Meg Saxby, MSW,RSW

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I have over ten years of experience working in mental health, with a particular focus on working with people who have survived violence (primarily with refugees and survivors of sexual assault). I decided to focus my training on body-based approaches because, in my experience, these are the most effective and accessible ways of helping people who have experienced trauma recover and heal. I find it incredibly satisfying and inspiring to watch my clients as they release the remnants of a painful past and find more ease, calm, relaxation and connection in their lives.In particular, I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing. My approach also draws on the wisdom of attachment theory and Emotion Focused Therapy, which is all about the patterns we learn at a young age to connect to the people around us and how these patterns influence our adult relationships. I spent several years working in reproductive and sexual health services; this which led me to seek additional training in sex therapy, which I now offer to clients seeking to build healthy and happy sexual lives. I also integrate narrative methods and perspectives from Internal Family Systems.I am LGBTQ+ allied in my practice and have extensive experience working with clients who identify as LGBTQ+. I was born in southern Africa, grew up across several cultures and have lived and worked on three continents, so I am very comfortable working interculturally and I particularly enjoy supporting clients who are working through cultural transitions or culture shock.Outside of my work as a counsellor, I am also a practitioner of restorative justice. I am an educator (mostly with adults these days, though I used to work with young people), a gardener, and a theatre lover. I live with my husband in the lower city, where you can often find me cycling around and exploring Hamilton’s green spaces.

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Hamilton ON