Ange Frymire, President, Richmond, BC
“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.”. Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
Ange Frymire (RTC, MBA) is a registered therapeutic counsellor, life coach and facilitator with Vocal Point Counselling & Communications. She spent 23 years volunteering with CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society), including being president of the Victoria society and the Vancouver Accreditation Chair, delivering webinars across Canada. Her commitment to community service across Canada resulted in multiple awards and citations, including the CPRS Canadian Mentor of the Year in 2011. After 30 years in business and post-secondary education, including seven years as a broadcaster and freelance writer, a foray into counselling in 2005 was so compelling that she finally stepped into her life’s passion.
I founded Vocal Point Communications in 1983, which specialized in public relations, communications, media relations, crisis communications, issues management, marketing, stakeholder investment, community engagement, event planning, branding, governance, life coaching and strategic development throughout Western Canada.
I consulted with clients in multiple disciplines, including politics, not-for-profits, retail, corporate businesses and individuals. I was also actively involved in my communities, sitting on multiple boards and committees.
In January 2005, I met a therapeutic coach with 20-plus years of counselling in transpersonal therapies. 2006 saw me as one of the volunteer team assistants for her workshops, working with participants’ addictions, illnesses, conflicts and relationship challenges. It was so fulfilling to help them to transform from depression and low esteem to places of self-acceptance, surrender and peace. I continued this volunteer work when I moved from Vancouver to Victoria in March 2006. In 2007, I began co-facilitating a bi-weekly circle and breathwork workshops, which continued until my return to Vancouver in 2009, when KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) hired me to teach Applied Communications to first-year and third-year students.
My formal training as a therapeutic counsellor started in 2016 with Clearmind International’s 3-year experiential, relational and transpersonal Counsellor Training program. After graduating in July 2019, I rebranded my business to Vocal Point Counselling & Communications, which serves counselling clients across Canada and the UK.
Client issues include addictions, anger, depression, mental-wellness, abuse, mindfulness, trauma and women’s issues. My services include transpersonal and psychodynamic therapies, life coaching and workshop facilitation.
I also sit on the FACTBC board of directors as the vice-chair of its Community Outreach & Liaison Committee, working with counselling leaders across Canada to pursue provincial regulation and development of the BC College of Counselling Therapists. I’m training with the Vancouver Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre as a Youth Educator Volunteer, to facilitate workshops on self-care and mental health in schools around Metro Vancouver.
Levels 1 & 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Externship
EFT Masters Workshop with ETF Founder Dr. Sue Johnson
Trauma Informed Training (Levels 1 & 2)
Byron Katie’s The Four Questions
Psych-K: Levels 1 & 2