The Counselling Collective

Meet Your Counselling Collective Team

Jill Davoren

Jill was born and raised in Victoria, living briefly in Ottawa, as a child of a Royal Canadian
Navy Family. She is married and has four adult sons with dynamic and diverse interests, taking
them on unique and creative journeys.

Jill finds peace in exploring the amazing lands of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chal-nulth and
Kwakwakaʼwakw Nations; while RV camping with her husband and their 2 miniature
Dachshunds, Sam and Fred.

Cheryl Turner
Cheryl Turner was born in Ontario and holds a Master’s of Social Work degree. She has 25 years of experience in adult and youth mental health and emergency psychiatry.
Cheryl specializes in trauma recovery (PTSD) and family of origin adversity (ACE) (CPTSD); including intergenerational trauma, complex family and relationship issues. Cheryl provides a safe, professional environment in which to promote motivation and personal growth.
Christine Alevizakis
We all need help at some point in our lives. When we notice that anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts or unhelpful patterns of behaviour are interfering with who we are and how we want to live, it may be time to reach out for support.
My approach is client-centred, inclusive and rooted in the belief that each person requires their own unique path to healing and growth. My sessions are creative, collaborative and trauma-informed, aimed at reducing suffering and restoring balance in my client’s lives.
A long-time yoga and mindfulness instructor, I use a holistic framework that addresses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual elements of a client’s process. I also offer nature-based therapy as a powerful tool for enhancing healing, connection and wholeness. Please feel free to connect with me at your convenience.
Linette Read

I’m a European settler, an explorer of nature, a knitter, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has supported youth and adults and their mental health for over a decade. 


I’m a calm, curious, relaxed person who has been asking the big existential questions of who we are and why we’re here and what to do about that my whole life. I love bringing this curiosity into the counselling space and supporting you to identify how those questions are impacting you. 

We are all part of a bigger system, and through my counselling approach my clients explore all their relationships as part of a bigger whole, which leads to better connection to self and connection to others. The world we live in does not always account for the differences between people; therapy is a place where we will look at all of the ways our inner landscape impacts us, as well as the ways that the broader social structures impact us. I work with people from all walks of life who carry many different identities. I aim to offer a safe space for all people, and actively work in my own life to examine my social location and my intersections of identity.


Having recently returned from a two-year stay in Scotland, Evan’s heart was drawn back to his deep connection with the West Coast. Whether holding sessions amidst the tranquillity of nature or within the welcoming space of The Counselling Collective, Evan works alongside clients with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and exploration. Guiding individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery and well-being.

I aspire to create a comfortable, grounding space where you can explore your inner wisdom and discover new insights and directions. We’ll focus on building your resiliency and skills in a way that works for you.


If you’re working through big life transitions, relationship challenges or figuring out your identity, I can support you along the way. I specialize in helping youth and adults recover from anxiety and depression, burn out and trauma. I also work with parents and others supporting a loved one with mental health challenges. For Indigenous clients, I can help with accessing funding through the First Nations Health Authority.


For over a decade, I have worked providing mental health services for Island Health, Foundry and the High Risk Team at Child and Youth Mental Health. My book Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is an award-winning guide to mental health for youth and young adults.

Sean K Burr, MSW, RCSW

Sean is a registered clinical social worker. He has been providing individual therapy and consultation to couples and families for the past ten years. He received his training in social work at the University of Chicago specializing in the treatment of mental health and addictions. 
Sean works from a relational psychodynamic framework that emphasizes curiosity, empathy, and change. He often incorporates techniques from third-wave behavioral therapies (ACT, DBT). He believes therapy needs to be in service of gaining an understanding that helps facilitate a process of change. Whether it is a possible move, leaving a job, starting a new relationship, or general feelings of being stuck with oneself, Sean guides his clients toward resolution and gaining increased self-efficacy.

Holly Flower MA, RSW, RCC

The experience of feeling truly seen and heard by another is powerful. It allows us to clarify our thoughts and bring attention to places we may feel confused or uncertain. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Clinical Counsellor, but more importantly, I am a human being who cares about the experiences and well-being of others. I have spent decades exploring the bigger questions with people as well as walking alongside those who face some of the most difficult experiences of their lives. I offer individuals and couples the opportunity to express their thoughts, needs, and uncertainty, as well as their deepest hopes and joys.

Although I have training in a variety of techniques and theories, some of which include Narrative, Nature-Based, Emotionally Focused, and Expressive therapies, I believe that those I work with are the experts of their own experience. Our work together is collaborative and supports the process of knowing and honouring one’s voice or inner wisdom. I look forward to answering any questions you might have.