Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, or lack of self-esteem? Would you like to enjoy life and improve your relationships? If any of these are true for you, you are not alone, and have come to the right place.
Counselling can help you to:
Live without Depression
Manage Stress and Learn Coping Skills
Improve Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence & Communications Skills
Change Alcohol and Substance Abuse Patterns & Addictions
Work through Past or Present Abuse Issues
Work through Grief and Loss
These are some of the most common issues that people come to my counselling practice for.
I am skilled, effective, trained and experienced in providing support and treatment to move through and overcome these issues.
I have a wide variety of training and Professional Development and 25 years experience. I have worked in outpatient psychiatry, family counselling centres, community work, addictions treatment and clinical counselling services in the community and in private practice. I have facilitated group programs for depression, anxiety, addictions and parenting.
I started early in my career as a Child and Youth Worker (CYW), helping children and teens with emotional and behavioural problems as well as parents facing challenging behavior from their children to better manage. I went on to get a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Ryerson University and a Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Toronto specializing in clinical counselling with individuals, couples and groups.
I use a wide variety of treatment approaches, most often drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. However, I use a combination of approaches to best suit the client, their needs and situation. I also have had personal experience with mental health issues which has increased my compassion and effectiveness in my professional work and I have consistently received positive feedback from my clients regarding the help and support I have offered helping to create positive change in their lives. I provide confidential counselling in a comfortable, warm and inviting space.
I am a Registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers. My fees are $90.00 an hour and I have a sliding fee scale available for students and those on a fixed or limited income. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, bank e-transfer, Pay Pal, Visa and MasterCard. Registered Social Workers are covered under many health insurance plans (I am an approved provider with a number of different plans) as well as Employee Assistance Plans. Registered Social Work services can also be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. Check with you insurance provider about your coverage.
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can be of help with the areas of concern in your life.
Lauralea Lloyd ReachesBrantford ON