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Counselling Therapy

What is Counselling Therapy?

Counselling therapy uses the relationship between the therapist and client to create a comfortable and safe space to examine and explore feelings of distress the client may experience as a result of life’s unpredictable challenges. In my practice I use ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), Narrative Therapy, and Counselling Hypnotherapy to enable my clients to access their own knowledge and abilities to address those life challenges in ways that promote emotional and psychological resilience as well as personal growth.

Ruth Downie

Registered Counselling Therapist CAN. 


 Ruth is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Registered Therapists and has a Certified Canadian Counselling designation with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has 22 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the Canadian health care system.

  Ruth uses Narrative and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to provide counselling for clients who have received a life altering diagnosis such as cancer, are managing a chronic condition like Crohns or diabetes, or are experiencing a developmental transition like aging or menopause. Ruth is currently engaged in Hypnotherapy training to enhance her practice with these clients.

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