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Compassionate Parenting

Parenting with compassion for our children and ourselves

Welcome to Compassionate Parenting

My name is Suzanne Vardy and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor offering parenting workshops and individual counselling in North Vancouver, B.C. My office is located in the Aspire Naturopathic Health Clinic in Parkgate Mall, 210 – 3650 Mount Seymour Parkway. If you have any questions after exploring my website, would like to sign up for a workshop or enquire about counselling, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmly, Suzanne

Compassionate Parenting

Get the Becoming a Truly Compassionate Parent Workbook

Download your free guide and workbook to learn what it means to be a truly compassionate parent. Use the workbook prompts and reflection questions to identify how you can apply this to your life and unique circumstances.

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What is Compassion

Compassion is the wish to relieve suffering coupled with making an effort to do so. Suffering does not need to be overwhelming; it can be something as everyday as feeling like a “bad” parent. Making an effort to relieve suffering can be as simple as being with someone as they experience a difficult emotion, such as sadness.

About Me

I hold a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC# 2141). I have been supporting children, youth and families in the lower mainland for over 25 years.


I offer workshops for parents to explore self-compassion and learn activities to support their children at home.


I’m also available for individual and family counselling.

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about counselling and workshops

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I acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional Coast Salish territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.