Our Counselling Team


Tom Hetherington, MSW
Talking Helps Supervisor
Specialty areas: Individual/Couple/Family counselling, Addictions recovery and support, and group work.

Tom has more than thirty years of human service experience and received his BSW from the University of Victoria (1981) and his MSW from the University of BC (1992). Tom has been a street worker, foster home support worker, probation officer, child protection worker, family counselor, addiction specialist, and a child, youth and family program manager. Tom has a reputation for being a well-rounded, realistic and pragmatic counselor with specialized expertise in mental health and addiction issues.

Tom is a sessional instructor in the School of Social Work at the University of the Fraser Valley, teaches in the Justice Institute of BC and is a Core Addictions Practice trainer for Fraser Health. 

Tom does not currently see Talking Helps clients but is responsible for providing supervision, support and consultation to the Talking Helps team.


Heidi Furrer, MA
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Professional Membership:  BC Association of Clinical Counsellors


Gareth Llewellyn, MA Registered Clinical Counsellor

Adeline Yu, MSW, RSW Professional Membership: BC College of Social Workers
Cara Zaskow, MA, PhD
Registered Psychologist
Professional Membership: BC College of Psychologists

Adrienne Cossom, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Professional Membership: Board of Registration for Social Workers in BC

Anahita Oshidari, MA
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Professional Membership: BC Association of Clinical Counsellors