Some of my specialities are working with clients who are experiencing relationship issues, grief, alcohol and drug, marital conflict, depression and anxiety, financial, separation and divorce issues . As well I do anger management and domestic violence counselling with both men and women.
Fees are based on a sliding scale according to household income. I also do Employee Assistance counselling and working with Victims of crime.
I have experience treating a wide range of concerns including: family of origin issues, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and addictions – both substance and process addictions such as sexual compulsivity. My graduate and undergraduate studies in neuroscience informs my work, it helps me see how the interaction between psychological, biological, and societal factors impact an individual’s experience and perception of the world.
You deserve a tailored, integrative approach suited to your needs. Together we will build a collaborative, therapeutic relationship to support you in creating the life you want.
Are you having trouble coping with depression, anxiety or worried about your drug and alcohol use, is life overwhelming you? Do you have concerns about your relationships with your partner or family. I create a safe space where we can explore issues at your own pace.
I believe my greatest asset is my ability is to empathize with people, enter into their world and help them feel valued and accepted. Research has shown that the right connection with a therapist who understands and accepts you can be a life changing experience
I have a passion for helping individuals struggling with addiction. I bring a unique perspective to healing journey that includes a holistic, individualized approach. Recovery is not a “one size fits all” process. I look forward to discovering what works for you and helping you take that journey through recovery with confidence and success.
I provide supportive, therapeutic interventions using a broad variety of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
I also use goal oriented and measurable techniques to help empower clients to accomplish their goals. I offer individual, couple and group sessions. I am also trained in various methodologies including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Addictions Counseling.
My clinical orientation is most impacted by my training as an EMDR therapist. I have completed EMDR basic training levels I and II. In addition, I am trained in using EMDR with substance abuse and compulsive behaviors as well as complex trauma and dissociation.
EMDR has been shown to be an effective therapy for panic attacks, grief performance anxiety, eating disorders, addiction , stress reduction and dissociation disorders. EMDR has been shown to be effective for children, teens and adults. Please call for a free consultation to explore more on how you can find hope and healing.
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.
You will learn new skills that will help you see yourself and the world differently and how to distinguish between situations you can change and those you cannot. Please specify preference in email for Halifax or Bedford office. First 30 minute initial consultation free.
working with diverse populations providing services in crisis management, family issues, acute mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, I have developed a unique sense for creating an environment that promotes positive change and growth for my clients. I am also a Certified Yoga and Ayurveda counselor.
I have a passion for working with adolescents & young families. Supporting them in this confusing time with everything from relationships issues, emotional abuse, alcohol and drug abuse , eating disorders and body image. Together we strive to make healthy emotional connections to others as well as a stronger sense of self