Built on a foundation of trust, creativity,and collaboration, 

the therapeutic relationship fosters a rich unfolding of possibility 

in assisting clients achieve their goals.           


About Patti Anderson Sumida

I am a registered clinical counsellor with a Master's degree in Human and Social Development. I have also completed a two-year certificate program in Family Systems Therapy. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience working with adults, couples, children, adolescents and families throughout

British Columbia, including North Saanich and Sidney.


In 1990, I founded Breaking Ground Counselling and Consulting Services. It was my way of helping anyone in need of counselling and consulting services create positive, lasting change in their lives.



Patti Anderson Sumida

Hello and welcome to my website. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master's degree in Human and Social Development. I have also completed a two-year training program in the theory and practice of Family Systems Therapy which provides a strong foundation for creating positive, lasting change in the lives of my clients.  Assisting individuals reach or return  to a state in which they are flourishing in their lives and relationships is my passion and my life's work.

My counselling practice is located on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, British Columbia.  I am an experienced clinician, having worked successfully with individual adults, couples, adolescents, children and families on a wide range of topics for more than 25 years. One of my primary goals in working with clients is to assist them in identifying, creating and sustaining the desired changes they envision for their lives.

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