Elizabeth Sabine

Elizabeth Sabine, BA, MEd

Registered Clinical Counsellor #12788

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Motivation and Goal Setting

  • Business Coaching

  • Career and Life Transitions

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Parenting Support

  • Stress Management and Reduction

  • Trauma

Approaches Used

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Client Centred

  • Solution Focused

  • Trauma Informed

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength Based


Do you feel disconnected from the life you want to be living? Do you have a vision of who you want to be but are not sure how to get there? Elizabeth can help.

Elizabeth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University.

With over 10 years combined education and experience helping people to live healthy, fulfilling lives, she works to help people reach their personal and professional life goals through compassionate client-centred support. In the past, Elizabeth has worked as a career counsellor and a small business coach and has helped many people successfully navigate exciting and new career transitions. Her core values include encouragement, humor, kindness, and confidentiality when counselling clients.

Elizabeth uses client-centred, trauma informed and evidence based approaches to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their inner thoughts and feelings. Elizabeth has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness and values-based approach for coping with anxiety and depression. She helps clients learn practical day-to-day coping strategies and is passionate about helping clients build on their strengths and resiliency to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Elizabeth is also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Outside of Peak, Elizabeth works in the area of Physician Health as a Resident Wellness Counsellor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine providing therapy to Resident Physicians.

Elizabeth is also a trainer in Circle of Security® Parenting, a parent education program that helps parents understand the emotional needs of their children, help them manage emotions, develop self-esteem and feel more secure.

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours? 

Prior to becoming a therapist I worked at the YMCA in Community Programs and worked with youth and adults on career development and small business development. While at the YMCA I also co-developed the Youth Mindfulness Group - a free group therapy program for young adults with anxiety. Both of these experiences have helped me develop strong skills in supporting people through (sometimes daunting) career transitions and helping people to manage anxiety. 

What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?

Becoming a new mother is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Full stop! There wasn’t anything that anyone could have said to prepare me, and while I was going through the first year I also found so few people talked about how hard it was. I really had to reach out for support and ask for what I needed, which was very difficult but totally saved me. I still find I have to remind myself that any “mom” guilt I feel for taking time for self care is unjustified guilt, and that if I take care of myself, I will be a better mother and partner. This is tough though! As women - we are conditioned to take care of others before ourselves.

Still have questions? No problem! Email Elizabeth directly at elizabeth@peak-resilience.com or contact us. If you're ready to schedule your appointment through our confidential online booking page, click below:

Elizabeth is thought-provoking and facilitated me in discovering my own desires for my future. I’m pursuing my dream career because of our sessions. Although our regular visits have come to an end, Elizabeth is so warm and kind that we keep in touch still about personal milestones and events.
— D. F.
“Talking to Elizabeth has been incredibly helpful during a very difficult time of my life. She is non-judgmental and kind and provided me very practical tools that helped get me through.”
— Anonymous
Elizabeth has consistently supported me to discover my strengths not only as a mother, but as a woman and entrepreneur. She is kind, honest and hilarious. I’m so grateful for the work we’ve done together.
— J. H.

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