Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Gilleta provides both brief therapy and long-term depth psychotherapy, integrating evidenced-based techniques in a sensitive manner that fits with where clients are in the change process. Her primary therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic. Dr. Gilleta works with adult clients on an individual basis.
I have completed extensive certificate training in the area of Play Therapy and enjoy working with children and adolescents and their families. For children, play is their natural form of communication. I have also completed training in the area of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and find working with couples very rewarding.
My practice is influenced by: Client Centered Therapy, Humanistic models, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Emotionally Focused Therapies and Play Therapy.
I have a masters in counselling psychology, am a practitioner of play and arts therapies. I’ve worked in mediation with divorcing and transitioning families. I hold a Phd in narrative approaches with chronically ill populations and grief, including HIV. I use experiential technique, paying attention to how change is a mind and body process.
I practice using a combination of talk therapy and experiential/creative arts approaches. My work with children usually includes art making and play.
Lesley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and member in good standing with the BCACC. Lesley’s training and education includes a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University.
She has completed additional programs in the areas of grief and bereavement counselling, mental health first aid, spiritual care, suicide intervention and applied behavioral analysis.