Counselling Services

I accept referrals for Clinical Counselling services, including Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Intervention, from a variety of government and private agencies. I also provide these services to  private individuals who may or may not be referred by their physician. I accept a wide variety of 3rd party plans as well as private billing. Please contact me regarding rates for the services you require.

Couples Counselling

Are you having trouble with your relationship? Is there a big issue like infidelity or lack of trust, or are you feeling as though you have grown apart after years of putting the children first?

Couples Counselling can help you both gain insight into what is not working  and why.  I can help you understand the dynamics of your relationship and pinpoint areas of conflict.

Then I can help you work together in a safe environment of mutual respect,  to improve communication and resolve conflicts.   Couples who try counselling very often can get their relationship back on track, and renew that ‘spark’ that has faded away over the years.

Depression, Trauma and Anxiety

Are you suffering from depression?  Have you ended a relationship, or become unemployed? Are you caring for aging parents? Are you feeling overwhelmed at home or work? Is there  an event in your past that you haven’t quite got over yet?

Are you holding back from doing the things you want to do because of anxiety, fear of failure, feelings of guilt or low self-esteem? Is there a little voice whispering in the background saying, “You’re not good enough?”  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you move forward with confidence, identify the times when your negative thoughts are taking over and give you specific tools to redirect those thoughts to more positive and realistic statements.

Addictions Counselling

Are you (or a member of your family) struggling with alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs? I  can help you to ….

Did you grow up in a family with one or more alcoholic parents? Adult Children of Alcoholic (ACOA) experience very specific, typical traumas that can affect the way you feel about yourself and make it difficult for you to lead a normal adult life.  I can help you see how the alcoholic parent’s behaviors affected you and how you coped with the situation as you grew up.  Finally, we can work through the issues you have as the adult child of an alcoholic, allowing you to move on by putting the past to rest and looking forward to the future.

Grief and Loss

Have you lost a loved one recently?

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Intervention

Have you recently been in a traumatic situation like a car accident, or been a victim of crime?  Have you experienced domestic violence? Critical Incident Stress Debriefing can help you work through the incident, deal with your emotions and move on to recovery.

I have advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and am on contract to a number of agencies to provide these services.

 

Types of Counselling
  • Couples Counselling
  • Individual
  • Family
Issues Addressed
  • Mental Health
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
  • Relationship
    • Communication
    • Conflict
    • Intimacy
  • Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
Benefits of Counselling
  • Confidential, individualized approach
  • Provides a sense of relief and hope
  • Opportunity to be heard and supported
  • Free of judgement or criticism
  • Provides direction, empowerment
Counselling Techniques
  • Client Centered & Solution Focused Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy