Welcome to Dignity Counselling. At dignity Counselling, we uphold your dignity while honoring the privilege you grant us to walk alongside you in your journey towards healing and growth.  We offer this through a respectful, warm and non-judgmental environment to help you feel safe and confident


Ruth Patta believes in a collaborative and holistic approach to wellness which has its foundation in a bio-psycho-social-spiritual premise.

Ruth believes that people need to stay connected in meaningful and supportive relationships in order to effect change. Trained in systemic therapy she works from the premise that when one member hurts, the whole system/family hurts.

To this end, she walks alongside her clients and holds their hand as they collaboratively unravel hidden possibilities and opportunities inherent in their struggles, challenges and pain. She does this by providing a warm nonjudgmental and safe therapeutic space for clients to explore change and growth.

Areas of experience include:

  • Couples, Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Conflict and Anger in Relationships
  • Family of origin issues, and negative family patterns
  • Attachment Issues
  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Accidents and Post MVA Symptoms
  • Loss and grief
  • Work related stress and Burnout
  • Decision making
  • Spirituality
  • Ultimate Questions – What’s the point of life?

Ruth incorporates a wide range of approaches to meet the client at their points of need. These include Brief-Solution focused orientation, Emotionally Focused Therapies (EFT), Attachment Approaches, Gottman couples therapy, Satir Transformational, EMDR and OEI – Trauma theray

She holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA, MFT) from Trinity Western University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC)

Other Languages: Swahili


  • Individual Counselling
  • Couples, Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Trauma, PTSD Counselling
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Youth Counselling

Fully Funded Counselling

  • I CBC – Motor Vehicle Accident Symptoms
  • CVAP – Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • RHAP – Residential Historical Abuse Program
  • FNHA – First Nations Health Authority