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When we feel good about ourselves, our mental health,  and are able to cope with our lives’ challenges, we have a positive impact on our friends, family members, co-workers and anyone else we interact with.

Counselling Approach

My approach to therapy is strengths-based and multi-faceted. I draw on techniques from:

I believe that there is ‘more going right with a person than wrong’. We work together finding and exploring the strengths and supports that you already have as you work on the issues that brought you to therapy.

We work together to discover what technique(s) will work the best for you.  These techniques include:

  • dialogue
  • cognitive re-framing
  • awareness/mindfulness exercises
  • art
  • journal writing
  • role plays
  • recommended reading

I may ask you to consult with your doctor regarding treatments that could help with your challenges.  You have the right to refuse anything that I suggest.

Background

Laurie BlaikieAfter a career in administration, I returned to school and graduated with an MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy in 2012 from Wilfrid Laurier University.  I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#002501).

I have experience working with individuals and families cope with grief, chronic or terminal illness, relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, anger management, life transitions and stress.

My area of research has been working with individuals who are undergoing palliative care or have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, along with their partners and families.