Royce Dueck, Registered Professional CounsellorRoyce Dueck is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, BC with a specialized focus on reproductive health and fertility counselling for women, couples, and families. Royce has over a decade of experience as a counsellor at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre providing support to women and couples in a variety of areas, including reproductive mental health, reproductive & sexual health, perinatal/pregnancy loss, recurrent miscarriage, pregnancy decision-making, and breast health.


Royce shares her time between private practice at Well Woman Counselling and her position at the BC Women's Reproductive Mental Health Program where she provides therapy for mental health concerns related to pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, pregnancy loss, parenting, and PMS/PMDD. At the RMH Program, Royce provides one-on-one counselling and also facilitates mindfulness and support groups.


In the past, Royce worked as a psychiatric nurse helping individuals and families cope with acute and long-term mental health issues, and acted as a Clinical Associate at UBC's School of Nursing in the Psychiatry department. Royce also has experience as a Sexual Assault Team counsellor and as a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) coordinator and group facilitator.


Specialized focus on reproductive health counselling:

  • Clinical hypnosis for fertility, pregnancy, labour, and childbirth
  • Infertility and coping with the stress of fertility treatments and trying to conceive 
  • Perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Pregnancy and parenting support
  • Pregnancy decision-making
  • Pregnancy loss, perinatal loss, and neonatal loss (miscarriage, recurrent loss, stillbirth, neonatal loss, termination for genetics/chromosomal diagnoses, abortion)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD/PMS), and support for menopause/perimenopause 
  • Reproductive mental health (mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and postpartum)
  • Traumatic birth experience or pregnancy loss

Additional areas of interest:

  • Anxiety, panic, excessive worrying, obsessive thoughts
  • Couples, marriage, and family counselling
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Depression
  • Grief & loss and bereavement support
  • Life and career transitions
  • Personal growth (self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, communication)
  • Relationships (couples, family, workplace)
  • Stress management
  • Trauma (sexual assault, past trauma and abuse,PTSD)
  • Women’s issues

Counselling approach:

Royce’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and is strongly informed by psychoanalysis and by Gestalt and family systems theories. Royce has a relaxed, open, and easy manner, allowing clients to immediately feel comfortable in her presence.


Royce uses a variety of effective, evidence-based therapies and techniques depending on the client's needs:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Coaching
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Therapy for Couples (Level 1)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Mind-body techniques such as guided visualization, meditation, focusing, and breath work

Education:

  • M.Sc.N. (Psych.), McGill University
  • Dip.Couns. in Family Systems Theory, Pacific Coast Family Therapy Institute

Professional associations:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professionals Group (ASRM)
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Registered Clinical Counsellor #11057
  • BC Society for Clinical Hypnosis (BCSCH)
  • Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), member
  • Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society, Counselling Special Interest Group (CFAS)
  • College of Registered Nurses of BC, Registered Nurse (RN)

Contact Royce Dueck:

  • Book an appointment with Royce using the online scheduling system, by email, or by calling 604.568.6765
  • Royce is available on most Wednesday afternoon/evenings and on Saturday morning/afternoons
  • Royce also has a second location in Coquitlam. Please contact her for more information.