Thanks so much for taking the time to view this page.
Because you are here, chances are that you are experiencing some difficulties in your life. A major loss. A financial reversal. A broken relationship. A personal issue that seems to be almost overwhelming. I hope that I may be of help.
The reality is that I have been in the business of helping people find the answers they need for a long time. It's really been a calling of mine which saw me consider both medicine and ministry in my early years while growing up on our family dairy farm here in NB. Through a series of circumstances and situations, I completed a BA in Math and Stats at UNB, Fredericton, NB, a M.Div. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary, California. I was engaged in full-time ministry in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1981 until I took an early retirement at the end of 2007 to pursue a passion for counselling therapy. Over the years, I had become more and more interested in the work of counselling, pursued a certification program in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (2000), following which I earned a M.Ed. in Counselling from UNB, Fredericton, NB (2006). I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Although trained in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory which is foundational to my work, I use an eclectic approach in my therapeutic practice. Relationally, I use a Rogerian approach with my clients. I will meet you where you are and will respect, without judgement, your life situation, your beliefs, and your choices. I use elements of Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well. Recently, I have received intensive training in CBT by Dr. David Burns MD, author of Feeling Good, When Anxiety Attacks, and Feeling Good Together.
We will consider a model of our Total Behaviour which helps us understand that we can
our thoughts. If I consider the outcome I want and think and act in terms of reaching this outcome, rather than allowing my thoughts to be driven by my emotions and physiology, I will be able to reach the destination
rather than allowing myself to be driven in a direction I never intended to go. We will consider our needs, understanding that if my needs are not adequately met, I will work hard to meet them - and not always in healthy ways. There are always healthy ways to meet my needs; I just need to discover them!
I believe that, ultimately, we have the answers to our greatest challenges. It's just a matter of undertaking the journey of discovery to find them. I would be happy to act as your travelling companion, and occasionally your guide, as we undertake this journey together in my home office at 33 Crystal Lake Drive, Brookfield, NS or by telephone.
My wife, Margie, and I have been happily married since 1983. Our daughter, Emily, a graduate of Crandall University, and her husband, Joel, live in Shiloh, Manitoba, where he is posted with the Canadian Forces.
It's been good spending these minutes with you. Now, I'd be interested in hearing your story. If you think I might be of help to you, please be in touch. I'd be glad to hear from you.
Yours for Better Choices,
Dr. Brad Little ReachesTruro NS