Welcome

therapy sessionWelcome to Blaikie Psychotherapy.
I'm glad that you're here.  Even thinking about therapy and talking to a therapist requires courage. You took the first step.

People choose to talk to a therapist for different reasons—some specific:  coping with the death of a loved one, living with a life-threatening illness, losing a job or significant relationship, or the need to deal with anger or anxiety.   It can be a general dissatisfaction with life, a desire to solve a problem or discuss a life transition.

No matter the reason, you decided it’s time to seek help outside of your current circle of support.

The Importance of Finding “Your” Therapist

Studies have shown that the most important element leading to a successful counselling experience is the relationship between client and therapist.  Therefore, it's vital that you find a therapist you feel comfortable and safe with; that you feel will listen to your concerns and travel with you on your healing journey.

As a way of helping you to determine if I am the right therapist for you, I offer a free, 30-minute phone session.  During the call, we can talk about what is bringing you to therapy and how I may be able to help.  If you feel that working with me may be a good fit, then we can schedule our first session.

Spend time on this website, exploring the areas of concern that I may be able to help you with, my approach to counselling, blog posts and the specifics of taking part in therapy with me.  If you feel that the information in the posts may be helpful to others, feel free to pass them on. I post on a weekly basis, and you can subscribe so that you don’t miss a posting.

If you have any questions, please call me at (519) 404-6632; or email me at laurie@laurieblaikie.com.  You can also use the contact page on this site.

This free guided meditation can help manage your anxiety and depression.

Thanks for visiting Blaikie Psychotherapy and I wish you well in your search for healing.