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Chronic Illness & disAbility

Create a Fulfilling Life When Living
With a Health or disAbility Issue

Counselling for a chronic health condition
or a disAbility issue can provide hope
and help for living a fuller life.

Working with Judy has changed my life. I had long term, severe chronic pain and chronic health problems, which resulted in depression. It was terrible.

My sleep was poor, and I was constantly irritable and my relationships were affected.

Thanks to Judy, I found myself again. I have more energy, enthusiasm and vitality for my life. I am able to deal with situations and people with patience, calmness and far less irritability. My relationships with my husband and family are much better. I am sleeping better, which is a Godsend. I think more clearly and have more energy. I also learned new pain management techniques that are extremely effective. Those alone would have been worth seeing Judy for.

I am stronger, happier and more self-assured. I am actually excited about my future. I am fully engaged and participating in my own life again. It’s just nice to be me (again). What a gift Judy has.

C. A. - Kelowna, BC

Even though you might feel more challenged than others, it’s always possible to improve the quality and enjoyment of life.

You CAN achieve a greater sense of wellness.
You CAN be more at ease with your challenges.
You CAN be happy.

As your counsellor, I can help you get more from life than you thought possible when you are struggling with a health condition or disAbility.

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Living Successfully with a disAbility

Having a disAbility doesn’t have to steal your life.

Judy interacts with her clients in a highly respectful manner, helping them gain insight and develop skills to deal with their learning difficulties. She is a knowledgeable and dedicated professional. Clients felt supported and empowered. It was a pleasure working with such a consummate professional.

I highly recommend Judy to clients looking for a counseling therapist.

Dr. Peggy Barr

Retired Psychologist, Kelowna, BC

disAbility coaching and therapy helps you remove the barriers that prevent you from living your life more fully

As your counsellor, I can help you live your life with more ease and enjoyment.

If you have found your way to my therapy website, you’re likely having difficulty adjusting to the limitations that your disability has placed on you and your family.

Whether you are having problems with mobility, learning, memory, or a mental or psychological disAbility, as a therapist with expertise in this area, I can help.

I know that your disAbility causes many challenges… but by uncovering your strengths and unique abilities, you can reach your true potential.

disAbility counselling can be key to improving your life when you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Sadness, frustration, depression or anxiety; You’re struggling
  • Disempowerment; You feel helplessness, and perhaps even hopelessness.
  • Anger and fear; You don’t know what your future will look like.
  • Experiencing the traumatic effects of what happened; You’re grieving your loss.
  • Confusion; You’re trying to figure things out; You don’t know how to keep your ‘old’ life.
  • Isolation; You feel neglected and forgotten; people around you just don’t understand.
  • Feeling Stuck; You want more control of your life; you want to rise above the barriers you face.

Making changes in your life may seem overwhelming…

But step-by-step counselling can help you get to where you want to be.

Benefits of disAbility Coaching or Counselling:

  • Work with your strengths and abilities to get a career and life you want.
  • Remove barriers and reach your true potential.
  • Identify and work with your inner resources: strengths, abilities and interests.
  • Identify and work with your outer resources: accessing social, advocacy, educational and career resources.
  • Regain confidence in yourself and feel more connected to family, friends and your community.
  • Achieve a sense of empowerment, personal satisfaction, self-respect and peace in your life.
  • Discover how to best advocate for your needs and rights.
Conquer your obstacles.
Feel inspired.
Get more out of your life.

Why work with me as your therapist?

With over 25 years coaching and counselling experience helping people with health and disAbility challenges, I know what it takes to improve your quality of life. I’ve helped hundreds of people in the past, and that’s how I know I can help you too.

I am warm, compassionate and deeply committed about helping people with an illness or disability to enrich their lives.

My knowledge, skill and dedication in this area can give you the strength and skills to make your life the best it can be.

In our counselling or coaching sessions, I will assess your unique situation and desires, and together, we’ll work to create the life you want.

Working with me might include:

  • Personal counselling
  • Career counselling
  • Educational and resource planning
  • Identifying and accessing community funding and services
With my support, you can transform your life.

Here are your next steps:

  1. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation. We’ll discuss how I might help make your life the best it can be. There is no obligation to continue. You can reach me at (778) 821-4762, by email at Judy@JudyColpitts.com, or by using the button below to schedule your appointment online.
  2. Or, if you’ve already decided that I am the therapist for you, click the Book Online Now button below to make an appointment.

My therapy offices in Kelowna are fully accessible. I also offer Phone and Skype coaching and counselling.

I am available to national and international clients.

Feel Better, Live Better, Start Now


Don’t Let Your Illness Rob You of a Good Life

When you have a chronic health condition, counselling can help you and your family come to terms with your illness, manage it better, and feel more hopeful about the future.

After just a few sessions I have noticed a reduction in my irritability, cloudy thoughts and impatience. As an added bonus to working with the program, I have noticed that my chronic pain is slightly less, I am sleeping better, experiencing fewer cravings for high sugar or fatty foods resulting in a small weight loss and an overall sense of well being

C.M. Vernon

If you suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness, you are not alone.

Consider these facts:

  • 1 in 5 people are affected by chronic pain, an often debilitating condition.
  • 3 out of 5 people over the age of twenty live with a chronic disease.
  • 4 out of 5 people are at risk of having a chronic disease in the future.

With these statistics, it is not surprising that you, and so many people like you, are increasingly struggling in their lives, feeling discouraged and even hopeless at times…

The pain, stress and disability problems that chronic illness can cause, can leave you worrying if you will ever have a satisfying and fulfilling life.

I’d like to tell you that you CAN.

Counselling can help you if you feel some of the following:

  • You are in constant pain; You have trouble concentrating. You have difficulty carrying on your daily activities.
  • Stressed; You feel worried and anxious. You don’t know what is going to happen.
  • Discouraged or depressed; You have lost hope.
  • Lonely or isolated; You no longer have the ability to participate in your usual activities. You feel disconnected from others.
  • Exhausted and helpless; You can’t cope.
  • Worried about the future; How will you work or pay the bills? How will you go about your daily activities? Who will care for you if you can’t do it on your own?

You might not be able to change your condition, but therapy can help.

You CAN improve your quality of life and sense of well-being, while finding the best ways to manage chronic illness and pain.

Through therapy, you can:

  • Manage or reduce your symptoms of chronic illness and be better able to tolerate pain.
  • Have more control over your life and improve your sense of well-being.
  • Create more connection with others.
  • Expand your mindset about what is possible for you.
  • Manage your symptoms more effectively, and create strategies for a better life.
  • Discover your valuable inner resources; become more resilient and adapt more easily to challenges.
  • Improve your confidence as you overcome difficulties and better realize your strengths.
  • Manage “the system” with confidence and direction.
Therapy can be the best thing that you do this year.
It could turn your life around…
Move forward today.

Here’s why you may want to work with me:

I am a skilled therapist with over 25 years counselling experience providing support and therapy to those with health or disAbility challenges and their caregivers.

My deep commitment to helping people improve their quality of life is one of my strongest traits as a therapist.

I offer my knowledge, extensive coaching and therapy training, and compassion as we work together to find your unique path in creating a more satisfying and happier life.

Judy treats people with dignity and that is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about how she assisted our mutual students. When working with Judy we were able to develop a close and respectful approach that helped our students in otherwise stressful situations. What I liked best about working with Judy was that I knew when I referred students to her she would treat them with respect and that she would work hard to meet their individual needs.

Gail Smith

First Nations Student Coordinator, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

You don’t have to do this alone.

Are you ready to get started?

Call me or email me for a free 20 minute consultation. We’ll discuss how I might help make your life the best it can be. There is no obligation to continue. You can reach me at (778) 821-4762, or by email me at Judy@JudyColpitts.com to schedule your appointment.

Or, if you’ve already decided that I am the therapist for you, you can use the button below to book online now.

My therapy offices in Kelowna are fully accessible. I also offer Phone and Skype coaching and counselling.

I am available to national and international clients.

Feel Better, Live Better, Start Now

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Judy Colpitts Free Consultation

Call me or email me for a free 20 minute consultation. We’ll discuss how I might help make your life the best it can be. There is no obligation to continue.

You can reach me at
(778) 821-4762, or by emailing me to schedule your appointment.

Or, if you’ve already decided that I am the therapist for you, book your appointment now.

Low Cost Counselling

We also offer low cost therapy options.

Schedule your $50 session with UBC Master's level student interns, closely supervised by Judy. Call (778) 821-4762 to make an appointment.

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IT’S CONVENIENT, CONFIDENTIAL AND PROFESSIONAL.

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Find out how it can help you…

Distance Counseling Using Skype.

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