Guidance Counselling Services

Guidance Counselling Services exists to provide service to the Semiahmoo House Society community in a safe and confidential setting. This Safe Space creates an environment and an opportunity where people can openly share their concerns with a Counsellor.  Every person receiving this service is respected, valued, and included without judgment. These sessions empower people to build their self-confidence, self-worth, relationships, trust, and a safe space to share.

Guidance Counselling Service includes:

  • Individual, Group and Family Sessions
  • Resources and Referrals
  • Supporting a person in areas about:
    • Relationships
    • Feelings of Anger
    • Communication
    • Feeling Stressed/Anxious
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Loss of Life/Grieving
    • Not feeling good about myself
    • Feeling Sad
    • Planning for my Future

This service is accessible to people who receive support through Semiahmoo House Society by self-referral, referral by staff, families, and support providers.

The funding for SHS Guidance Counselling services during COVID-19 is brought to you largely in part by the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation (PAHF) Rapid Response Grant program. The project, Rapid Response Grant – Guidance Counselor Support: Response to COVID-19, has received this funding for this critical service from May 5, 2020 until September 4, 2020. Semiahmoo House Society is appreciative to PAHF for their support.

All the Counselling Sessions are strictly Confidential and people will be referred to other service agencies if need be.

Referral Form: Please contact SHS Program Supervisor, Co-ordinator, or Staff of the program you attend or home where you live to obtain a copy of the Referral Form. You can also contact Shab directly at the contact information below.

Shab Khan RPC|MPCC

Family Counsellor

Shab Khan’s Bio                                                                      

Shab is a Registered Family Counsellor and a Masters’ Practitioner in Clinical Counselling.  Shab also takes on other roles at Semiahmoo House Society, a (PCT) Person Centred Training Candidate, and a team member in Restorative Practices.  Shab believes in having good conversations with people she works with. Each and every person is unique and they all have their own stories to share, to be heard, to connect, and to build a meaningful relationship.

Shab advocates as an Adult Educator in Schools and Community Events through her workshops in Assertive Communication, Relationships, Effective Parenting, Mother & Daughter Groups, Women’s Support Groups, and many more. She is also an active volunteer in her community and often devotes her time in planning and facilitating events. She has a passion for writing Inspirational Stories and her Articles are published biweekly in the Community Newspaper and in The Semiahmoo Foundation Blog.

Shab enjoys spending time and traveling with her family. She loves nature, reading, and socializing. Shab is a Private Practitioner at S.K. Counselling Services for seventeen years. She is a member of (SBOT) Surrey Board of Trade and sits on Women in Business Committee. She also sits on (NEVR) Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships, (CRIAW) Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and (WTC) Women Transforming Cities Committee. Shab is also an active member of the Shakti Society – Empowerment of Women, Children, and Families. Shab supports inclusion and collaboration.

For more information please contact:

Shab Khan

Phone:   604.536.1242   ext: 276


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