Strong Counselling offers low cost counselling online via video conference. These sessions are available with our counselling interns who are in the process of completing their Masters in Counselling. Our interns are highly skilled and have all the training needed to support you through whatever challenges you bring to therapy.
The interns who complete their practicums at Strong Counselling are generally with us for 9-12 months and will be available for weekly or bi-weekly sessions throughout their time at Strong Counselling.
During their time at Strong Counselling they will receive supervision from a seasoned counsellor who is trained to supervise counselling interns.
If you are interested in low cost counselling please have a look at their bios below and fill out our contact form, once completed they will reach out to you to set up a free 15 minute video consultation.
All interns are student members and insured through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. At this time counselling sessions with our interns cost $65+gst for a 50 minute session and $95+gst for an 80 minute session.
With over 15 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counselling and case management, I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I have helped clients address mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, caregiver fatigue, and work-related stress, as well as, navigate life transitions such as career changes, parenting, and retirement. In my counselling internship practice, I also have experience working with individuals with neurodivergence including ADD, ADHD, and ASD.
My approach to counselling is centered around providing confidential, non-judgmental services that foster self-growth, reflection, and acceptance. I believe in client-directed therapy, which encourages accountability, and strengthens the client-counsellor relationship. My ultimate goal is to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their inner selves, gain new insights, and develop effective strategies to improve their overall well-being.
The clients I’m most passionate about working with are those in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, parents, caregivers, individuals experiencing work-related stress, and those going through life transitions."
One of the most exciting aspects of life is that it is always changing, yet this can also be one of our biggest challenges. Change can be difficult as it can cause stress, uncertainty and confusion. It can make us question ourselves and others and may overwhelm us into inaction.
I believe that having someone to talk to who will listen and guide you through these tough times is so helpful. I have gone through many phases in my own life and have found counselling very useful in helping me figure out for myself why I might be experiencing various emotions and how I might want to proceed.
I am grateful to be able to be that person for my clients. I will meet you at whatever phase you are at and know that I am able to provide a non-judgmental space for you to bring whatever it is you need to talk about. We will work collaboratively at your own pace in a safe and comfortable manner.
I welcome any issues that you bring. I am especially passionate about working with self-esteem, life transitions, anxiety and grief and loss. I look forward to answering any questions you may have in our fifteen-minute consultation. Choosing a counsellor can be daunting but worth the effort as the relationship is so important.
***Marnie will be available for virtual sessions Monday between 4:00pm-8:00pm, as well as Wednesdays from 10:00am-8:00pm ***
Justine has completed her internship, and will be accepting new clients at Strong Counselling as an associate Sept 1st, 2023
I believe that life is beautifully messy. Everyone’s story is unique and is filled with changes and obstacles that are often overwhelming. I first experienced the magic of therapy 10 years ago and it strengthened my relationship with myself, my family, and my friends. It helped me set healthy boundaries and have more compassion towards myself and others.
I passionately believe that everyone deserves to feel that they are validated and supported. I strive to work with you towards feeling empowered to create change in your own life. I am an empathetic and active listener, and I am often described as someone people feel like they have known for years.
As every client is unique, we’ll build a way of working together that is centered on your approach to how you experience the world.
Whether you’re bringing concerns related to maternal health, anxiety, or the relationship you have with yourself or others, I hope to create a space for you that becomes a part of your healing journey.
The client concerns I’m most passionate about helping with include: perinatal and postpartum periods, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, self-worth, body image, disordered eating, sexual/sexuality challenges.
*Justine will be Available for virtual sessions Monday from 9:00am-8:00pm and Wednesday from 9:00am-1:00pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm.
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