A Journey Worth Taking...
"I'm a passionate therapist who enoys working with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. I will work with you to identify your strengths and add new strategies to deal with the problem. I will help you gain the skills of emotional self control so that you can communicate more effectively with your loved ones and at work."
- Norm Grayston
Marg & I in British Columbia - 2010
In late November 2012, I opened my own independent practice serving business owners, employees, their family members, as well as private clients in the Yorkton area. I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2000. I provide services both through Employee Assistance Programs, and to those seeking Private Counselling.
As a member of the profession, my goals are to:
-To provide tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge about thinking, feeling, and behavior that helps clients recogniz, manage, and change their behavior.
- Practice as a Full Member of the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, # 874. skcp.ca
- Acquire a greater depth of knowledge in psychology through study, workshops, and conferences.
- Continue developing my counseling skills through reflective practice and ongoing supervision.
I studied Counselling at the University of Saskatchewan, in the Educational Psychology Department. As a life long learner, I have continued studying in Psychology and have greatly enjoyed learning about how the brain works, and I make use of that knowledge in session and in workshops. The following quote is from my professional disclosure:
“As an articulate, flexible, and compassionate counsellor with excellent communication, analytic, and companioning skills, I seek a setting that serves a diverse clientele. As an experienced educator, I bring a strong commitment to developing self-esteem and self-reliance with adolescents, and adults."
Earlier in my career, I worked as a teacher of young children. Life changes brought my partner and I back to university. For a period of time, our family was a unit of five students. Two adults in university and three children negotiating elementary, and then high school.
In the summer, I enjoy sailing, camping, working on construction projects, and reading. I can hardly wait until the ice is off the lakes, so I can get my sailboat on the water! My three adult children have encouraged my sense of adventure and exploration, and my precious grandson, simply makes me smile :)
That's my story...