What is counselling?

Counselling, also called therapy or psychotherapy, is a specific kind of conversation. It involves:

  • A confidential and impartial exchange with a highly trained professional
  • A safe designated space for a pre-determined length of time at a frequency that meets your needs
  • An agreed upon fee and means of payment 

The conversation is based on your needs and aspirations which may change over time or even from session to session.  As your counsellor I am there to help you gain clarity and courage for the life you want to live.

When might you see a counsellor?  

  • If you are experiencing uncertainty and want to get ground back under your feet
  • If you need help sorting through your thoughts, feelings, needs and desires
  • If you are seeking to understand and gain relief from grief, loss and sorrow
  • If you are suffering the effects of trauma, stress, anxiety and emotional turbulence
  • If you are navigating a spiritual crisis
  • If you are working with addictive patterns
  • If you are healing from physical pain

How will Grace work with me?

  • My first interest is getting to know you while you get to know me and we begin the process of establishing a relationship of trust and safety 
  • I will listen with genuine curiosity and compassion to discern how we will proceed to build skills, awareness and a sense of personal agency
  • My therapeutic approaches include:
    • Solution Focused
    • Trauma Informed
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Mindfulness based strategies
    • Visualization and visual expression
    • Mindfully walking an outdoor labyrinth

Who does Grace work with?

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Groups

I look forward to meeting you and having a conversation.

Fees

Regular fee for a 60 minute counselling session is $85.  A sliding scale is available.

Your session may be covered by an Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EAP) and/or Group Health Benefits. Please check to see if your plan covers an RCT-C.

You may also be able to claim your counselling session as an expense on your income tax.  Please check with a tax office for details as each situation is individual.

Location

Grace has offices in Mahone Bay and Bridgewater, centrally located between Halifax and Liverpool.

See Grace’s counselling education & credentials

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