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Heather Ferguson, MA, RCC


Heather Ferguson, Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Parent Consultant with a private practice in Duncan, B.C. I am also on Faculty with the Neufeld Institute. I am inspired by the relationship-based developmental approach that has so deeply enriched my life as a mother to 2 children, ages 14 and 20. I work with individuals, couples, parents and adolescents. I completed my Master’s degree in Family Systems Counselling through LIOS/Bastyr University (1996). In addition to my private practice, I have worked with family service agencies, community mental health clinics and schools. I also consult with large organizations in conflict management, organizational change, executive coaching and leadership development.

As a mother of two, I bring compassion and heartfelt understanding to the challenges of raising children in today’s world. I use Dr. Neufeld’s approach in my day to day life both as mother and professional, and draw from my personal as well as professional experience to support parents and professionals in making sense of the children in their care.


What clients are saying…

Thank you for giving me the confidence to parent in a way that is very natural to me. I feel I have a backup now when society is pressuring me to do things their way. The most surprising and unexpected thing was how much personal healing I did during this course.

Heather delivered Dr. Neufeld’s course material with passion and genuineness. Each week, I was excited to learn more and share more with my peer group. Heather created a safe and comforting environment for us to speak freely as parents. Her unbiased nature and soothing personality was a pleasure to learn from.  I look forward to more workshops with Heather!

As a facilitator of Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s attachment approach, Heather Ferguson both enlightens and inspires parents looking for ways to support and understand their children. She brings life to the material with bright charisma and can hold a varied group of people with heart. (Island Mom of three)

The Vital Connection course, facilitated by Heather, has transformed the relationship I have with my five year old boy and eleven year old girl. Thank you!

A warm and knowledgeable facilitator, Heather is approachable and relatable, knowing just when and how much to share from her personal experience which enhanced what I learned of Neufeld’s approach during this course.

You did a beautiful job facilitating. I enjoyed your personal stories a lot. When you gave real life examples of the material it helps to solidify it in my head.

I found the course content to be absolutely amazing and empowering. I was always left wanting to know more.

What Clients are Saying

"Wise, compassionate, skilled... Heather's skilled guidance offered us new insights and practical tools to better support our growing boys."


Locations and Contact

All classes and counselling services for individuals, couples and families are based out of the beautiful Matraea Centre in Duncan, BC. Professional consulting services available to teachers and helping professionals on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

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“The secret of parenting is not in what a parent does, but in who a parent is to their child.” – Gordon Neufeld