Liesel has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Diploma for Professional Counselling. She is a Registered Pscychotherapist regulated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is also a Registered Professional Counsellor, a member in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association. Liesel is designated as a Master Practitioner in Counselling Psychology. She does clinical supervision for interns who are wanting to become Registered Professional Counsellors. Liesel is Ontario's National Director for the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
Liesel has been married for 31 years and have two grown up daughters and son. She currently provides her services in the greater Ottawa area. For clients in any other parts of the world, Liesel provides e-counselling via internet and telephone.
You don't have to be miserable in life. You do have a choice...
Sometimes, it feels like you are in a dark and lonely place and this is one way back…
Counselling can help you make life work for you!
In therapy, I will work with you…
-to discover why you are feeling miserable
-to identify the causes of your unwanted feelings
-to become familiar with what to change to feel calm and happier feelings
-to know how to change the old habits of your mind that has been causing you to spiral down
-to explore other ways of thinking about your difficult circumstances
-to put you in touch with a different way of knowing yourself and the world around you
-to notice small beauties and pleasures around you that bring you joy
-to be patient with yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time
-to be kind to yourself and avoid driving yourself to meet impossible goals
-to stop judging yourself and just calmly accepting that no one is perfect
-to help you realize that even if you don't have full control over "life", you still have full control over how you feel about "life"
-to show you how to do all of the above
No one taught you how to feel calm and happy, so I am very appreciative that you are making the first step of exploring the possibility of working towards a goal to feel better about life and making life work for you. I do have extensive experience, knowledge and training in providing counselling to people who have struggled with their pain. They are determined to find a way to answer the question, how can I make life work for me? How do I stop hurting?
I meet with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, adults, and elderlies on a wide range of issues such as
stress, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and grief, behavioural problems, fear and much more. Through our therapeutic relationship I will assist you in moving forward towards your goals in therapy. I ensure that you are feeling safe and supported in your struggles with life. I strive to make you do that extra step towards resolution of your difficulties and show you how to.
My predominant approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I make the effort of integrating other psychological approaches to meet your individual goals in therapy.
You will heal and grow to become the person that you would like to be. You empower yourself with the experience that you are in control of you…and that is what you have full control of…you
When you are ready to meet with me…
You are ready to move out of your misery into feeling the way you truly want to feel. When my approach and background fit what you are looking for, please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment.
When you want to know more…
Feel free to contact me to ask me questions.
All counselling sessions are conducted with respect for client confidentiality and privacy
Discover that you are already free..."
Please contact Liesel to book your initial session.