Dr. Lynleigh Immelman, Counselor, Kelowna, BC

Dr. Lynleigh Immelman

Dr. Lynleigh Immelman

CCPA, CPCA, Psychiatrist
Kelowna, BC
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Dr. Lynleigh Immelman Bio

Born in South Africa, I obtained my Medical Degree. I, then worked in Zululand as an Anaesthesiologist for 9 years. I unfortunately lived in South Africa in the "Apartheid" era. I left South Africa & moved to Oxford England. There, I worked in Anaesthesiology, at The Nuffield General Hospital for 4 years. Openings began to emerge in Canada in the late 1970's for Foreign Medical Graduates. I entered Canada through Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) in 1982. It was February & minus 28 degrees! Working as a G.P. Anaesthetist in the tiny town of Nipawin, 6 hours north of Saskatoon, I soon became at ease with the frigid cold & the hot summers. I loved the lakes & wildlife in this area. Learnt to Windsurf, a sport I followed for many, many years. Geese & ducks became my passion. I then turned to train as a Psychiatrist at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon). Completed my training in 1996. Moved to Victoria, British Columbia & worked at Student Health on the Campus of the University of British Columbia. I worked there for 10 years & then moved into Private Practise in Victoria, working in this capacity for 10 years. Initially I loved my work but became disillusioned with the lack of Psychosocial Support for my patients. I made an unprecedented switch to Counselling in 2015. Moved, with my Husband, to Kelowna B.C. Never been happier than in this profession. I have added Mental Illness Education for all that are interested. As well, in June of 2016, I will start to add Workshops on various topics to the occupation that I love. I am more content, as a Counsellor, than I have ever been in my academic career. I look forward to many more years in this Profession.

( Dr. Lynleigh Immelman, Counselor, Kelowna, BC ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Why did you choose your current profession?

"To give back" my knowledge & experience as a physician. To help decrease the Stigma of Mental Illness. To be there to help.

Who influenced your profession choice the most?

My Psychiatric patients & my Husband.


  • University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Canada.
    FRCPC (C) Psychiatry
    1992 - 1996
  • University of Witwatersrand South Africa
    1970 - 1976
    Medical Degree

Ratings for Dr. Lynleigh Immelman, Counselor, Kelowna, BC

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    All I hear from the previous patient's description is anger, and a slew of completely subjective & hostile personal views. Why did you not ask your Family Doctor or GP for a referral to a different Psychiatrist when you felt that you were not being treated in what you thought of at the time in your best possible interests? Who forced you to continue to book appointments if you were so poorly treated as you claim to be the case? Did you ever contact the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons with a formal complaint? If not, why not? No. Just a totally self absorbed and cowardly anonymous letter to no one in particular. No wonder excellent Psychiatrists are leaving the VIHA circus in droves? Good Luck.
    Submitted: August 06, 2018
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    Dr. Immelman treated me in Victoria. She is to be avoided at all costs! In Victoria she called herself the best psychiatrist treating bipolar. She ruled by fear and over drugged me. When I changed psychiatrists, I was correctly diagnosed and my meds were reduced considerably. Now that I am being treated for the proper diagnosis, I am doing considerably better. She is a bully, and provides treatment and councelling on her terms only.
    Submitted: August 10, 2017

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    Recognizing Depression and the Warning Signs of Suicide can be difficult, and that person needs professional help from health care providers such as psychiatrists, therapists and counsellors. For more information, speak with a Counselor in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Lynleigh Immelman.
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