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 under Mental Health and Wellness Services is operating from two concurrent projects; The Guidance Counselor Services During and Post Covid-19 Pandemic project is generously funded by a Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Community Grant; and The Mental Health Support for People with Disabilities, Caregivers, and Essential Workers project supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and SurreyCares Community Foundation.

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

Referral Process:

To obtain a Referral Form, you can:

  • If you receive services at SHS you can also, contact SHS Program Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator or Staff of the program you attend or home where you live.

Once the counsellor has received the completed referral form, she will be in contact to go over the process and plan an initial session. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, support will be virtual — through phone, email, or secure online platforms (eg. Zoom). 

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 Trainer, 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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