Valerie Grenier, M.A

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I provide counselling services to individuals and couples in either French or English. I also offer groups and workshops on a variety of topics.
 
I am licensed to practice with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologist (SCP) as well as the College of Alberta Psychologist, and hold a membership with the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS). I have been in the private sector for the past five years.
 
Areas and themes addressed in my practice when working with individuals include:
  • Assertiveness and boundaries
  • Infertility
  • Attachment injuries
  • Family of origin issues (unresolved issues related to upbringing)
  • Body image dissatisfaction
  • Disordered eating
  • Grief/loss
  • Getting anxiety under control
  • Anger management

As for working with couples, topics may include:
  • Feelings of being stuck in negative interactions
  • Infertility issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • Intimacy & sexual issues 
  • Frustration in the relationship
  • Emotional disconnection
  • Dealing with the aftermath of affairs
  • Transition periods  (mourning, sickness, job loss, arrival of child)
 
My view of wellbeing
My belief is that everybody is able to make sound decisions and constructive changes to live the life they want. Counselling allows me to offer my support so that people can grow and change. Counselling is an opportunity for people to address whatever is most important to them, and to tap into their inner strength and wisdom to overcome difficulties.  
 
How I view counselling 
I consider counselling to be a partnership. It’s a team effort. I find it important that clients take an active part in the sessions for the experience to be valuable. Both clients and I contribute, but in different ways. Clients are not expected to do the work all by themselves, but I can’t do it for them either. Therapy should feel like collaboration.
 
Counselling style
An authentic therapeutic relationship is the foundation for progress. Therefore, I continually strive to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment for my clients. My clients are provided a space where they can feel endorsed, respected, and safe.
 
Trust, respect, warmth, and empathy are characteristics that serve as the foundation of my counselling style. I approach counselling from an integrative view (utilizing techniques from different therapeutic orientations to best suit clients needs).
 
As a collaborator, there are times when I am more passive and non directive in my approach, whereas other times I am more assertive. I believe that my clients are the experts of their lives and have what it takes for change to occur. I help them in taking the steps that are necessary to make positive change.
  
Looking for more information about me? 
I invite you to visit my website at www.valeriegrenier.ca
 
You want to connect? 
- Email me at valerie@valeriegrenier.ca or
- Call me at 306-717-7523
 

Evening and weekend appointments available.
 

LGBTQ+ and polyamorous clients welcome.
 

 


Valerie Grenier Reaches

Saskatoon SK