Service Description

Linkage counselling service is a non-profit Christian organization that offers affordable, professional counselling to the Chinese community. We are a team of professional counselors who are spiritually rooted in Christian faith and work in a team context to provide the highest quality of care to the community. All counseling session and any personal information about our counsellees are kept confidential according to BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA, 2004).

Our counselling services include:

individual counselling, couple cournselling, premarital counselling, family counseling, youth counseling and play therapy. We offer a variety of counselling support for a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem building, personal growth, parenting etc.

We also offer a “Co-walkers” training program; single parent support group and different workshops.

Session Rates

Indiv./couple/child/family $ 70 per session/hour
Premarital counselling $ 80 per session (1.5 hours)

Session with Intern therapist $ 40 per session/hour

Linkage counseling subsidy program

Linkage counseling fund is available to subsidize partial counseling fees for people who need counselling but are experiencing financial difficulties. All subsidy applications are subject to approval. Linkage counseling subsidy is donated by individual sponsors and churches. Please contact us for more details.

If you want to become a sponsor of the Linkage fund, please donate via PayPal. Your financial support helps to bring emotional healings, relationship restoration, life transformation, and to strengthen marital & family bonds.

Languages

Counselling is available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Counselling Locations:

1) Burnaby CCM Centre(2/F Crystal Mall – 4533 Kingsborough St. Burnaby, BCV5H 4V3)
2)**Richmond CCM Centre (2320-8260, 2/F, Westminster Highway, Richmond Public Market)
**few counselors might be available meeting clients in Richmond office
Linkage office hours (Bby): 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday
Counselling hours: Call in for free intake assessment & by appointment (apart from the office hours; some counsellors take clients on some weekday’s evenings and Saturdays)

Change / Cancellation: Usual counselling fee will be applied if noticed is less than 24 hours.

Inquiries: 604-629-2266 (Linkage direct line)

email︰linkage@ccmcanada.org

 


Our Advisors

Dr. Grace Ko 高劉寶慈博士

Ph D (Social Work)
Grad Dip Christian Studies. – Regent College
Cert Family Systems Therapy
Registered Social Worker

Dr Po Chee Grace Ko is a registered social worker and family therapist. She has a graduate diploma in Christian Studies and continues studying in Regent College and the Bible Study Fellowship. She has taught in the City University of Hong Kong and University of British Columbia to train social workers and counselling teachers. She has written books and did researches on family, adoption, social work education, mentoring and voluntary people helping. Grace is now a member of CCM Linkage Advisory Committee and a clinical intern supervisor in Linkage Counselling Service. She has the passion to train voluntary people helpers and serves in the Care Ministries of her church, and is currently teaching in the Evergreen Academy of Trinity Western University. Grace likes painting, music, doing exercises and gardening.


Dr. Anthony Lo

Pastor, MBBS, M. Div.

Dr. Lo is a volunteer Pastor of NSPMB Church, leader couple of CFFC, member of CCM Linkage Advisory Committee and Linkage volunteer counsellor focusing on marriage and pre-marital counselling.


Ms. Alice Chen

Alice Chen has worked professionally in the field of mental health for a number of years, caring for people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and conducting research into mental health services.  Alice grew up in Hong Kong, received her undergraduate and graduate training in psychology and counselling in the United States and obtained her doctoral degree in health care and epidemiology from the University of British Columbia.  Her interest is in the mental wellbeing and access to mental health services of ethnic Chinese and the culturally diverse population in Canada. 


Mr. Joseph Fong

Joseph has been blessed with a 36-year career as a social worker. He retired in March 2018 from active practice as senior clinical social work supervisor at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community and Family Services.  

Seasoned by 28 years of social work practice in Greater Vancouver and informed by his Christian faith, he has developed a passionate burden of heart at raising young Canadians of Chinese heritage. Joseph seeks post-retirement involvement in social ministries that impact the growth and development of younger generations.  Joseph holds a MSW degree and is a registered social worker, RSW, (2019) at BC College of Social Workers.

Joseph is married to his `better-half’, Connie.  Together, they raised three sons in Canada and now have the joy of sharing the love of three young adults and a daughter-in-law.  Joseph enjoys hiking, biking, browsing youtube and listening to classic Christian hymns, such as `Rock of Ages’ and nostalgic hits of the 60s/70s, like `The Young Ones’ by Cliff Richard.


Kallen Fong

Barrister & Solicitor

Since 1999, Kallen Fong has been serving the communities in Vancouver as a family lawyer. Her areas of practice include all issues arising from the breakdown of marital relationships and child protection matters. Kallen believes in empowering the clients to envision the best possible future for their re-structured families and to equip them to achieve the vision. While mostly experienced in litigation, Kallen is steering her practice towards mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Kallen is married with two young children. She is a novice preschool Sunday School teacher at her church, St. John’s Vancouver Church.


Mr. Kelly Ng

Before his retirement from the position of Centre Director of CCM, Kelly was Chief Operating Officer of SUCCESS.  He has close to 40 years of combined experience in social work, counselling, personnel management and administration.

Upon graduation from the Social Work Dept. of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kelly joined HSBC as a personnel officer in 1979.  Led by a strong passion in human service, he left the bank and became a social worker at St. James Settlement.  He joined Hong Kong Polytechnic as a student counsellor in 1986.  In 1991, Kelly moved to Vancouver and obtained a Master of social work from the University of British Columbia.  From 1992 to 2011, he was the program director of Family and Youth Services of SUCCESS before his promotion to Chief Operating Officer.  He began his career as a social service consultant in 2014 and joined CCM as a Centre Director until his retirement at the end of 2019.

During the past years, Kelly has provided field supervision to many social work/counselling psychology students from both local and overseas universities.  He is currently a peer reviewer of the Council on Accreditation (COA) helping social service organizations in to meet best practice standards.

 


Our Counsellors

Rachel Lau

Education & Credentials

M.A. – School Guidance and Counselling
PG Diploma – Student Counselling
B.A. – Economics
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Certified Positive Discipline in Christian Home Parent Educator


Dr. Anthony Lo

Education & Credentials
M.B.B.S. – HKU
M. Div. – Regent College 

• CCM Linkage advisor
• Spiritual director
• Volunteer pastor at North Shore Pacific Grace Church
• Group leader for Marriage Enrichment Retreat of CFFC
• Group leader – Rapha Foundation’s Emotion Training Program


Winnie Chik

Education & Credentials

D.Min – Spiritual Direction
M.C. – Counselling
B.A. – Psychology
Clinical Supervision Training –AAMFT Approved Supervision Course
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I
PREP Trained Instructor

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Clinical supervisor
• Spiritual director
• Group leader – Rapha Foundation’s Emotion Training Program


Lillian Wong

Education & Credentials

M.S.W. – Social Work
M.A. –Biblical Counselling,
B.A. – Intercultural Studies
B.S.W. – Social Work

• Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.)
• Group facilitator of the CCM Brain Injury support group
• Currently work as a disability advocate at Disability Alliance BC


Jackie Tsang

Education & Credentials

MAMFT–Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
MCS– Master of Christian Studies
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Gottman Couples Therapy I
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
CACPT Play Therapy Level I

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Approved provider of counseling services through the BC (CVAP) Crime Victim Assistance Program


Joanna ChauWorkshop List

Education & Credentials
M.C. – Counselling
B.A. – Psychology
B.A. – Asian Literature &Culture (Chinese)

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)
• Clinical counsellor at Dr. Jack Young & FHL Clinics
• Junior Consultant at New Step Consultation – Specializing in working with children with autism spectrum & their family


Arnold Kiuto Tse 

M.C.P. – Master of Counselling Psychology (Adler University)
B.A. – Psychology (UBC)
Gottman Couples Therapy Level 2
O.E.I. Trauma Therapy Level 1

• Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)