Nadine Duckworth, CCC, M.Ed.
The word psychology comes from the Greek "psykhe" (psyche), meaning "soul", "spirit", "mind", "life", and "breath", combined with the Greek word "logos", more often thought of today in the form of "-ology," meaning "the study of." The current discipline and practice of psychology is understood as the study of our inner mental life, and in it's original meaning, is literally the study of our soul - our deepest self or essence.
You may be struggling with:
- emotional distress - sadness, anger, heartache, etc.
- uncertainty, confusion, emotionally numb, feeling "stuck"
- difficult circumstances, personal challenges or limitations
- unsupportive or toxic people, lack of support, feeling alone
- negative thought patterns and self-sabotaging beliefs
- unhealthy addictive patterns, ambivalence about change
- low self-esteem, lacking a feeling of self-worth
Working from an integrative/holistic perspective, I offer you compassion and intuitive insight, assisting you to uncover your own wisdom; along with education, practical advice, and strategies you can implement in your daily life to experience immediate and ongoing improvement.
Along with my formal education, I regularly engage in ongoing professional development and experiential learning opportunities. Most importantly, I have undergone my own healing transformation and I am passionate about helping people to heal from their emotional pain so they may live more happy and fulfilling lives.
I help adults, adolescents, couples, & families in the areas of:
Together we will discuss the issues that are of concern to you and come up with new and more empowering ways of thinking and being, transforming difficult experiences into opportunities for learning and growth. You will benefit from counselling by attaining direction, clarity, and healing of emotional issues. You will learn new skills that will help you face life's challenges with confidence and wisdom.
I maintain an open-minded and accepting attitude towards you as a person and your situation. As we develop a trusting relationship, the more you can open up and share your deepest thoughts and feelings, the more helpful I can be. This experience of unconditional respect and the freedom to explore your inner thought processes without judgment, while I offer reflections and perspectives, will allow your inner wisdom to come forward, and ultimately healing and transformation will occur.
While some people come for advice and prefer a problem-solving approach, other people come to feel heard and to process their emotions and life experiences. Together, we can decide which approach is right for you, depending on what you would like to achieve in counselling - I tailor my approach to suit your needs and preferences. I look forward to working with you!
My professional office is located
on the upper level of
EDENBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES
316 13 St. S.
#200 (north-east door)