Meet Josh 

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

(Josh's pronouns are: he/him). 
 

Josh works with teenagers, young adults, adults, couples, and families. He aims to help clients reach their mental health goals with kindness, genuine compassion, and openness.

 

Josh works from a client-centred and trauma-informed approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, and somatic techniques.

 

He helps clients who are going through stressful life events, transitions, and relationship issues.

 

Josh specializes in treating anxiety, depression, complex trauma, chronic health issues, Obsessiveness and Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and GI issues (IBS and IBD).

 

He completed a Clinical Hypnotherapist Diploma with the Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy in 2012 and has done clinical research in the topics of mindfulness meditation at Fraser Health Authority, and emotion processing and GI diseases at UBC School of Medicine. 

Josh is a provider with ICBC. 

Josh Paulton

Education & Training:

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors  (#15328)

  • Master of Counselling – City University of Seattle

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology and Biology Concentration – Trinity Western University 

  • Gastroenterology Researcher - UBC Psychiatry & Gastroenterology

  • EMDR - B.C. School of Professional Psychology

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist Diploma with the Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy

  • Changeways Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression

  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety

  • Pain Foundations Course Series, Pain BC

  • Emotional Freedom Technique, Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy

  • Holotropic Breathwork, Stanislav Grof

  • Unconscious Exploration, Pain Control, and IBS Treatment, BC Clinical Hypnosis Society

  • Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers, UBC 

  • Gender-Affirming Primary Care, UBC 

  • International HIV Treatment as Prevention, United Nations

  • More than 150 Provincial Health Services Authority courses while a Clinician at Delta Mental Health, including: 

    • Self Management Strategies for Chronic Conditions

    • Smoking Cessation for Healthcare Professionals 

    • Sensory Interventions

    • Trauma & Resiliency Informed Practice

    • Violence Prevention and Gender-Based Violence