Counsellor Directory

This innovative membership service serves to promote business information about your counselling practice, specialized services and skills as well as the ability to upload a profile picture and business logo. With futurist trends heading towards a generation that seeks information online as well as a specific set of skills, knowledge and experience, the CPCA believes this directory will provide a competitive edge for marketing our member's counselling services across Canada to the public, insurance providers, EAP contractors and government for verification of your legitimacy. All members who are in "good standing" will be approved to list their contact information in the directory on an annual basis. It allows our members to login to their directory listing once it has been approved and make any changes to their contact information.

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Counsellor Directory Profile

Member ID: 3968

Futures Forward
Contact Information

Gavin Patterson

Credentials: RPC

84 Lipton St

Phone: 204-881-0126

Cities of practice



As a counselling therapist currently registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, and with over 10 years in social services including the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM), I have had opportunity to work both in Winnipeg and in Manitoba’s northern communities with people from all different ages and backgrounds: young people navigating the justice system, youth and families involved with the child and family services system, older adults with challenges around gambling, people living with addictions, and people experiencing various levels of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, anger, bereavement, and grief. In addition to private practice, I currently also work with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as a mental health clinician in the Futures Forward program.

I embrace the biopsychosocial-spiritual model, and have experience working with mindfulness based techniques, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, as well as a wide breadth of cultural interventions. I recognize the importance of an empathetic and compassionate approach to holistic healing that incorporates all spheres of health and wellness, and am passionate about finding a pathway to healing in order to help all my clients reach their fullest potentials.

Counselling Approaches

Addiction / Substance Abuse Counselling
Anger Management
Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Compassion Focused Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Counselling
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
E-Therapy / Telephone Counselling
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness-Based CBT
Motivational Interviewing
Person Centered Therapy
Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Strength Based Therapy

Counselling Issues

Addiction - Substance Abuse
Communication & Conflict Resolution
Compassion Fatigue
Divorce / Separation
Domestic Violence
Drug / Alcohol Addiction
Financial / Debt
Grief & Loss
Mood Disorders
Personal Growth / Life Transitions
Personality Disorder
Physical & Sexual Abuse
Post Traumatic Stress
Self Harm
Self-Esteem / Self Growth
Sleep Difficulties
Stress Management
Suicidal Thinking
Workplace Stress


Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.