Deborah James

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Accepting new clients. Available appointments Monday to Friday during the day (evenings upon request) in Barrhaven.
Reaching out for help can be difficult but it can be the first step towards a fulfilling journey. I strive to make that step less difficult, whether we first connect on the phone or by e-mail. The first session will start with some necessary paperwork and then we move onto what has prompted you to reach out. This often encompasses a look at what is going on in your life now and often a look at your history. The more I know about you, the better the position I am in to understand your life and to help you to develop a plan that I think may be helpful.
Often the story we have built of our lives may become difficult to sustain and we need to re-write that story to move forward. The power of this story is great but I believe that everyone has inner strengths that can be used in dealing with changing that story and my goal is to help you uncover those strengths. I strive to provide a safe, supportive space to build a trusting relationship that can facilitate our work together. I believe in a collaborative relationship whereby we work together to help you build that new story that you can sustain.
 I have experience in working with adults and couples (18 years of age and older) regarding different life problems. These issues include: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, women's issues, life transitions and infertility.

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, however, I work with my clients to find a method that works best for them and often have used an integrative approach. I have experience in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, the Gottman Method, Traumatic Incident Reduction and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I have also found it very useful for clients to use dream analysis and techniques of mindfulness.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and my number is 004599. I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology as well as further training in the techniques that I use. I obtained a PhD in Psychology (research) earlier in my career which is why I returned to university more recently for clinical training.
My fee for individual sessions is $120 plus HST per session and $150 plus HST per session for couples. I also provide a receipt that individuals can submit to their insurance companies, however, it is the responsibility of the client to confirm their coverage. A sliding scale fee is available for those who are struggling financially on a case by case basis.
My office is located in Old Barrhaven with the closest major crossroads of Greenbank Road and Fallowfield. There is free parking in front of the building.

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Barrhaven ON