I've been a counsellor in private practice since 2006. I provide marriage counselling, individual counselling and life-transition coaching with a strong Integrative Psychodynamic Humanistic Existential focus called Dialectic Therapy. For marriage counselling I specialize in break-up prevention and (re)integration. For individual counselling I specialize in counselling for depression, anxiety (Incl. stress and sleep), relationships and anger.
My approach is focused on fostering individuality, personal growth, rekindling passion for life by finding and celebrating each person's unique strengths and challenges while working towards integrative thought, mood and behaviour that are at the root of your challenges and distress. Through a gentle yet direct approach I facilitate personal discovery of deeply entrenched patterns and beliefs that are hindering your ability to appreciate life as it happens.
Using an integrated variety of modalities including when appropriate: didactic, dialectic, narrative, CBT, NLP, guided imagery, and Ericksonian techniques, clients see me for problems related to depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, fears, intimacy and relationship related issues. Overcoming the root causes that may be holding back your progress, move beyond coping and managing into near effortless embodiment of your new and more integrated Self without changing who you are as an essential person as you embark on your journey to wellness and fulfillment.
Over the last 20+ years, I have worked with a variety of clients and studied philosophy and psychology based on many theories and traditions, from symptom/results oriented approaches (such as CBT) via depth-psychology based approaches (such as Freud, Jung, Adler, Rogers) to spiritual and religious based approaches and traditions (such as Christian, Hindu, Islam, Buddhist and Taoist). I have spent much time weeding out the belief-oriented portions of these philosophies to create a results-oriented, logic-based approach that is easily integrated into the philosophy of our current times. (i.e. by people like you and me who were born in modern times and grew up with hybrid cars, iPhones, Swiffer commercials on HD-TVs and clever advertising that tells us to buy more while eating organic and recycling.)
Over time I created a modern-integrative approach to Interpersonal Counselling I called the Path Within® Program (buy the book: The Path Within). The Path Within® Program is a new way to work through a variety of life's challenges using a concise and logical approach, consistent with modern ideology, without 'peeling the onion' in endless therapy sessions. I have developed a unique and rapid approach to helping you re-connect to your life’s purpose and understanding and nurturing the relationships that influence your life using minimal intervention or regression - no needless reliving the past. As a faculty member with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), I teach in the techniques of facilitating change to audiences from all over the world.
In the area of Individual Counselling, I work with individuals for
In the area of Marriage and Family Counselling, I work with couples (and individuals) for
With a Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy and as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Life Coach, Master Hypnotherapist and Instructor, he created the Path Within® Program to "go beyond therapy" to facilitate Personal Development, self-discovery and living an Authentic Sovereign Life.
He has contributed in various ways to the Holistic community by researching methods to access the Mind-Body Connection (Neuroendocrinology) and create the Blueprint for Healing (S-Bridge®) and his refreshingly logical approach to breakthrough old programming and doctrine to accessing happiness and harmony in your personal reality (Path Within®Program)
Diploma Advanced Psychotherapy - S.A.C. Dip. (Adv. Psychotherapy)
Consulting Hypnotherapist (Certified Master) - MCH
Certified Life Coach - CLC
American University of Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP
Ontario Hypnosis Centre – Certified Instructor – CI
Global College of Natural Medicine – Nutritional Consultant - NC
Certified HypnoBirthing® HypnoFertility Practitioner
Parts Therapy Facilitator - Inner Conflict Resolution
Inner conflict resolution & Parts Therapy (Certified Master)
Sleep Cycles (Certified Master)
Pain Management (Certified)
Emergency (EMT) Hypnosis (Certified)
Fertility & Conception (m/f) (Certified & Published)
Male Performance (ED)
Relationship Healing (Family and Friends)
Ultimate Trance Depth (Deep Trance Meditation)
Healing Sounds (Pure Tone Crystal Bowls, Published)
Behavioral Studies (Body Language and Non-Verbal Behavior)
The Path Within®Program (Jan 23, 2015) (available from Amazon.com)
Mid Summer Dream: Pure Tone Quartz Crystal Trance Sound (CD and iTunes)
Using Hypnosis to Aid Fertility (Canadian Journal of Reproductive Health)
Mind and Body - Facilitating Change through Metaphor (Book-TBR and NGH Seminar)