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Neelam Olk MC 
Owner, Registered Clinical Counsellor 

Welcome! My name is Neelam and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and owner of Life Wise Counselling. I completed my master’s in counselling at City University and I bring over 10 years of experience to my practice. I am a wife to my beloved partner of 18 years and a mom to 2 beautiful toddlers. I founded Life Wise Counselling to support individuals and couples who are ready for change, open to embarking on their healing journey.

My lived experience of witnessing severe mental health concerns in my personal and professional life has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of connection and compassion. Connection is a basic human need, necessary for cultivating growth. However, past wounds can show up in our relationships, making it difficult to embrace or reach out to loved ones.


Research shows that a strong therapeutic alliance based on respect and unconditional acceptance is imperative for positive outcomes in therapy. Using a strength based and holistic approach to suit your unique needs, I’m committed to creating an environment that allows you to explore your story in a way that is empowering and constructive. As your therapist, I will offer trauma informed and culturally responsive support to your healing journey.


Our ability to put ourselves first, make productive choices and feel confident is deeply impacted by our past emotional history. Living a life of health and wellness involves looking inward and rising above our past in a safe space of genuine acceptance.


Embarking on a journey of self-improvement and emotional well-being is a courageous step, and we are here to walk alongside you.

Contact Neelam

Neelam offers telephone, online and in-person counselling at our location in Burnaby, BC. 

Neelam currently has a waitlist of approximately 4 weeks for new clients. Please contact the clinic if you were referred to Neelam specifically.


Neelam is a wonderful person to talk to and to discuss current issues surrounding life. Through each session I've learned to be mindful of how I need communicate my needs, learn how to listen to another, and so that I could learn how to wisely grow into an adult.

A G | Past Client

Neelam is trust-worthy, non-judgmental, an excellent listener, proactive, and the list goes on. Neelam has an innate ability to connect with people and make them feel safe and comfortable. She is intelligent and well trained in several therapeutic modalities. I would not hesitate to refer her to my friends and clients for support with their mental health

Kiran Kang | Lawyer 

Neelam understands how to tailor the session to the needs of her client. She is understanding, a good listener and provides good feedback.

R S | Current Client 

Neelam is very knowledgeable in her field and understands everything I’m going through. After every session I feel better and I’m looking forward to my recovery with her help. Thanks Neelam!

R G | Past Client 

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