Meet Annette

“It is never too late to become the person you are capable of being.”


Together we can create a new life story.

Rediscover Your Joy

Counselling can help you take steps towards your goals.

Counselling For Individuals, Families & Groups

Remember that true healing happens when we learn to love ourselves no matter where we are on our journey.

Welcome to Pure Insights

Counselling for Individuals, Families and Groups in Kelowna BC



My name is Annette Adkin. My experience as a counsellor in Kelowna and as a person has taught me that within each of us lies the courage, strength, resiliency, beauty and desire to be loved, and to be connected to ourselves and to others.


I am committed to supporting people to feel better and to notice positive changes. This will include helping you explore the patterns that underlie areas of dissatisfaction and difficulty. We will discover the source of those patterns in earlier experiences and work on them. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship to transform the ways in which you think, feel and behave and thus, create lasting and meaningful change. This can be a new chapter to your life story.


Counselling is about how to feel better.

What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? For over 25 years I have been helping people to find their way through hard times and feelings, so they can have warmer, richer lives and more satisfying relationships.

You may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, anxious, depressed or confused. Sometimes we find ourselves lost and unhappy. It can be a struggle to maintain authenticity, access our abilities and remember our strengths. During these times we need to be supported, encouraged and challenged to either get back to our true selves or to start to create a new, more rewarding life journey that activates all of who we were meant to be.



Annette Adkin is a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. Annette’s profile can be found here.

Annette is listed on the Theravive Counsellor Network. You can view her profile here.

Annette is registered as a verified counsellor with Psychology Today. You can view her profile here.

Annette is a Collaborative Youth and Family Counsellor for ARC Programs Ltd.

Annette has served as an addictions counsellor for Venture Academy.

Annette is a founding member of Bold Authentic Business women with Exceptional Standards: Babes in Business.


Treatment Approaches

Annette uses a variety of approaches in her work. These include:
  • Attachment Based Parenting
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Spirituality
  • Narrative
  • Psycho-educational
  • Eclectic (many years of practice)

Practice Areas



Substance Abuse
Child & Youth Counselling
Understanding and Managing Anger/ Feelings


  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Self-harm
  • Women's Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family of Origin
  • Attachment Based Parenting
  • Sexuality
  • Gambling
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Boundaries
  • Family Conflict
  • Domestic Violence


Children (6 to 10 yrs.)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13 yrs.)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
Elders (65+)



Gay Issues
Transgender Identity
Lesbian Issues
Bisexual Issues





Annette offers workshops on different topics. Here are some of the workshops she has offered to date. All presentations can be tailored to the needs of your Organization or Agency.
Counselling Training For Organizations & Agencies

Counselling Training For Organizations & Agencies

Attachment Based Parenting

Attachment Based Parenting

Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Understanding / Managing Anger

Understanding / Managing Anger

Addictive Family Systems

Addictive Family Systems


I have been working with Annette for a few months now. My family was concerned with my anger issues and I was frustrated with continuous conflict.

Annette helped me understand triggers, perception and to question why and what it really means. I now evaluate rather than react. My home is more peaceful and I feel closer to my wife and children.

I strongly recommend Annette Adkin.

More peace

Annette was an instrumental person in my life. I was struggling with an alcohol problem and had such low self esteem. She felt safe and I could talk with her about anything. I slowly started taking steps in my recovery and I stopped letting myself down. She believed in me when I had a hard time believing in myself. She helped me see things from my childhood that didn't help me cope and deal with my feelings. I learned ways to cope and I built a better support group. It wasn't easy and I fell down but managed to keep getting up. I now have my first year clean. Thank-you for everything!!

Struggled with alcohol and low self esteem

Annette has been very helpful to my kids and myself as a counsellor. She has many qualities which make her a natural at what she does. Her authentic, caring, kindness and compassionate ways when actively listening to our issues helped us to develop a trusting client/counsellor relationship which made us feel safe when discussing difficult issues and feelings. We always felt that our feelings were acknowledged with no judgement but with genuine care and concern for our well being! Thank-you Annette for all of your encouragement, support, knowledge and teaching that you have provided myself and my children. We are eternally grateful for all of your words of wisdom, patience with us and the practical tools you have given us to cope with life on life's terms.

Eternally grateful

Annette came and did a presentation / workshop for our Social Services Program. She was a clear and passionate speaker. She was well organized and used visual aids to enhance understanding of material and topics covered. She was very engaging and had the attention of everyone in the room!! The examples and stories she told really helped students grasp the material. I would have her back anytime!!

Cindy Korteland, Instructor at Vancouver College


How to Book

If you would like to book an appointment for my service call 250 878-7035 or use the form below.


Pure Insights Counselling Services is located in the Lower Mission, in beautiful Kelowna BC.

Appointments & Rates

Daytime, evenings and limited weekend appointments are available between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm.

My office is a home based office in Lower Mission, Kelowna, BC.

My fees are $105.00 per session and $120.00 for more than one person. Contact me to discuss student rates or large family / group rates.

Appointments are scheduled once a week or once every two weeks according to client needs, preferences and resources.

Payment is accepted by cash or cheque at the end of each session. A receipt will be provided if needed.

Missed appointments which are not cancelled by phone or email at least 24 hours in advance will be billed in full. If an appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, please provide as much notice as possible.

While most people choose in-person counselling, telephone counselling is available to individuals anywhere within Canada.

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