Registered Psychotherapist (Q), Canadian Certified Counsellor, MA, MC
Paul offers a safe space for both teenagers and adults who may be experiencing loss, anxiety, negative thoughts and behavioural patterns, or relational challenges. Paul’s strength-based, client-centred approach focuses on the individual’s abilities, capacities and skills to affect positive change and well-being. While Paul’s training includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and other common interventions, he also offers faith-based counselling.
Paul is married with three children, two cats and a dog. His hobbies include writing and performing music, strength training, running and listening to vinyl records.
Paul is currently accepting new clients through the Covey Wellness Centre in the Elmvale office or online.
For some people, counselling can be a scary thing - sitting across from a stranger, not knowing what to expect, and not entirely sure if they want to share their story. I get it. That was my experience when I first saw a counsellor years ago. But what I quickly learned is that counselling is simply a conversation between two people who are mutually devoted to achieving a common goal. And as a counsellor, it is my desire to give you a safe place to have that conversation, to hear your thoughts and emotions, to understand your story, and then to journey with you toward a place of mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
What you can expect...
When you sit down with me you can expect someone who is sincere and inviting, who is easy to laugh with, someone who is non-judgemental while also being curious about your personal values and beliefs. This curiosity will show up in lots of questions, establishing an understanding of who you are, your story, and then collaborating on what kind of outcomes you hope to achieve throughout therapy. It is this collaborative relationship that will remain central in our time together.
What I expect...
But this relationship is two-sided. It is important that you are open and honest about your reasons for being in therapy. It is important that you come to this relationship desiring change for yourself. I often liken therapy to riding in a car together. You (the client) are in the driver’s seat, and I will be in the passenger seat. You get to decide how fast or slow we go, whether we turn left or right, or just put the car in park. All the while, I’ll be in the passenger seat, with tools and resources that might help in the navigation. But ultimately you are in control of the journey toward change. But it is also important to know that sometimes change comes slowly; it requires patience and hard work that extends outside of our time together.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Anxiety and Stress
Crisis of Faith
Length of Session: 50 mins
Cost of Session: $140
Format: In Person or Online
Clientele: Individuals Ages 15+, Men & Women
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying, #12972)
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Master of Arts, (Counselling, Briercrest)
Doctorate (Liturgy, IWS)
Master of Arts (Religion, TNU)
Bachelor of Arts (Religion, NBC)