Dave Robinson, MA. Counselling Psychology

Dave Robinson View Specialties

  • Men's Counsellor , Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • Exhibition Park , Guelph, Ontario, N1H 4R6
  • Phone: 548-483-6711
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  • Session Fees: $150. + HST / 50 min session
  • shift-counselling.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



Hi, I'm Dave.
 
Here are a few things you might want to know about me and how I work with men. 
I am known to many as the “Go-to-Guy for Helping Guys” and I have been coaching and counselling men for over 15 years and...
 
I love what I do!
I am passionate about helping adult men from all stages, ages, orientations and cultures awaken to their highest potential (to become the best partner, father, son, friend, and brother) by helping them discover and develop the mature masculine aspects of their character that have either stalled, or have yet to be discovered.
 
I wholeheartedly believe that my clients are experts in their lives.
I do my best to make counselling as natural an experience as a conversation with a close confidante. With curiosity, compassion, challenge and acknowledgement, I help my clients make the shifts they are seeking.
 
It is hard work and then things work out
Therapeutic counselling for men can be a profoundly rewarding and healing experience that at times, can be heavy and serious, but it is more often inspiring, empowering and even enjoyable.  In session, I will draw on various therapeutic approaches that best fit my clients’ need(s) including cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, existential, narrative, masculine archetypes, rational-emotive & solution-focused.
 
Facing life-challenges alone is not the measure of a man
Many men carry within them, unspoken psychological pain (shame, guilt, anger, sadness, fear, loneliness, failure and loss) that they hide, or are reluctant to share with another.  Left unattended, this emotional burden & pain can develop into unhealthy patterns of behaviour and limiting beliefs that significantly impact the quality of their life.  
 
There is always a way to cope, when there is hope and vice versa.  
Learning how to better cope with life's tests and challenges is so important for good health and overall well-being.   I support my clients to better cope with whatever challenge confronts them so they don’t have to handle challenges alone or stay stuck in self-limiting beliefs or self-destructive behaviours.  Most men who believe that they have lost hope are likely in need of ways to better cope with their current situation.  
 
The client sets the pace
Creating meaningful change is a journey - not a destination.  Each client brings with them their own state of readiness.
Some clients progress quickly because they are accustomed to therapy or are driven by a particular goal, while others take more time to explore. It’s all OK. The pace at which change occurs is set by the client and guided my proprietary process called ADVANCE.  My goal is to help advance my clients along their therapeutic journey, so they can regain perspective and motivation; and confidently create the life they desire.  
 
It's your journey, but you don't have to travel the path alone
Life can be challenging, unpredictable and at times; totally overwhelming.  This is especially true when we believe we need to handle difficult times alone.  Whatever challenge you are facing, I commit to helping you get the results you want.  So, if you or any man you know, is struggling with life's challenges or setbacks, please contact me...let's talk...I'd like to help you.


Dave Robinson Reaches

Guelph ON
Kitchener ON