What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a Controlled Act put into force to protect the public to ensure safe and ethical services. Psychotherapy became a Controlled Act in Ontario in December 2017.
Psychotherapy is defined by " Treating by means of psychotherapy technique, delivered through a therapeutic relationship, an individual's disorder of thought, cognition, mood, emotional regulation, perception or member that may seriously impair the individual's judgment, insight, behaviours, communication or social functioning."
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I adhere to the Code of Ethics put in place by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Counselling is the term that other provinces may use if they have not yet put the Controlled Act in place. I belong to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) which supports the professionals in providing mental health services to Canadians.
How does the process work?
Working with me will begin by getting to know whom you are as an individual by gathering information about your past and current situation. Following this assessment, we will work collaboratively by establishing attainable goals and making moves towards reaching them. Please refer to "About" for further information on my approach to Psychotherapy.
I offer virtual or In person services (Barrhaven, ON)
I work with clients over the age of eighteen years old
- Emotion Exploration
- Relationship difficulties/ Attachment
- Life Transitions
- Motivation / Meaning-making
- Self Discovery/ Esteem/ Inner Criticism
"We cannot change what happens to us, but we can change how we organize and relate to these things"