Counselling

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"Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work,

which centers people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities

that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives."

-Alice Morgan, ‘What is Narrative Therapy?’

We share our lives with each other through stories. I approach counselling as someone who is curious about people’s stories. Unfortunately, on occasion one of our stories can involve a problem and the influence it is having on our lives. The foundational approach of narrative therapy is that ‘people are not problems; problems are problems.’ As a narrative therapist my goal is to listen carefully to your story and ask effective questions. I do not label or pathologize. I will work collaboratively with you as we seek to move away from the story of a problem and toward your preferred story.

 

I am rooted in an ethos that values every individual in all of the ways we are unique humans being. I understand the term “ally” to be a verb - my words and actions need to reveal my commitment to social justice for all. As a minister of The United Church of Canada currently serving as a chaplain in a multi-faith context, I am open to conversations that explore spirituality.

For inquiries and fees please refer to the "Contact" page!

Client Comments

“Robyn is very understanding and compassionate and has a way to be able to impart wisdom but also allow an individual to reflect and come up with a solution. Very easy to talk to and listens well. Schedules are flexible.

I would recommend for anyone” -S.D.

 

“Robyn’s warmth, gentle presence and compassion gave me a high level of comfort in sharing my stories with her. She is an attentive and thoughtful listener able to ask probing questions in a non-threatening and inviting manner and to offer wise commentary. My conversations with Robyn have been healing as well as provocative.

She has assisted me in discovering fresh insights into myself and my life at a new stage of my journey.

I appreciate the style of Narrative Therapy as offered by Robyn and am grateful for the gifts of herself

that she brings to this form of therapy. “ -T.B.

 

“Robyn was the first person that I saw in the mental health field who listened to my story.” -T.M.