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

930 Portage Avenue
R3G 0P8

Phone: 204-881-0126


Cities of practice



My name is Gavin, and I am a licensed psychotherapist currently registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I have been working in a therapeutic and counselling capacity for roughly six years and have been working in social services for approximately ten. I am currently working in the non-profit section and hold a small independent private practice.

I started my counselling career with the province of Manitoba, working at project S.O.A.R. My position was leading the project and offering short term employment counselling to the clients involved in the program. I relocated to Thompson, Manitoba, and gained employed with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM). As a community counsellor, I worked with our more remote and northern communities providing service. I also worked closely with the Non-medical Withdrawal Unit (NMWU), helping those experiencing detox. In addition, I worked closely with the Youth Justice program, and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) restorative justice program.

After returning to southern Manitoba, I gained new employment within the Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg, Futures Forward program, as the mental health clinician. This unique working collaboration, amongst three community agencies, works to provide complete wrap around service for participants who have lived experience with the child welfare system (CFS). Our partners within the collaborative are Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S) and Community Financial Counselling Service (CFCS).

I am currently involved in the Circle of Spirit and Reconciliation, a committee at CMHA that works to promote cultural awareness, safety, and service competency. As a committee, we are working closely with our community partners, participants, and stakeholders, to identify and deliver cultural teachings, workshops and host sharing circles. I encourage anyone to reach out and connect if you’d like to become more involved.

Throughout my career, I have worked with people from all different kinds of cultures, communities, and backgrounds. Within my practice, I utilize the co-production model, which means myself and a participant both work to co-create a safe, warm, and healing place. We work together to identify the goals and challenges that are being felt and find strength-based solutions. I have experience delivering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), rapid exposure therapy, and psychoanalysis. If I cannot help, I will work with you to find the service that is the best fit for you. My goal is always to provide a safe therapeutic and counselling service, a space that helps and works for you. You are not alone.

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 Brief Therapy
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.