Chloe McKinley, BA-CYC, MACP
Registered Clinical Counsellor & Behaviour Consultant

“And the Day Came When the Risk It Took to Remain Tightly Closed as a Bud Was More Painful than the Risk It Took to Bloom.”

Counselling in South Island for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behaviour consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals who are seeking counselling in South Island. Chloe specializes in addressing the social, emotional, and psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her approach strives to embrace and support neuro, cultural, and gender diverse communities. She is one of the few counsellors in South Island to offer both clinical counselling and behaviour consultation.

 

Chloe was raised in the beautiful West Kootenays and later moved to Vancouver Island in 1990 to start her post-secondary education at the University of Victoria. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (with distinction) in 1998. After this, she spent a decade raising and homeschooling her three children and was extensively involved in the Vancouver Island church community. In 2008, she was employed as a family support worker and child and family counsellor to serve the families of the Cowichan Valley through Integrity Family Services. Chloe also volunteered as a lay counsellor at Cowichan Family Life Association.

 

Chloe McKinley entered into the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program through Yorkville University with a desire to further serve the therapeutic needs of individuals and families. She completed a full-year internship with a registered psychologist, Dr. Holly Smith. Chloe studied assessments and psychometrics, facilitated therapeutic groups and practised as a community-based clinician and behaviour interventionist for clients referred with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders. She also practised her clinical counselling skills under the supervision of a registered clinical counsellor, Alistair Findlay. Chloe opened her business, New Bloom Counselling, as a sole proprietor, in 2012.

Specialized Training

Chloe uses an integrative, client-centred approach to therapy, allowing for adaptive treatment plans customized to meet the needs of individuals, families, or couples. She is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors #10679 and is a Registered Autism Service Provider (over 6 years of age).

 

Chloe provides behaviour consultation and family therapy as part of a multidisciplinary therapeutic team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). As a team, they provide wrap-around services to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults and their families with a diagnosis of Autism and related disorders, we welcome and are accepting referrals from assessing paediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists.  Since opening her practice in 2012, Chloe has continued to develop her clinical counselling skills through pursuing ongoing education and professional development. Her specialized training include:

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  • Clinical supervision certification

  • Clinical hypnotherapy

  • Couple counselling

  • Eating disorders clinical practices

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy

  • Family systems therapy

  • Indian residential school generational impact

  • Indigenous cultural competency

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Multiple trainings in Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders

  • Parenting education

  • Psychological assessments – levels A and B

  • Sexual assault intervention

  • Suicide prevention and crisis intervention

  • Social thinking curriculums

  • Trauma and ego-states therapy

  • Trauma informed clinical practices

  • Trust-based relational interventions

Lotus Flower

Mission

Inspired by her own healing journey, Chloe chose the lotus flower for its imagery and symbolism. Lotus has Victorian and contemporary meanings. Apart from this, there are various symbolisms tying this flower to Buddhism, Hinduism, and the ancient Egyptian’s religious practices and beliefs, as well as Native American medicinal uses for health and healing.

 

To Chloe, the lotus represents the mystery and beauty of the resilience and healing characteristics of human beings from the flower’s growing habit of rooting in mud and pushing up through the water to bloom, revealing its beauty and essence. In many cultures, the lotus represents:

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  • Patience

  • Purity

  • Rebirth

  • Peace

  • Mysticism

  • Enlightenment

  • Self-awareness

  • Direct spiritual contact

  • Emptiness from desire

  • Rising out of suffering

  • Victory over attachments

  • Love and compassion for all things

  • Faithfulness during spiritual development

Chloe’s Favourite Quote

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tightly closed as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."

- Anäis Nin


It is in this spirit that Chloe invites you to enter your own healing journey with her, exploring and nurturing your roots to bring forth new blooms through increased understanding and personal growth.

Contact New Bloom Counselling today for more information.

Information

New Bloom Counselling

2240 BIRCH RD

Duncan, BC, V9L 3C5

Phone: 250-715-5990

Email: chloe@newbloomcounselling.ca

Fax: 250-597-7447

Hours

Monday: 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 1:00 PM (when available)
Sunday: Closed

Service area

  • South Island
  • Nanaimo to Victoria

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