Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals and CouplesPsychotherapy Nepean ON  Theravive Counselor/     verified by Psychology Today    
      Canadian Certified Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Instructed: Counsellor Training Institute.     
Certified:  Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Assoc. (CCPA).  
Graduate Diploma: Couples Counselling, St. Paul University 
Specialities:  Anger Management, Motor Vehicle Accident Injury, Anxiety,  ADD/ADHD, Depression, Stress Reduction, Relationships – Individual & Couples, PTSD, RCMP, Military families
      Rory nurtures a counselling environment which invites creative involvement of the client’s inner and outer resources. When the “Wise Self” is connected with “Authentic power” in therapy, an unfolding process develops. Personal stories and goals become the foundation for his client-centred work with them.  Clients range from those with self-esteem and relationship issues to addictions and depression, to ADHD coaching.  Many  arrive confused and stressed  with fears and phobias, some with childhood abuse and neglect histories and dealing with legal or insurance problems.
     Meaning and purpose evade us when we are depressed, suffer from anxiety, and our homes and workplaces are conflict-ridden.  If we have a personal history with abuse or neglect our self-esteem naturally is challenged – positive psychology and therapy offer relief, refocussing, and healing.  After divorce, death, job loss – or any major transition we experience grief and loss, depression and lack of motivation which can leave us confused, disorganized, and disconnected – without purpose.  Alcohol and drugs are often used to self-medicate for depression and anxiety.   
Therapeutic Approaches:   Rory was trained extensively in several psychotherapy models and actively continues post Master’s education.  He is passionate about helping you to work through whatever is your problem: whether it is; your grief and anger, or anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, or desire to live mindfully.  Rory uses many tools from the schools of Person Centred Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Dreams, Narrative Therapy, Drama/Art Therapy, Body/Mind Therapy, Transpersonal, and EFT Marriage Counselling.  And finally,  Coaching for Success – for clients with ADHD / ADD and the organizationally challenged – is an important part of his practice.
*  Reduce Anxiety & Stress  *  Depression * Anger  Management  *  Assertiveness *  
*  MVA’s Pain and Suffering  *  Support for Emotional Distress   *  Self Esteem  * 
*  Grief & Loss * Addictions * Conflict in Relationships  * ADHD/ADD Coaching  * ************************************************************
Couples:  Rory uses a couples approach that helps the marriage heal – partners tune into themselves — their needs,  feelings, and habits of relating that produce the negative cycle.  This system provides a structured format for positive and safe communication.  Learn assertiveness skills to prevent resentment, anger, violence, and hopelessness.  Criticism and  emotional abuse are replaced with love and positive communication skills.  Exercises assigned to develop personal growth and conflict resolution skills.  
Anger Management:  With these clients I use the Anger Control Workbook.  It is a CBT -based workbook with approximately 14 chapters.  I have used it with many clients whose lawyers suggested it, also self-referred clients who have an issue at home, also with clients and whose partners have strongly encouraged them to get help.  My normal process is to introduce it as an eight to 10 week program where we both work through the book (I support them in visiting exercises with them and clarifying some of the material if they have questions).  Also on several occasions these clients have turned into regular clients working through issues not related to anger.  Sometimes anger is the doorway they use to walk into my practice for other issues that are hindering them in their lives.
ADHD Coaching for Adults:   Attention deficit disorder effects personal growth, organization skills, marriage, and confidence.  The intention is to create new thinking habits and learn stress reduction and communication skills. Clients learn to break habits that lead to poor time management and organizational skills, low self-esteem, and neglect of their needs.  Through CBT and coaching clients gain control of their home and work, stop self criticism, and heal relationships.  A client-centred approach remains open to your personal style and sense of timing to move past fear and frustration.    Tools to deal with anxiety, anger management, stress reduction, and for resolution of conflict.
Diverse background:  Presently, and for the last five years, in full-time private practice.  Previously served as an Instructor/professor at Counsellor Training Institute (CTI).  Rory has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in many different milieus.    He has worked with victim services and clients with anger management issues, violent trauma survivors, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers.  Residential mental health care settings, psychiatric hospital setting, and at a home for alcoholic men in recovery. He lived, worked, and studied at several retreat centres and helped people while they worked to find their spiritual centre and their purpose.  He served as the mental health therapist at a northern First Nations community health centre and he has taught mindfulness meditation to many students and clients.
 Insurance Coverage:  Clients are provided with a detailed receipt for insurance and tax deduction purposes. Counselling services are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by many extended health care plans under “psychological services” .   MVA (motor vehicle accident) victims are often funded through their insurance directly and billed directly through HCAI.  For more information on this go to the Booking/Fees/Insurance page (button located on header).
      2396 Iris St.,  Ottawa,  K2C 1C6
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Many of us sometimes need help to focus, plan, and carry through with our plans.  Feel invited to call for help to let go, relax, grow personally, and move forward.   Rory studied and taught several forms of meditation and energy medicine and is familiar with complementary healing principles.   Ottawa, psychotherapist.