navigate crisis and find balance

a warm welcome to Clear Coast!
confidential counselling
in Victoria, BC

We all face challenges in life and may find ourselves in circumstances where we don’t know what to do, how we got there or who to turn to. We’ve tried everything we can think of, but nothing we’re doing is working the way we need it to. We feel stuck in old patterns and limiting beliefs and it’s time for real change.

Clear Coast provides a confidential and compassionate space to identify your concerns, explore the landscape of your life and develop effective tools to navigate the crisis and find balance. Empowered by addressing the current issue, a desire for deeper change is often ignited.

That’s when things become really interesting and we go from trying to survive life to re-shaping it in ways that restore a sense of vitality and well being. Life feels like an adventure again and we trust ourselves to find our own kind of happiness.

Together we will create the conditions for you to address the root of your issues and clear the way for new possibilities! Getting the help you need also has a positive ripple effect on your community.

This is an inclusive practice with a commitment to intersectionality and awareness of sociocultural influences. People of all races, ethnicities, religions, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations and abilities are welcome.

Clear Coast Counselling Office


Providing confidential results oriented counselling and somatic-based EMDR therapy to adults.

Commonly Addressed concerns:
  • Chronic stress, anxiety,  emotional overwhelm, burn out and depression
  • Childhood and complex trauma, PTSD, sexualized violence, medical trauma
  • Relationship difficulties (family of origin or creation) and support around separation and divorce
  • Codependency and other damaging relationship patterns
  • Narcissistic abuse, attachment anxiety, push-pull dynamics
  • Adoptee and birth mother trauma
  • Perinatal mental health, traumatic labour and delivery, parenting support
  • Grief, loss and change, life transitions (including retirement), existential issues, meaning and purpose
  • Exploring cultural, sexual or gender identity, support around community building, unmasking and self-expression
  • Ancestral healing and working with intergenerational patterns
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Meet Nicole

Nicole Makin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and advanced EMDR practitioner in Victoria, BC. In a compassionate and confidential setting, she joyfully assists individuals to achieve their desired results, by providing evidence informed psychotherapy..

Learn More About Nicole
Nicole Makin
Registered Clinical Counsellor
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
— Rumi

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--The office is closed Jul 4 to Jul 29th inclusive.--

Office Hours are Monday to Wednesday 9am-5pm and Thursdays 9am-3pm (with the exception of stat holidays). Messages received outside these hours will be returned on the next office day. Thank you.
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Office location

550 - 2950 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC V8T 4N4

Free Parking
Wheelchair accessible

Located at the Evergreen Business Center, behind Lifestyle Markets in the upper level of the Douglas Center.