Frances Ferguson, M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor

If you need someone to talk to confidentially about something that is troubling you, talk to Fran. 

Fran is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20 years of experience, who works with individuals and couples.  She deals with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, and the ups and downs of life. It is very helpful to talk with someone who can be both neutral and supportive.  

Fran is committed to making long-term, meaningful change.  You've suffered long enough, and deserve to live life fully.. free from the weight of difficult past events and/or traumas, or current stressful life situations.  Fran is one of a handful of counsellors on Vancouver Island who has level 3 training in Internal Family Systems (IFS).

As we work our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, Fran currently offers a choice of in-office sessions or videoconference.  She meets with clients in her outdoors back-patio office, in a private, peaceful and comfortable garden setting.  If the weather is inclement, she meets with clients in her spacious office.  Counselling also continues to be available by videoconference.  Fran uses OnCall Health, a secure platform where your confidentiality is assured.

For more information, see www.talktofran.com.

Programs Offered

Couple Counselling: 

Create the Relationship You've Dreamed About!

  • Preparing for marriage -- things to talk about before you live together or get married
  • Communicating openly and honestly
  • Moving from resentment and anger into compassion and love
  • Learning how to express differences in a positive way
  • Dealing with differences, whether they be in decision-making, parenting styles, personality, or sexuality
  • Leaning how to honor each other's dreams -- and fulfill them
  • Getting out of power struggles, negotiating and talking more easily even about tough topics
  • Coping with infidelity
  • Learning how to strengthen connection, and keep it strong over time
  • Learning how to clean up 'dust bunnies' before they turn into 'big hairy monsters'
  • Deciding whether to stay together, or consider separation or divorce
  • Caring for aging parents

Individual Counselling:

  • Overcoming depression
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Transforming anxiety and worry
  • Managing troubling emotions such as anger, jealousy, or guilt
  • Honoring grief and loss
  • Healing old wounds and relationships
  • Setting healthier boundaries
  • Finding balance between work, family and leisure time
  • Life stages and transitions
  • Gaining or re-gaining a sense of inner direction and purpose
  • Maximizing health and recovery from illness
  • Banishing lethargy and fatigue and finding vitality and energy
  • Life review, meaning, and sense of purpose

Fran has trained extensively in Internal Family Systems (IFS).  IFS is evidence-based and is a refreshing, hopeful approach to counselling that is effective in providing relief and long-term meaningful change.  She still offers traditional approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) where that best fits the issue and the client.

Address / Contact Info

98 McGimpsey Road Campbell River, BCV9H 1K8
Contact name: Fran Ferguson
Located on the road to the Storey Creek Golf Course

Phone Numbers

Phone: (778) 418-1818

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 6pm.
Videoconferencing available.

Walk-in hours: None. Please call for an appointment.

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedAlert Bay, Campbell River, Coal Harbour (Vancouver Island), Comox, Comox Valley, Cortes Island, Courtenay, Gold River, Manson's Landing, Nanaimo, Oyster River, Port Hardy , Port Hardy & Coal Harbour, Port McNeill, Quathiaski Cove, Sayward, Victoria
Cost structureprivate pay
Program fee110.00
Program fee notes120/hour for couples therapy. GST is additional.
Sliding scale available for people of modest income.
Referral protocolself, physician, health professional
Referral criteriaClients are welcome to call directly.
Age ranges servedadult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 28 Jul 2020.