About Us

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to provide professional counselling to those in need at an affordable rate. Burden Bearers Counselling Society of Alberta was formed to provide an accountable non-profit umbrella agency that could allow academically qualified Christian counsellors to practice their clinical skills as part of a like-minded and supportive network.

We serve clients from all philosophies and walks of life without prejudice.

We have successfully served many clients for whom Christianity does not frame their personal perspective on life.

We believe the wisdom and compassion inherent in the Gospels is universally applicable and to be made available to all. Our approach to understanding human need is conditioned by a thoroughly

Christian worldview.

Our History

Hegge Iverson founded Burden Bearers in 1964, with the head office in Seattle and other affiliate offices throughout the state of Washington. ​

On May 1, 1974, the doors of the first Canadian counselling office were opened.  In 1995, there were fourteen centres in Alberta and B.C.​

On December 3, 2001, the Burden Bearers Counselling Society was formerly incorporated as a society under the Alberta Societies Act. In the following months Burden Bearers Counselling Society received Registered Charity status under the Income Tax Act, effective March 1, 2002.

Our Staff


 Julie Tunke


Pam Landry  


Mavis Lee