I earned a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary after completing a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph. I am a registered member with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and have been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 2013. Since graduating, I have further developed my training in psychotherapy by attending workshops on therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness-based strategies, single session therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I am also trained in Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), a gentle and unique approach that utilizes visualization and breathing to release painful and stressful emotions and thoughts.
Outside of psychotherapy I belong to an improv comedy troupe where I get to perform as well as teach. Improv cultivates creativity and building something with your scene partner(s) through active listening and support. This strengthens my ability to bring the same level of creativity into the counselling room.
Life is a journey, and it is my belief that we are continually striving to grow and change in order to reach our goals. Most of the time we are able adapt to what life throws at us and move towards our intended direction, but sometimes we get stuck. Well developed patterns of thinking, feeling and interacting are no longer effective in navigating personal, professional and relational challenges. Typically, we are mostly unaware of these patterns, so we continually engage in them expecting different results. It is at this time we may begin to feel frustrated, anxious, depressed or unhappy. If you are seeking out additional help in navigating these experiences, psychotherapy is a great place to start.
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process
to explore and understand yourself more fully. Self-knowledge may help you
to engage authentically in more meaningful and fulfilling activities and relationships.
It is my goal to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to share your concerns and
interact in a therapeutic relationship. Through active listening and unconditional positive
regard, I strive to understand your unique perspective and work collaboratively with
you to facilitate your own personal growth. Focused reflection, education and skills training
are additional ways we’ll identify and change unhealthy or ineffective cognitive,
emotional or behavioural strategies or patterns.
Sessions are typically spaced once per week or once every two weeks to start.
As we move further in the process more time will be given to try out new
skills and strategies.
Please contact Kevin for an appointment at: http://www.attunepsychotherapylondon.ca/meet-kevin.html
I received my Masters degree in counselling from Western University in 1990 and I have worked in post-secondary settings since that time. I am a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
My approach is emotion focused and is grounded in psychodynamic and mindfulness based practises. During my thirty years as a therapist, I have read extensively and received further training and supervision in different applications and topics including : trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, gender identity and sexual orientation, chronic pain &illness, anxiety & depression & self-compassion.
I provide a safe non-judgemental space to support people as they share and explore their feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I take into consideration developmental, cultural, gender and social circumstances that shape and impact personal stories.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, caring environment that allows you to explore, understand and discover new ways of being in the world which will help you live more authentically, fully, compassionately and peacefully.
Please contact Joan for an appointment at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I earned my undergraduate, and graduate degree in Social Work at King’s University College at Western University. I have practiced in the areas of woman abuse, intimate partner violence, prostitution and the sex trade, and within the criminal justice system completing assessments of the criminally accused persons, and facilitating various psycho-educational groups. I have worked with and supported individuals facing issues such as but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, trauma and abuse, sexuality, gender identity and sexual assault. I have worked in both clinical and residential settings, and have provided both long-term and brief, change-oriented counselling.
I believe magic can happen in therapy, but therapy in of it self is not magic. For the magic to unfold, a therapeutic bond, a trusting relationship must exist between the therapist and the client.
I recognize we live in a fast paced society; sometime too fast that we do not have a moment to sit with our selves to process our thoughts and our feelings. Thus my approach to therapy is compassionate, calm and client-centered. I strive to create an environment that will allow clients to silence the outside world, the internalized voices within, and hear their own wisdom instead. I believe each person holds the capacity to create and live a fulfilling life, and I strive to help awaken this potential in clients while unpacking and repacking old wounds, pain, hurt and trauma.
I practice therapy primarily using the psychodynamic perspective and believe that many of the challenges we experience in our adult years stem from our early years and/or unresolved conflicts. I am also experienced in other theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, feminist theory, family systems theory and narrative therapy. I am also fluent in Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
I resonate with Eckhart Tolle when he says “you find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but realizing who you are at the deepest level.” It is my hope to help, to guide you to rediscovering who you are, to create, to re-invent who you want to be.
Please contact Natasha to arrange a session at: email@example.com
She is available on Thursday and Fridays from 5:30pm onwards and Saturday afternoons from 1pm.