Healing Through Self-compassion.

Evidence-based Practice

We use a variety of experiential approaches grounded in neuroscience.

Attachment-based

We believe that power of new experiences of being seen and understood creates a new platform for exploration and change.

Inclusive

We welcome all peoples from diverse backgrounds, orientations and experiences.

About Lotus Therapy

Counselling with a Focus on Mind-Body Connection

At Lotus Therapy, we offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions alongside an individualized plan for your healing journey.

“There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Areas of Practice

  • Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Developmental Trauma and Dissociation
  • Stress and overwhelm
  • Depression and Postpartum
  • Anxiety and Panic attacks
  • Anger management
  • Parenting 
  • Adjustment to life events
  • Grief and loss
  • Managing mental health challenges
  • Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours
  • Chronic pain
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Memory and attention difficulties
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Issues
  • Stress management
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Trust Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Adjustment to Life Events
  • Blended and Stepfamily Issues
  • Cultural Differences
  • Death of a Family Member
  • Chronic Illness
  • Attachment Issues
  • Difficult, rebellious, irritable, or angry Children
  • Problems with setting limits
  • Dealing with children’s defiance

Services

Adult Counselling

Teen & Adolescent Counselling

Couples and Family Counselling

Niloufar Esmaeilpour, MSc, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Trauma Therapist

I believe in your self-healing capacity and the desire to move towards wholeness and wellbeing. When we experience traumatic events, our body’s resources are allocated to respond to the trauma in a way that survival becomes the primary concern. I use a “bottom-up” approach to treatment that connects the thinking parts of the brain with the trauma-altered survival system to support self-soothing and nervous system regulation.
I believe that the wisdom of our body, our emotions, and that which lies beyond our thinking brain leads us to the deeper truth of our being.
I am confident that I can help you reconnect with your innate capacity to move toward healing, growth and greater connection. I look forward to being there for you on your journey.

Specializations & Treatment Approaches

Living and working with gratitude on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.