Gillian Martel, MSW RSW

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Now accepting new clients for virtual sessions, also a limited number of openings for in person sessions – please inquire for availability.

As a holistic practitioner, I draw on several therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systems approaches, Attachment Theory, Poly Vagal Theory and somatic approaches. I work with you to address issues of wellness, wholeness, healing and acceptance. This includes art/creative techniques and activities, nature therapy, movement and the outdoors and equine assisted techniques and healing. Traditional talk therapy is always included depending on your needs and goals.

Holistic approaches take the whole person into account, focusing not only on cognition and behaviours but nervous system responses and patterns that may have been formed as responses to trauma or stressors experienced throughout life. Through developing a better understanding of our own patterns, cognition and behaviours, and their impacts on our interactions with others, with our children, in our close relationships and of course with ourselves, we begin the process of change.   

If you are feeling stuck, anxious, unmotivated, depressed or on edge or if you are going through a difficult experience and are looking for support; If you want to feel whole again, if you want a different approach to therapy or if you are looking to connect with nature and animals in a new way, contact me.

Gillian Martel Reaches

Lanark County ON