What We Do

“Mindfulness is not about trying to make ourselves better, but to bring us in to relationship with what is, with the experience of the present moment.”

The Four Immeasurables - Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity play an important role in our path towards greater capacity for compassion and wisdom.

Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting
Charlynn and Rick are experienced Registered Clinical Counsellors that support, help guide and encourage well-being and those who seek positive lifestyle change. Both Charlynn and Rick have worked with individuals, families and couples dealing with natural development changes and transitions such as adolescence, work stoppage, moving and grief and loss as well as recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions. We encourage those whom seek positive therapeutic results to contact Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting of Vancouver. We have been working with people for over 10 years supporting the necessary changes in their behaviour, in their thoughts and with their feelings to promote self-satisfaction, self worth and internal motivation.

Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting
We accept self-referrals directly, from community based agencies and family doctors making the referral process as simple as possible. A referral can be made through this website, email and or phone call. Following the referral, a prospective client can expect a call back within 24 hours to set up a first session within a week.

The office is located in Kerrisdale of Vancouver. Charlynn and Rick offer
E-counselling and Rick can also outreach if needed.

Our Commitment

I am standing, in a sacred way, At the Earth’s centre,
Beheld by the people, seeing the Tribe, Gathered around me.
(Lamedeer & Eros, 1975)

At Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting, our clients know their voices will be heard in a non-judgemental environment that promotes hope and self-awareness. This allows them to feel improvements as we work together on their road to recovery.

Compassionate Care from a Registered Counsellor
If you or someone you know is suffering from a mood or eating disorder, addiction or low self-esteem, our Registered Clinical Counsellors provide compassionate counselling and therapy sessions for individuals, couples and families. We promote wellness, stability and happiness through the formation of lasting relationships with our clients based upon mutual trust and respect. We also assist our clients by providing effective anti-stress and distress reduction techniques.

Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."
-Mary Anne Radmacher

About Charlynn Bagnall
Clinical Director and Clinical Counsellor Charlynn Bagnall has an MA (Master of Arts degree) in Counselling Psychology and has been helping people in the counselling field for the past 15 years specializing in issues related to dual diagnosis, adolescence, family systems and relationship. Charlynn has provided counselling support with Vancouver School Board, St. Paul’s Hospital Eating Disorder Program and Richmond School Board. She originally opened her private practice in 2001 working with families, children and youth. She presently is a counsellor within Richmond School District. Her training and experience within the public school system also qualifies her as a consultant in threat assessment, critical incident response, and crisis intervention. Charlynn is a past board member of the BC Art Therapy Association and is passionate about promoting education and support to individuals facing psychological issues. Community groups and associations she belongs to include Mental Health Leadership ThinkTank, Women’s Mental Health, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors which are groups dedicated to improving leadership concepts and practices. Charlynn is highly regarded for her compassion, care, curiosity, non-judgmental stance, insight, dedication, and patience among her clients.

Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting
“To figure out where I wanted to go, I needed to find where I was and to find out where I was I needed to figure out from where I came”

About Rick Dubras
Clinical Counsellor Rick has been working with people professionally since 2002. He has extensive experience working with people struggling with eating disorders, addictions, and mental health issues. He has worked with men and women from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood. Rick is client-centred, emotion focused and action oriented. Clients can expect empathy and understanding working together to uncover what may be at the core of the issues. Together, steps and outcomes are achieveable and attainable bolstering the motivation to make changes and seek answers. He adapts his style and techniques to help create that helping relationship that serves as the foundation of our therapeutic relationship.

Early in Rick’s professional career he became very comfortable with public speaking and offering Educational sessions regarding mental health and addiction issues. Offering Educational sessions to youth and adults, Rick is able to engage the audience with his style and ability to be real with the audience. For the last 5 years Rick has increased his understanding and awareness of the issue of Internet and Gaming misuse in both the younger generation as well as the adult generation. He has spoken at the First BC Conference of Process Addictions in Kamloops and presented at the Berman Conference in Vancouver. He has presented a number of educational and provocative information sessions regarding internet and gaming to community organizations and school groups. His latest session was in the UK where he presented to 400 students at a school and later in the evening to the adult community. He has been quoted widely in Vancouver newspapers and the CBC.

Rick is excited to bring his experience and knowledge of this burgeoning field and growing issue for youth and adults.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or would like more information about Internet and Gaming or Addictions in general at Bagnall Dubras Counselling & Consulting, please give us a call today, or e-mail us at charlynn@bdcounselling.com or rick@bdcounselling.com.

Professional Associations, Awards & Certifications

  • Rick has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of British Columbia
  • Rick has a Master’s of Science in Health Psychology from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Rick has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology from University of British Columbia
  • Rick is a Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Charlynn holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from University of Victoria
  • Charlynn holds a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia
  • Charlynn holds a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of British Columbia
  • Charlynn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Worth
  • Stress-Reduction
  • Addictions (Substance use/misuse, Internet and Gaming overuse)
  • Relationships
  • Adolescence
  • Family Functioning
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation

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