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Welcome to Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg
Hi, I'm Vern. Thanks so much for stopping by.
believe the healing journey takes courage and feels vulnerable—that is, to heal we need to let ourselves be seen. At its finest, healing and growth
happen in the company of another person, a safe space in the presence of a
listening, supportive, and non-judgmental ear.
As the owner of Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg,
my vision is to offer a space where people like you feel valued,
respected, and honored. I strive to create a space where you can feel
safe to embark on an empowering journey of healing and growth.
been working in counselling and related fields for nearly 10 years.
During this time I’ve had the privilege of walking with many individuals
and couples through some of their most difficult life-experiences.
I take special interest in walking with folks who feel their
life-story has collided with their optimal health, well-being and happiness, regardless of what has led to this experience in the first place.
My areas of service include but are not limited to:
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Personal Experience with Therapy
understand from personal experience that asking for help can be hard.
It was my own experience with getting professional help that led me to
become a counselling therapist–my desire to pay-it-forward. Reaching out for professional help to my counselling therapist is one of the best investments I've made for my own health, well-being, and personal and professional growth. Click here to read more.
Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is deeply informed by Person Centered Therapy. This means that I work to form a non-judgmental, non-oppressive perspective, which means you are welcome to come just as you are today. It also means that I believe in non-discriminatory inclusivity. Some examples:
- I work hard to create a zero-shame environment for you, leaving you space to work on the issues that led to, and maintain, your struggles
- I work hard to create a space in therapy that feels comfortable and safe. To achieve this, I like to use some humour and make our time together as enjoyable as possible
- Your life, your goals: I believe adults set their own life and health goals. While I may gently challenge and encourage you towards healing and making changes to improve your well-being, I respect how far you wish to go with therapy and with making your desired life-changes. My goal is to work towards your empowerment
- If you struggle with addictions, you will not be required to abstain
from your addiction in order to enter into or continue therapy with me.
However, in order to increase therapeutic effectiveness, I request that you
not come to session under the influence of mind-altering substances such
as drugs and alcohol. This will give you space and clarity of mind to
engage in our work together and will lead to stronger therapeutic
outcomes for you
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Would love to hear from you even if you're not ready to commit to an appointment. No commitment required after an initial chat.
Reaching Out Can Be Hard
so glad you've stopped by. Taking this step can be quite difficult,
which tells me you are strong, courageous, and ready to make a change in
your life; to start a healthier, happier, and more empowered YOU.
perhaps you are researching counselling therapy for a loved-one. In
that case, I appreciate that you have stopped by, and would be deeply
honoured to connect with your loved-one to explore whether we would be a
good fit to work together towards healing and renewed empowerment.
Vern Kehler ReachesWinnipeg MB