling 
Individuals, couples, families, children, elderly and groups

Work style

  • Face-to-face
  • Skype
  • e-mail
  • telephone consultations
  • Short and long-term

Service Languages:

English, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu (Colloquial Gujarati and Punjabi).

 Area of Practice:

Physical Health issues: Persistent pain due to illness or accidents injuries, chronic illnesses (like hypertension, diabetes), infectious disease (like TB, HIV/AIDS) and terminal ailment (like cancer, advanced heart disease)

Mental Health Issues: Anxiety, depression, phobias, Stress, isolation, loneliness, anger, negative thinking, grief counselling to both patients and their families facing advanced and progressive illness, death and bereavement.

Relationship problems: Behaviour problems of children, marital disharmony, Pre-post adoption counselling

Career and Workplace Issues: Work-life balance, job stress, career choices, resume and cover letters

Enhancing Personal Growth: Self-esteem, positive thinking, self-healing, mind-body balance, social and spiritual health


To contact Purnima, phone or text her at (778) 316-6371. If leaving a voice message please leave your name, phone number and briefly, the reason for contacting. Or you may email her:


At least 24 hours’ notice is required to postpone or cancel your appointment. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged the full session fee. Please note that insurance providers do not usually reimburse the cancellation fee.


Confidentiality is essential in professional counselling and consultancy to build a trusting relationship. Purnima is highly qualified, competent and fully accredited. She abides by the strict Code of Confidentiality and Ethics governed by the BC College of Social Workers and BC Association of Social Workers. Copies of their Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice are available upon request and can be accessed through their website:   and


Master of Social Work (Medical & Psychiatric specialization)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Certificate courses in:

Advanced Counselling

Group Counselling & Facilitators Training

Personal Counselling

Public Speaking and Communication

Developing Your Training Skills (Train the Trainer)

Laughter Yoga Instructor

200 Hours Instruction Certification in Yoga

Professional Memberships:

BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW)

BC Association of Social Workers 

Bombay Association of Trained Social Workers

Karma Yoga Teacher Training 

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