Welcome to Rainforest Counselling

Opening to Wellness

Let me be your guide in helping you open to the life force that exists within each of us. If I can do it, so can you!

My life has taught me that the best lessons are the ones I have known up close and personal. I have known the uncomfortable places of depression, control, blame, exhaustion, lack of fulfilment, desperation with myself and my relationships. These feelings and experiences which left me profoundly stuck and alone, have been instrumental in waking me up to my own process of self-discovery. The persistence and intensity of the discomfort knocked on my door and I finally answered, bravely stepping through daunting obstacles, fearing what I might find on the other side.

What I found surprised me. I stepped into my fear and found a woman of integrity, passion and heart; a woman who I always had a sense of but never acknowledged. I shudder to think where I would be in my life today if I hadn’t walked through those doors. I would never have guessed, that right there, in the middle of my ‘problems’ were pivotal tools for finding my freedom, deep love for life and a deep love for who I am.

Now my focus is to help you open and move through your doors, to discover your purpose, passion, vitality and to fully step into all of who you are.

“My mission is to highlight, broaden and enrich the resources within you, so you can fully connect, engage and function with passion and purpose in your life. I am determined to inspire this natural power of growth and greatness which resides in you.”


Lana Gowler, Registered and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

Helping You Open and Breakthrough

Combining the power of humour, heart, and directness, along with an approach based in compassion and accountability, I will support you to transform struggles and stuckness into opportunities for growth. What may feel like a breakdown is actually an opening for a breakthrough.

This is where fear turns to excitement, anxiety transforms into feeling alive, where ‘comfortable lives’ turn into passion and restrictions into freedom. You are capable of this change – this is growth, your natural wisdom!

Walking beside you and guiding you through this rewarding journey of uncovering the power of human nature – uniquely expressed through the magnificence of ‘YOU’, is something I look forward to!

I offer general counselling for anyone who wants to shift their pattern of struggle to experience freedom and growth.

As well, I am particularly drawn to helping people in the healthcare industry, people who are facing retirement and people going through other life transitions.

I am grateful to live and practice in Steelhead, ‘Mission’s Mountain Gem’. Rainforest Counselling is set at the base of a mountain, in a quaint cabin in the green lush, misty forest. Our seven acres of woods and gardens create a rich atmosphere of natural, quiet paradise to foster your growth.

Lana Gowler

Lana Gowler, Registered and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

“Lana does not judge. She listens. I was so thankful to meet Lana, and then call upon her for counselling during a difficult period in my life. She got to the heart of my issue, and empowered me with the confidence and skills I needed to move forward.

It has not been an easy road to do the messy work, but the emotional growth I have experienced due to Lana’s patience, warmth, and therapeutic insights, has made my mental health journey so worth it.”


“A big thank you for your skills! You are so easy to talk to, and I really felt heard by you. The sharing of your own personal stories made it easier to share my own. “


“Solid, caring and a big huge heart! Lana’s direct manner and sense of humor, combined with her obvious love of the work, helped me to trust again. She’s there and you know it.”

Group Counselling Client

“Lana has a down to earth quality that I find reassuring. Her warm humour, solid knowing, compassion and understanding helped provide me with the safety to face the dragons and the vision to open the door to new perspectives and a life of balance and new possibility.”

Individual Client

James Motherwell, Rainforest Counselling Associate

James Motherwell, Associate Counsellor, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor