Welcome to MiddlePeace Counselling
MiddlePeace counselling Clinic offers numerous culturally sensitive and trauma-informed based programs. We do appreciate and recognize the many ways people could be impacted by any sort of trauma.
- Individual Clinical Counselling (based on appointments)
- Family therapy (based on appointments)
- Couple therapy (based on appointments)
- Support group for parents with children affected by autism (seasonal)
- Effective Parenting Group for all parents (biweekly)
- Stress Management and Anger Management Webinars (already being offered)
- Brain Empowering and Mindfulness Webinars (
- Support group for Youth (seasonal)
- Support group for Caregivers dealing with physical or mental health issues of their loved ones (seasonal)
- Grief and Loss Support Groups (seasonal).
Who We Are
Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker
Since 1994 (in Sweden – Stockholm), Poran has held several multidisciplinary positions as a social worker, victim support worker, family therapist, and clinical counsellor. Since 2001 (In Canada- Vancouver) Poran has been serving individuals, families, couples, and groups through the clinical and psycho-educational work she uses in her practice. Poran has worked for Government agencies, non-profit associations, and her private clinical counselling office. Currently she runs her private practice while she works as a Group therapist and associate therapist at the Vancouver General Hospital. Poran has a professional background and extensive training in the field of Counselling Psychology and she is trauma based. Upon graduating from Adler’s School of Professional Counselling in 2008, Poran founded GV Counselling and Education Society, following her long-time passion for providing quality mental health care services to Farsi Speaking communities. Poran offers clinical supervision to professionals in her community. In addition, Poran is an associate therapist for British Columbia Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse since 2004. Poran’s clinical orientation is mainly trauma and PTSD. She works with survivors of sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, stress, and grief and loss. She is two times Award Recipient from B.C. Association Clinical Counsellors (2011 and 2014), and Award Recipient from West Vancouver Community Awards for Health, Wellness and Activity (2014). Working towards inner peace requires hard work- involving facing our internal fears, weaknesses, and emotional turbulence.
Co-Founder and Director of OperationSamira Gholami has a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (2016). Samira has a vast interest and knowledge in psychology that makes her an outstanding contributor to the projects that our team is leading. Samira started as an intern and volunteer in 2016 with G. V. Counselling, a Society that Poran Poregbal was the Executive Director for. In 2017 Samira successfully completed a six-month-long Train the Trainer program that helped her to act as a Co-leader and Group Facilitator for the next groups. Samira continued her cooperation with Poran Poregbal after the start of the Middlepeace Counselling ins 2018. Samira is leading several psychoeducational programs for the Farsi and English speaking community. In addition, Samira is the leader of our program design and service delivery. Samira is adding to her knowledge and skills in working with Autistic Children as she is currently working as Behavioural Interventionist as well as working as a Family Support Worker. Samira provides family counselling and she is also pursuing her master’s degree in Psychology.
Program and Operation ManagerAnahita Kaviani D. got her M.A. degree in Education (major), Social Psychology and New German Literature in 2006 from the Ruhr-University in Bochum (Germany). After graduation, she has worked and volunteered in different fields till present. Her start was with the YMCA Youth café in Germany, which she co- facilitated and after moving to Canada (Vancouver) in 2008, she started to volunteer in Collingwood Neighborhood House in 2010 and since 2011, she is working in different Programs, e.g. Infant/Toddlers, Preschool, After School Care Programs to mention a few. Anahita has her Responsible Adult Certificate and she also participated in Professional Development Days that were offered. In addition, Anahita attended a Work Ready Program and volunteered in different areas, e.g. as Ambassador in Surrey City Hall, as Front Desk Person in Richmond Multicultural Community Services Centre and amongst many other things, Anahita Kaviani D. volunteered also in G.V. Counselling and Education Program in 2016 which also was the start of the co-work with Mrs. Poran Poregbal (Middlepeace Counselling) till present.