About Us

Grigore Counselling's Founder Robert Grigore in front of logo

Welcome to Grigore Counselling & Associates

I’m glad you found us.

The Canadian Mental Health Association states that 50% of British Columbians will experience a form of mental illness by the time they’re 40 years old.

And while the World Health Organization states that 1/4 of the Earth’s population will struggle with a mental health condition, most will never seek help.

Which is really unfortunate. 

Because most professionals will continue living their “lie” (looking in control on the outside, but secretly struggling with feeling they’re “not enough,” “don’t belong,” or they’re “damaged” in some way on the inside). 

So we’re hired by people like you who are courageous enough to rewire their professional mind for Total Success, silence their inner criticism, and are ready to reclaim their life now…not in 6-12 months from now.

Bottomline: We turn “traditional therapy” on its head, so you can love what it’s like inside yours as fast as humanly possible.

We specialize in EMDR because...

Research and clinical experience determined EMDR is the shortest path to your results...


Already EMDR has been known to "speed up" therapy...we just supercharged it.


Extended sessions provide the option to accelerate results beyond what's normally possible.
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Your goals - not ours - are what's important to us...and that's what we align ourselves with.


We adopt and use the most advanced EMDR techniques to bring you to your goals.
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Most people are amazed by what can be accomplished with us.


We make sure to measure clinical outcomes in comparison to what your initial goals were.
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Areas of Focus (Individuals and Couples - 21 Years of Age +)

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Pain & Physical Health Conditions
  • Career Transitions
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Eating Disorders & Dysfunctional Eating
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • First-Responders
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissism & Other Personality Disorders
  • Negative Self-Esteem
  • Performance (Career / Sports / Entertainment)
  • Professional Burnout
  • PTSD & Complex PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse / Assault
  • Self-Sabotage (Substance Abuse or Unwanted Patterns of Behaviours)
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma (Overt & Covert)
  • Vicarious Traumatization

Robert Grigore MCP, RCC

Robert Grigore is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved EMDR Consultant by the EMDR International Association, Founder of Grigore Counselling & Associates, and the author of the book entitled: You Need Therapy. EMDR: Real People With Real Problems Getting Real Help.

He’s had the honour of transforming the lives of nearly 1000 individuals (most were professionals ranging from entry-level, to managers, to CEOs, to top secret celebrities).

He’s been interviewed in the media numerous times including by a 2-time Emmy-Award Winning Television Producer (who once worked for Oprah), TV interviews on Global News BC1, CTV, City TV’s The Marc & Mandy Show, The Local Connection, The Creating Mental Wealth TV Show, features in Amazon FireTV and Roku channel, as well as a host of radio and podcast interviews such as Sirius XM, and many more.

In addition to transforming lives at Grigore Counselling & Associates, Robert is a board member for two non-profit initiatives in the mental health space.

Robert is a cisgender male, and holds an LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.

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Areas of Focus (Individuals, Couples, Families - 13 Years of Age +)

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cross Cultural
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Generational Gap
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic & Other Personality Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Sabotage (Substance Abuse or Unwanted Patterns of Behaviours)
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Vicarious Traumatization
  • Women’s Issues

Inderjit Aujla MA, RCC

Inderjit is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a member of EMDR Canada and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Inderjit’s trauma-informed and eclectic approach to counselling is tailored to each client’s individual needs while she does everything in her power to help them reach their full potential.

Inderjit has worked in the helping profession for the last 25 years in a variety of positions with individuals, families, children, and youth, as a clinical counsellor, consultant, social worker, teacher, childcare provider, and a leader within a child protection agency serving Indigenous families.

Pulling from her wealth of knowledge, experience, and cultural background, Inderjit is dedicated to helping you break free from your life’s experiences and struggles that are holding you back.
Inderjit offers sessions in (English, Punjabi, and Hindi).

Inderjit is a cisgender female, and holds a LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.

Grigore Counselling Associate Lacey Poltorasky sitting by creek.

Areas of Focus (Individuals - 10 Years of Age +)

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Behavioural Struggles
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Child & Youth Mental Health
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Developmental Needs
  • Dissociation
  • Indigenous Peoples, Communities, & Contexts
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity & Self Discovery
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Vicarious Traumatization

Lacey Poltorasky MA, RCC, CCC

Lacey is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a member of EMDR Canada and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Lacey’s extensive training and experience with complex trauma as well as cultural, racial, and sexual orientations (LGBTQIA2S+), allows her to work with individuals regardless of their presenting issues from a place of deep respect, compassion, and understanding.

Lacey was born and raised in Northern BC, and is of Tahltan and Swiss descent. As such, Lacey brings a style that is both flexible and efficient to each of her sessions. She believes therapy is an opportunity for self-discovery, learning, finding your truth, and fully accepting yourself. And while there is no timeline on wellness (meaning it’s okay to slow down, take a breath, and fully embrace your journey), she is dedicated to resolving your issue as fast as possible. 

Lacey holds a LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.


Founder message

"In addition to EMDR, I attribute our clinical successes with transforming the lives of over a thousand individuals due in large part to our own experiences throughout life. We've each had many successes and we've each had many failures.

Personally, I survived childhood bullying, toxic masculinity, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in dysfunctional relationships, addictions, bankruptcy, suicidal ideation...

I've built a successful practice, for which I am extremely proud of, and I love my work each and every day. I am happily married with two beautiful children, and two furbabies. And through it all, I can confidently say...

Your legacy is not measured by how many dollars are in your bank account, how many awards are in your display case, or the assets you leave behind for your children, but by the amount of love you give to heal our world.”
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We are loved by our clients.

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Speed. precision. results.

Contact Us

19569 Fraser Hwy. Mailbox 469. Surrey, BC. V3S 6K7

(+1) 778-883-4819