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Lea Hutcheon
Student Therapist
Low Cost Rate
Sliding Scale
$50 - $125
Currently Practicing
Lea Hutcheon
Student Therapist


I come from Irish and Scottish settler roots, as well as queer and spoonie chosen family. I am a guest – living, working, and growing – in the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of ‘the land of plenty’ since time immemorial. I have lived experience as a nonbinary, queer, disabled and neurodivergent human. Co-organizing with peers on creative projects (dance, film, gardens, cooking, and others) has brought me much joy for over a decade.

As a student counsellor, my style so far has been described as warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. Together, we’ll map a counselling process led by your needs, lived experience, and goals. I am honoured to accompany people on their chosen path of growth and change, and to co-create safe-enough zones in a world that imposes shame, disconnection, and distress. I welcome all folks who want to work with me, and providing an affirming, accessible, and COVID-conscious space for 2SLGBTQ+ and disabled people is my focus.

I am guided by intersectional feminisms, disability justice, mad activism and peer support, as well as by queer, trans, kink and polyamory communities. I am engaging in lifelong learning around my role as a treaty partner in settler-colonial ‘Canada,’ and am continually informed by decolonial and anti-racist practices. It’s my intention to apply these to my own bodyheartmind, to my relationships, and to the world around me – and my learning is nonlinear; attunement, course-correction and repair are important to me. I am continually gaining experience in nonpathologizing modalities with client autonomy and choice at the center, including Internal Family Systems, narrative, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Community Focus:
LGBTQ+, Couples/Partners, Disability, Kink Aware, Neurodivergent, Non-Binary, Polyamorous, Seniors, Sex Work Positive, Trans-Specific
Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, C-PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Chronic Illness, Depression, Grief/Loss, OCD, PTSD, Relationships, Trauma
Trauma Informed, ACT, Anti-Oppressive, DBT, IFS, Narrative, Somatic
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