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A coach is an ally who comes along side to support, clarify, facilitate and champion. This relational work is situational, specific, and strategic and defined by your goals.

Come build your personal & professional leadership development and clear the path to the nourishing, connected, and vibrant life you want to live. 


A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Galen Hutcheson
 Everyone needs some help
along the way. 

In a world where humans are encouraged to do more and attune less, finding the time, space and direction individually or organizationally to manage change, focus on empowering relationships and defining goals can be increasingly difficult. 


In individual work I use a combination of evidence-based approaches via talk, art and somatic therapeutic and coaching practices, and together we centre your reflection, hopes, planning, and map out clear actions grounded in your values and heart.  

In your organization I draw on systems theory, organizational psychology, and ground strategic plans and board development in data driven strength based network leadership. We work together in a person centred relational model with the understanding that organizations are human systems.  

Galen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist, leadership development specialist, certified coach, teacher, workshop facilitator and yoga teacher living in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Galen has worked with individuals and teams in one-on-one and in group settings in schools, community health organizations, correctional facilities, businesses and counselling centres for more than 20 years. With an MA in leadership and learning, Galen has worked with advocates and organizers to communicate the value and necessity of equitable access to art education as a predictor of wellness, empathy and positive mental health outcomes.


In addition to her own practice, Galen is an Associate Faculty Member for the MEd in School Counselling at City University and works with clients, Early Childhood Educators and teachers to bring relational, resiliency informed, compassion focused, and inclusive learning, teaching and art practices and principles into organizations, classrooms and communities.


Galen is an integrationist who works at the intersection of psychotherapy, contemplative practice and neuroscience via an eclectic practice. The way we work together is collaborative and customized, informed by developmental attachment & family systems theory, compassion focused and mindfulness practices, systems theory, and accelerated experiential dynamic processing (AEDP). Galen is a lifelong learner grounded in the neurobiology of wellness and is continually adding layers of specialized training including the following therapeutic modalities all grounded in a feminist trauma and resiliency informed practice: Relational and Body-Centred Practices, Somatic Awareness, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Practice, Polyvagal Theory, Person Centred Theoretical Application, Intersectional Theories of Oppression, the Neuroscience of wellness and behaviour change, Positive Neuroplasticity, Social Emotional Learning Theory, AEDP (Level2) and a  Sensory Motor Art Therapy Approach to Bilateral Body Mapping. 


Whether it is personal or professional change, strategic visioning, individual and group counselling & coaching work, organizational culture shifts or conflict resolution, come connect with me.


I'll help you get there from here, one breath at a time. 

To book a free 20 minute consultation with Galen please email:


As an uninvited guest and  settler and in the ongoing process of reconciliation and active decolonization I recognize with gratitude that I inhabit, work and learn via the land, water and air of the traditional, ancestral, and stolen territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I realize that this acknowledgement is only a small part of cultivating strong relationships with the First Peoples of Canada; but it is a necessary step, and we need to continue the learning process.