Tennis player since she was eight and was an instructor at a private club
Therapist in Training (MACP - Yorkville University)
BSc (Psychology), MSc (Health & Gerontology)
She / Her
Gillian's journey to becoming a counsellor began in her undergraduate years when she completed a degree in Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. During this time, she developed an interest in human behaviour; particularly what motivates us and what influences behaviour change. In 2001, she moved to Waterloo to complete her Master's in Health and Gerontology; focusing on aging, dementia, and life transitions from the perspective of the entire family circle.
Prior to returning to school to complete a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Gillian spent more than 15-years in healthcare working with, and advocating for, patients and families. Gillian has experience working in diverse sectors including; community care, long-term care, and acute care. She believes strongly in the right of each individual to be an integral part of their health care team; care is planned and delivered with the patient, not for the paitent. This philosophy of engagement has continued with her approach to counselling, where Gillian commits to a client-centered style, taking into consideration everyone's unique experiences, cultures, and beliefs.
Gillian will create a safe and supportive space for you to share your story, and work toward your goal. Gillian approaches each client with a trauma-informed and culturally responsive lens and draws from interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, and Personal-Centered.
As Gillian pursues her practicum placement at Anchoridge Counselling Services, she brings experience in working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, grief, and loss.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
Wednesday & Thursday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm