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"A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life" - Christopher K. Germer

Anxiety Counselling Services

Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, grief & loss, life transitions or other life challenges? Take the first step towards healing through evidence-based strategies, and the deep work of core emotional processing. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, warm, compassionate, and uniquely understanding. During my career, I have been profoundly honoured to witness and help guide my clients to not only heal, but thrive and grow into their authentic selves.


Clo Nickel is a Registered Professional Therapist author, a speaker, and a member of the Canadian Professional Counselling Association.

 I began a career in mental health after writing about my own struggles with an anxiety disorder and publishing the book Anxiety's Inner Voice in 2010. The anxiety and depression I wrote about in my book, drove me to find the path to my own successful healing through the skills of cognitive reframing, emotional self-acceptance, and mindful self-compassion.

I have over 10 year’s experience in both group facilitating and individual counselling.  The clinical modalities I draw on to create a tailored treatment plan for each individual include: Core Self Reclamation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Compassion based therapies.

Additional Professional Training

The following are appearances, training, and lectures I have attended, which include some of the leading psychologists and mindfulness teachers in the world:


  • Self-Compassion Summit: The Journey from Anxiety to Self Compassion

      Clo Nickel as guest speaker Apr 8, 2018 Abbotsford

  • The Conscious Parent

      Clo Nickel appeared on OPRAH through Skype on May 18, 2014 to discuss Dr. Shefali Tsabary's book       the Conscious Parent

Training and Lectures

  • Core Self Reclamation Therapy

       CSRT Intro Course, 2023


  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

       Essential Skills 1 Training, 2020


  • Compassionate Inquiry Workshop

       Dr. Gabor Mate Jan. 25-26, 2018

​       Multiple Lectures: 2015-2017      

  • The Psychology of Loving Awareness

       Jack Kornfield, PhD Apr. 26-27, 2014

  • Mindfulness in Psychotherapy Lectures

       Ronald Siegel, Psy.D & Tara Brach Ph.D Oct. 2013 & 2011


  • Mindful Self Compassion: CORE SKILLS TRAINING

      Kristin Neff Ph.D & Christopher Germer Ph.D Aug 19-23, 2012


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

      Steven Hayes, Ph.D Nov. 3-4, 2008

​​My professional orientation is primarily person-centered in conjunction with the following therapeutic orientations, choosing the theory which best fits the client and their present needs.

  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)

  • CSRT (Core Self Reclamation Therapy)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Mindful Self Compassion

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

"Anxiety is NOT an emotion...Anxiety is what we feel when we don't know HOW to feel"

- Hilary L. McBride

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