Paul Rypkema

Paul Rypkema received his BA from Simon Fraser University in 1986. In 2000, he received his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Phoenix. He has a Sexual Abuse Counselling Certificate from the Justice Institute and received a Mediation Certificate from the Justice Institute in 2009. He is a registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and is certified with Family Mediation Canada. He is also registered with the British Columbia Parenting Coordinators Society.

Paul has been a counsellor with Families and Youth in Surrey and Langley since 1983. In 1994 he formed a youth counselling agency and as Executive Director provided clinical supervision, staff training, and community development for programs provided under contract to the Ministry of Children and Family Development. (MCFD).

In 2009 he began teaching Basic Counselling and Youth Perspective courses at Vancouver Vocational College.

In 2009, Paul completed his Mediation Certification and registered with Family Mediation Canada and in 2013 completed his training for Parenting Coordinator and registered with The BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society.

In 2013, Paul trained with Dr. Kathleen Reay and began providing aftercare for the Family Reflections and Reunification Program, dealing with Parental Alienation.

In 2010 he formed Whole Life Counselling and Mediation Services with his wife and partner to provide a wide range of counselling and mediation services. These include individual and couples counselling.

Paul also provides Family Mediation services including;

  • Separation/Divorce, Family conflict. (Parent/Teen, Elder disputes)
  • Wills/Estates negotiations/disputes
  • Workplace conflict. (Employer/Employee, Employee/Employee)
  • Contract negotiations/disputes
  • Partnership conflicts
  • Family Reunification counselling and Parental Alienation services
  • Parenting Coordinator services

Whole Life Counselling and Mediation Services also provides workshops in Anger Management, Marriage Preparation, and Marriage Enhancement.

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Practice Areas:

  • Separation/Divorce, Family conflict. (Parent/Teen, Elder disputes)
  • Wills/Estates negotiations/disputes
  • Workplace conflict. (Employer/Employee, Employee/Employee)
  • Contract negotiations/disputes
  • Partnership conflicts
  • Family Reunification counselling and Parental Alienation services
  • Parenting Coordinator services

Education:

  • BA from Simon Fraser University, 1986
  • Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix, 2000
  • Sexual Abuse Counselling Certificate from the Justice Institute, 2009
  • Mediation Certificate from the Justice Institute, 2009
  • Parenting Coordinator Training, 2013