Amar (Alex) Sangha, Counselling Therapist


Counselling Type

Individual Counselling,


Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based Counselling, Supportive Counselling, Systems Theory, Faith Based Counselling (upon request)

Locations & Schedule

Monday/Wednesday/Saturday afternoon & evening

Contact for availability.



Amar (Alex) Sangha, MSW, RCC, RCSW is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Registered Clinical Social Worker. He is a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the BC College of Social Workers and the BC Association of Social Workers.

Amar hold a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University, as well as a Masters in Science in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics in the UK.

Amar has worked as a team leader, social worker, clinician, counsellor, and group facilitator for over 18 years with such employers as the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC, Fraser Health Authority, and Stroh Health Care.

As a counsellor, Amar has helped people find balance in their lives and move forward in a more healthy and supportive direction including helping people with:

  • Expressing your feelings
  • Improving life satisfaction
  • Developing a more positive outlook
  • Reducing stress
  • Living a healthier lifestyle
  • Growing personally and professionally

The values Amar believes in as a clinical social work and counselling professional include:

  • Respecting diversity
  • Embracing empathy
  • Respecting self-determination and client’s choices
  • Being non-judgmental

Approach/ Specialized Training

Amar uses a holistic approach to counselling that incorporates the many components of a person’s life such as the emotional, physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and occupational.

He works with young adults (19+), adults, seniors, and elders.

He uses the following approaches and treatment interventions:

  • Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Stages of Change
  • Strengths Based Counselling
  • Supportive Counselling
  • Systems Theory
  • Online Addiction Medicine Diploma Program, BC Centre on Substance Use
  • Coaching Out of the Box, Fraser Health Authority
  • Core Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Mental Health Training through Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Taught the provincially mandated Relationship Violence Program (RVP). This course is for adult men on probation who have been charged with domestic violence.

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar and Mood Swings 
  • Life Transitions
  • Job Loss
  • Work Related Issues
  • Return to Work
  • Communication and Assertiveness Skills
  • Relationship Differences
  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving and Goal Setting
  • Personal Growth and Spirituality
  • Sexuality and Coming Out Issues
  • Career and Post-Secondary Exploration

Head Office: 
778-288-8361 (Call or Text)


Mailing Address:
2117885 6th Street, Burnaby, V3N 3N4



Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm

Therapy hours:
7 days per week;
8 am – 10 pm by appointment 

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