I'll likely be in a suit when we meet, but I thought I would show you evidence of me following my own advice. See left, at the gym. I hired a trainer for all of last year. Great guy, and money well spent. I hope you'll feel the same way after working with me.
My Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool taught an approach called the Biopsychosocial Model of health. Our body, our mind, and our relationships with others are all connected and interdependent. An understanding of how they influence each other is part of what I will bring to our conversations.
The Biopsychosocial Model can be applied to everything from addictions to sexual issues, to depression. We can focus on the positive, however, by finding ways to use your existing strengths to improve other areas of your life. You see, the same model also applies to physical fitness, enthusiasm, and great friendships.
One of the things I want to do as a therapist or coach, is to take an approach that guys can feel more comfortable with. I've studied Male-Friendly Counselling specifically because I wanted to be able to work with guys who otherwise might not take that step to talk to someone about whatever it is that they probably should talk to someone about. For starters, my office is discreet, and a lot of guys appreciate that. You go up to the 35th floor of a down town office tower in an otherwise "business-looking" suite, not a clinic, or healing centre, and come in for a meeting. No one other than me, you, and the receptionist knows what kind of meeting it is. Perfect. In warmer weather we can even have outdoor meetings, grab a coffee and walk. Walking is good for talking and can feel more natural that sitting in an office. We can also use Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp or Google, video calls. Whatever works for you. With respect to privacy however, please inform yourself as to the terms of service of the any video call platforms; it's not the same as a private, closed, office.
In addition to therapy, I do life coaching, and hypnosis for sports performance and pain control. I offer workshops on reflective practice which is a great way to learn from experience, whether in our personal or professional life.
Canadian Positive Psychology Association
American Psychological Association and its Divisions:
Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities (APA Division 51)
Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (APA Division 49)
Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29)
In preparation for pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
I hold myself to its Professional Practice Standards and Code of Ethics.
Fore more information, including other professional experience, studies and certifications, check out my LinkedIn profile.