Terri Czegledi, MA, MFT, RCC, Retired

I  am deeply committed to my practice as a Marriage and Family Counsellor.  My personal experience with the healing and transformative effects of psychotherapy was a catalyst to choosing this vocation. I believe passionately in the counselling process as a powerful tool in learning how to be more fully alive.

I have been in private practice in Courtenay since 2005.  I have experience working with addiction issues, anxiety, phobias, low self-worth, chronic pain, depression, trauma and many other life challenges.  I am able to help clients develop skills for effective communication and to alleviate the internal stress by means of anxiety reducing strategies and increased self-awareness.

I work with individuals, couples and families.  I have expertise in a variety of counselling modalities.  My preferred model is the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy model which I have integrated with several other counselling approaches (such as EMDR, Solutions Focused, Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy).
I love this profession and embrace the work and the people I meet with a sense of joy and privilege. I have the good fortune of having lived in the Comox Valley since 1981.  My life is enriched by my partner of 33 years and my family; together we have three adult children, four grandchildren, a very loyal Black Lab Cross and a sweet little Shih Tzu emotional support therapy dog. I enjoy gardening, wilderness camping, everything outdoors and spending time with good friends.

Warm, gentle and honest

Very warm, gentle and honest. I appreciate what I get out of our sessions. There are some things I hone in on immediately in our discussions, and get excited about putting into practice. Other times it takes a while to digest, which is amazing to me (trusting the...

Help us stay on a path

For my husband and I, regular trips to see Terri help us stay on a path of connection even when there isn't a major issue going on in our lives. The little discoveries we've made in our sessions have serve us long term and much better than dinner and a movie ever...

Helped me cope

Counselling with Terri has helped me cope with family issues.  I have learned new strategies and effective tools to use in my relationships, and I now have a more positive outlook on life.

Explore age-old feelings

With Terri, I felt safe enough for the first time to explore age-old feelings of pain and fear that have been holding me back in ways I wasn't even aware of.  Now I more regularly feel serenity and freedom.