Welcome to Peraford Counselling & Consulting

Yes, we can help. With 30+ years of joint clinical experience we say Yes with confidence.

Clive and Ava


We provide effective telephone counselling grounded in many years experience working 'over distance'. Located in Clearwater, BC (north of Kamloops near Wells Gray Park), we can sometimes also arrange face-to-face meetings.


If you are sourcing an experienced consultant, workshop provider, or public speaker in the area of counselling, psychotherapy, or the ethics of practice, we say Yes, let's talk about your needs.

Professional Support

We trained in a tradition where a counsellor's best friend is their clinical supervisor. We provide substantial, non-judgemental clinical and personal support to fellow professionals. Much of this is done by telephone.

Experiential Focusing

Experiential Focusing is integral to everything we do and offer, and we mean integral. No visible seams. No clunky technique. We are experienced Focusing Teachers always ready to share this universally applicable practice.

"Oh, the comfort—the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person—having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life (1859).
Born 20 April 1826 at Stoke-on-Trent, died 12 October 1887, Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet whose native city is shared by the man on the left.

One thing counselling research agrees on is the importance of the counsellor-client relationship. You need the right counsellor for you.

If you are looking for a clinical supervisor, consultant, or presenter, you still need the right person for you. Don't hesitate to check out the options and 'shop around'.


Ava and Clive are both members of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and are, or have been, members of the Board of BCACC. Clive received the 'President's Award' in March 2014 recognising the work he was doing on behalf of the membership.

We are also members of the New York Focusing Institute.

Membership Links

Visit the BC Association of Clinical Counsellor's Website.
Visit the New York Focusing Institute Website.


Ava and Clive both carry appropriate professional insurance.