Anchored Connections in Victoria, BC provides online video or phone counselling for families, children & youth, individuals, and couples.

Counselling Sessions

Have a session booked for today? Video counselling sessions take place via Appointment times are Pacific Time. Check in here: is PIPEDA compliant (for security and privacy). No sign-in required. No app to download.


Julie Lidstone MSW, RSW

Using attachment theory as a foundation, Julie works with adults, youth, and children struggling in relationships or with personal challenges. Areas of expertise include couples therapy, adoption, parent-child relationships, divorce and co-parenting, depression, and anxiety.

Julie makes use of several tools including Gottman Method Couples Therapy, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), Circle of Security, and Theraplay. She can provide a reminder of our freedom in Jesus for those seeking Christian counselling; however, she works successfully with clients from a variety of faiths and backgrounds… read more

I am able to offer counselling to clients in BC and Alberta.
I work primarily with the team at Vancouver Island Psychological Services. To book an appointment, please contact the VIPS office,

Kelly Johnson-Gahaya MA, RCC, CPC

Kelly’s clinical approach is based in person-centred and attachment theory. Her areas of expertise include couples therapy, trauma, depression and anxiety, gender-based violence, and cross-cultural living. She is also an Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner.

Kelly resides in Rwanda, Africa, where she has been living and working as a missionary counsellor for the past 9 years. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Lighthouse Counselling and Training Centre in Kigali. Kelly has nearly 20 years of clinical experience in both Rwanda and Canada combined. She is an empathetic and active listener who is passionate about helping people move beyond the problems in their lives that impact their daily living… read more

I currently live in Rwanda with my family. I am licensed and insured in Canada and able to provide remote online counselling to my clients.

You don’t have to be interesting. You have to be interested.

Dr. John M. Gottman


Anchored Connections
Victoria, BC

In order to get to a healthier and more productive place, we need to give up our fear of conflict, turmoil and resistance.

Dr. John M. Gottman

Children do not experience our intentions, no matter how heartfelt. They experience what we manifest in tone and behaviour.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld