About Starfish Counselling Services

Andrea 2011_accredAndrea Yeo, M.Ed., R.C.C., C.P.F., P.D.P.


* Masters of Education in Leadership & School Counselling (M.Ed.)

* Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C. - #4974)

* Certified Parenting Facilitator (C.P.F. - #00116)

* Professional Development Program ~ Professional High School Teacher (P.D.P.)

Andrea Yeo, M.Ed., R.C.C., C.P.F. has worked with children, youth, families and couples in a counselling and public school setting for the past 20 years.    It is Andrea’s belief that all individuals have the potential to find peace, happiness and satisfaction in their lives; but may need guidance and the strengthening of skills to move forward through life more effectively.  In Andrea's view, social disconnect or isolation is a common thread to feeling unfulfilled and frustrated.  Individuals will be encouraged to find a sense of purpose, direction and contentment through self discovery therapy.

Andrea has worked in the mental health field in various areas which has given her a wide array of experiences with different populations.  Initially, Andrea worked for Family Services of Greater Vancouver as a Youth Counsellor counselling high risk youth ages 14 to 24 years at three locations: Vancouver's Safehouse, Vancouver's Youth Detox Centre and a Group home in Richmond. Andrea also worked as a Family Support Worker and Family Preservation Worker at Family Services of the North Shore working with youth, families and couples on a variety of issues.  She worked as a Childcare Counsellor at Burnaby School District in several behaviour programs assisting children and youth to achieve success at school.  Andrea has been a professional public school teacher for nine years focusing on youth personal growth and development, transitioning through and out of high school and social justice issues.  Andrea has facilitated several groups in topics such as: parenting, stress management, anger management, social skills, parenting skills, sexual orientation and sexual health.  Andrea has volunteered at Willingdon Closed Custody Centre for Youth to assist young people with their future plans after being released from custody.  She has volunteered for the Salvation Army assisting residents of the Downtown Eastside and has volunteered in humanitarian building trips to developing countries for youths seeking a life changing experience.

Through creative problem solving, caring intervention, encouragement, deep listening, goal striving, mutual respect, skill development and family constellation, individuals will be guided to find solutions to their issues and find peace and happiness in their lives.  Andrea has experience working with individuals who have struggled with:  peer relations, self esteem, school problems, bullying, substance misuse, self harm, sibling conflict, parenting skills, sexual issues, couples conflict, communication skills, sexual orientation and career and educational decision making.

From an Adlerian perspective you will learn to be more resilient, reduce your stress, have more satisfaction at home, school or work, increase healthy coping mechanisms and have more fulfilling relationships.

Andrea employs the use of many modalities in her practice including:


  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Brief Therapy (solution focused model)
  • Alderian Counseling and lifestyle analysis
  • Existential Counselling
  • Academic advising
  • Career counselling
  • Marriage counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Parenting coaching

Meet Andrea Yeo...

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Counselling Services

for Children, Youth,

Couples and Families


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