How do we inhabit the stories we inherit?

~ Donna Haraway

A therapeutic conversation with Vancouver-based Narrative therapist Hilda Nanning helps you mobilize away from the problems in your way – and towards new stories that support preferred ways of living and relating.  Change occurs during women’s counselling sessions with Hilda and these changes are sustained over the long term.

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Welcome to Hilda Nanning Counselling


I have worked with Hilda in various contexts, including a mission in Rwanda to train social workers working with genocide survivor families. She is one of the brightest narrative counsellors of her generation. She is the most honest, congruent and ethical person I know.

Pierre Blanc-Sahnoun, la Fabrique Narrative

Hilda is a skilled leader and change champion. She has a deep understanding of how mental health consumers are systematically disenfranchised and she uses that knowledge to lead and drive change processes, authentically, engaging others every step of the way. People trust and value Hilda. I cannot speak highly enough of Hilda as a person who is completely committed to social change, and whose leadership is active and emphatic.

Lynn Jones, Coordinator, VRHB, Mental Health Housing, Rehabilitation and Consumer Initiatives, 2002

I woke up the morning with the feeling – for the first time ever – that I could choose how I felt that morning. Most mornings I wake up anxious and afraid. I had thought this was part of my story, some mystery thing hurting me that was a fact, instead I feel space and choice in my own body and that I can choose nourishment and ‘unwelcome’ fear’ – (I love that phrase, thank you). Thank you. Thanks for rooting for me in the wings. Thank you for the suggestions and questions to sit with, thank you for your generosity and compassion.

Client, Actress

John (alias) and I really enjoyed and appreciated our sessions with you, and even though things haven’t been perfect, they feel different and more stable, and we feel more connected than ever. I am so grateful for everything that you have helped me/us with Hilda, you have an incredible gift and I feel very lucky that I have you in my life to help me with the things that I find difficult to navigate. I have never felt so supported by someone before, in such a caring, non-judgemental way, and that alone has made a huge difference in my life.


Hilda Nanning is a gifted therapist. Through our work together she has displayed a genuine respect for me and a commitment to my well-being which is rarely found in the counselling field. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to make positive changes in their lives.

N, Client

THANK YOU HILDA! For helping me to locate my map that was lost in that fog of trauma and for guiding my way back to myself. The return of what was mine has become also about the reclamation of what is ours, as women and it has been more than restorative and beyond inspiring. I am very grateful, therapy sherpa lady. Thank you!


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You can use the form below to begin your booking process. If you have any questions about the therapy process before you seek counselling, please include them in your message. The information submitted in this form is confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of scheduling appointments at Hilda Nanning Counselling. Thank you, and we will be in touch.