I am a mother, daughter, partner, and friend in mid life. I became a therapist after decades of navigating relationships, through belonging and understanding, as well as pain and disconnect. I have experienced relationship endings, both smooth and rough. I have parented and co-parented, divorced and healed. I have experienced the stormy seas of repair and change. I have come to see, even as an introvert, that relationships are central to my well being and sense of purpose.

I live and work on the traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in East Vancouver, as well as the ɬaʔamɩn gɩǰɛ (Tla’amin), Xwémalhkwu (Homalco), and ƛohos giǰi (Klahoose) Nations in Whaletown, Cortes Island.

Zoe Miles
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor


When I am not working, I am most likely hiking in the forest with my two dogs, puttering in my community garden, or nestled on the couch playing Minecraft.

I believe that relationships offer unique opportunities for growth, including in the counselling relationship. For this reason I bring my full self to therapy sessions: as we work together, I will let you know what I think and feel. I will truly care about you. I will bring curiosity, softness, and humour, and I will treat you with honesty and integrity.

My work is person-centered, which means that I will follow you where you want to go, and support you to set the agenda for our work together. I believe in feedback-informed treatment, so I will ask for your thoughts on how we are doing, as a way to learn together about what does and doesn't work for us. Any exercises or skills that I offer, or decisions I make in our sessions, will be with the intention of helping you. 

My "home bases" in the counselling world are relational-cultural, existential, and feminist therapies. I am often curious about themes of meaning, isolation, agency, and how social injustices may influence your well being. I specialize in working with adult women, but I welcome all people to work with me.

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Tuesdays: 10:30-2:30pm (Virtual)
Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm

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