I have 25 years of experience in the field of counselling. I have a Masters degree in Social Work and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sociology/Psychology. I also train mental health professionals in a college setting and conduct research on recovery from addiction and stigma.


I have a caring presence and the knowledge, skills and tools to help you make sense of your troubles and resolve them.


I have found that small changes can make a great deal of difference in our lives. I will encourage you to move away from an over- focus on the problem, towards dreaming and thinking about how to get what you want. I work in a goal oriented way and will help work towards the changes you want to make.  


My approach can be characterized as eclectic. I can draw upon a variety of methods to help you move forward in your life. I will suggest what approach is best for you. Most people benefit from counselling in 12 sessions or less.


Michelle Bass MSW, PhD, RSW

at Origins Counselling

1175 Cook Street, Suite 318

Victoria, BC V8V 41A



(250) 818- 1623