Karolien Vandersmissen MA RCC
Karo looks forward to connecting with individuals who are navigating life’s challenges and want to create meaningful change. She fosters a safe space in which clients are allowed to be, explore and express themselves freely. Karo is genuine and down-to-earth and cultivates emotional safety through her authenticity, humor and directness. At the heart of her practice is an authentic connection and a collaborative and holistic approach, which incorporates the client’s inner strengths and resources, and also considers external factors that can influence our physical and emotional wellbeing.
Before obtaining a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Karo worked in media and studied Social and Political Studies and Communication Studies. In 2015, she moved from Belgium to Vancouver Island, to step away from the rat race and live with a closer connection to nature. Most of her spare time is spent outdoors with her partner, dogs and friends.
*Clients for whom the session fee is a barrier can contact Karo for sliding scale rates.