Colleen Fava, RPQ, BA, Second Degree Reiki

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Hello, my name is Colleen Fava and I am happy that you found me. I offer counselling, psychotherapy and reiki services to:
My office is located in Guelph, Ontario. I also offer in-home, telephone and online sessions. 
With a mindfulness-based approach, my hope is to help my clients through their challenges by empowering them to look within to uncover answers that best reflect their needs.
I use a variety of tools depending on what fits best for the individual. The list below is a sampling of tools that may help. However, the steps are ultimately up to my clients. Often it is a combination of the tools listed below that are most effective:
*talk therapy (cognitive behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy)
*experiential therapy (including body psychotherapy, mindfulness, meditation, visualization, dream work and art therapy)
*energy work (including reiki, sound therapy and chakra work)
Some emotions that I assist clients in working through include: anger, sadness, grief and loss.
With life situations that may bring about the above emotions such as: relationships, transitions (i.e. divorce) and loss (i.e. death of a loved one or loss of a job) are all issues I may assist with.
I also work with depression, anxiety and addictions and other problems that are getting in the way.
All with the ultimate intention of making space for happiness and my clients’ specific life goals.
Education and Training:
*Spiritual Psychotherapy: Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training
*Spiritual Direction: Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training  
*Bachelor of Arts: The University of Western Ontario
*Second Degree Reiki
*Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses
I have been practising counselling and psychotherapy since January 2015 and am a registered member with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and Spiritual Directors International.
A second degree reiki practitioner, I volunteered with Hospice Toronto from 2006 to 2011, where I was partnered with children to provide support while their parents/caregivers were dying. I also worked with individuals who were terminally ill and dying who needed assistance with their physical and emotional needs.
Passionate about working with the dying and their families and friends, I believe we can do a better job in North America when it comes to honouring our loved ones while they are transitioning as well as supporting ourselves/their caregivers in grieving.
I also volunteered at the Wellbeing Initiative in Downtown Toronto which supported those struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues.
Prior to this work, I had a stressful corporate position and understand the challenges of finding balance in this type of environment. 
Contact me for your initial consultation. Looking forward to connecting soon. 

Colleen Fava Reaches

Guelph ON