The most effective listening is to hear the emotions behind the words, the emotions that are a little bit concealed. When a pattern of feeling is discerned behind what's being said, then the right word or phrase by the counsellor can tap this emotional undercurrent. The real meaning is brought to awareness of what's going on within.
Being empathic means entering the private and perceptual world of another and becoming thoroughly at home in it. It means being sensitive moment by moment to the changing felt meanings that is flowing in this other person.
My counselling service is the result of six years of post-graduate education and over 10 years of counselling experience. My experience includes inpatient psychiatry at Grand River Hospital, court ordered family counselling at Kinark, EAP counselling at KW Counselling, and doctor referred counselling at Lutherwood.
As a Registered Social Worker (RSW), my counselling service fees are covered by many group insurance plans and my fees are tax-deductible. After each session you will receive a receipt for insurance and tax purposes.
You can also read more about my Counselling Skills and background as a Child and Youth Counsellor which allow me to provide these counselling services.
I want you to find the best counselling service for you. My website includes resources in order to help with that choice: How to Choose a Therapist and options for Counselling in Kitchener-Waterloo. Choosing the best counselling service involves finding a Therapist with the right expertise but also the right personality for you; as well, some counselling services are covered by group insurance plans but others are not. Please continue reading to learn more about my counselling service.
Providing my own counselling service allows me to offer a better service then when I worked at the larger agencies. For instance, my counselling service is available with as little as a two week wait, whereas clients can often wait months to see an experienced and registered Therapist at a larger agency. Clients are usually first assigned to students or interns. My counselling service also allows me to see clients as long as is needed, without limits of program restrictions or department restructuring. My counselling service is also provided in the comfort and privacy of a large home-office with plenty of natural light, rather than a small room in a big office building. Providing my own counselling service allows me to offer better service to clients.
Ryan is also an Anti-Bullying Motivational Speaker - presentations to inspire students to stand up against bullying in schools, as well as a Guest Speaker for a variety of other topics. He travels any distance but will speak in Kitchener, Guelph, Hamilton, London, Toronto, Mississauga, Barrie, Markham, St. Catharines, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Stratford, Owen Sound, Oshawa, Ottawa, Windsor, Kingston, New Market.