Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) 
Instructed at: Counsellor Training Institute.  
Certified by:  the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association – CCPA (#8192)  & the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario – CRPO (#002563)  
    Insurance Coverage: Clients funded through VAC and NHIB do not have to pay up front as I can direct bill with them. 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”.  For example; Federal government workers approved by Canada Life for $5000/yr, RCMP and Military members approved by Blue Cross for >$2000/yr, and many others .  For more information on this go to the Booking/Fees/Insurance page.
    Education:  Bachelor of Science, Masters of Education, Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling, 2 Certificates in Adult Education.  In addition to the requirements for CCPA and CRPO certification, completed a two-year psychotherapy training at EastWind Institute,  and two years of study at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton and RMSC, Colorado.  
  Specialities: First Nations/Indigenous, Narcissistic Abuse, Adult ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Workplace Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Reduction, Relationships – Individual & Couples.  PTSD, RCMP, and Military 
  Therapeutic Approaches:   Trained extensively in several psychotherapy models and continues to learn and study:  Post Master’s Graduate Diploma in Couples Therapy.  Recently completed EMDR training and now exploring actively the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Gottman Method for Couples Therapy.  Many tools from the schools of Person Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dream therapy, Narrative Therapy, Drama/Art Therapy, Body/Mind Therapy, and Marriage Therapy.  
  Diverse background:  Presently, and since 2005, in 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, clients with anger management issues, young people and seniors, police/RCMP/ military members and families, victims of harassment and bullying, violent trauma survivors, and military and non-military PTSD sufferers.  He has worked in a residential mental health care setting, a psychiatric hospital, and at a home for alcoholic men in recovery. He lived, worked, and studied at several retreat centers and helped people while they worked to find their their purpose and regain their center.  He served as the mental health therapist at a northern First Nations community health center and he has taught mindfulness meditation to many students and clients.  Before moving into social sciences and the helping professions, he had jobs as construction labourer, landscaper, farm hand, and as a junior officer in the Canadian Navy. 
       Rory brings strengths in; teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, adult education, problem-solving, working with mental health consumers, team building, program evaluation, computer skills, and public speaking. With more than 25 years experience in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, education, and addictions, he enjoys working with individuals and groups and has been told he has a gift for understanding their needs.   He has lead seminars in treatment programs, done case management, worked with healthcare teams at a psychiatric hospital and at long-term care facilities, organized trainings for health care professionals and facilitated workshops with three educational/advocacy organizations, and served as secretary for his local chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  He has extensive experience leading groups in many healing modalities such as dream work, qigong, guided imagery & visualization, anger management, anxiety and phobia management, self-hypnosis, and sharing circles. Rory has studied and taught several forms of meditation and energy medicine and is familiar with complementary healing principles.  
*  Reduce Anxiety & Stress  *  Depression * Anger  Management  *  Couples Counselling *  
Narcissistic Abuse *  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 learn to tune into themselves, their needs,  feelings, and habits of relating that produce a negative cycle of interactions.  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 are often used to develop tolerance of disturbing feeling and conflict resolution skills.  
 Anger Management:  With these clients Rory uses a CBT – based workbook with approximately 14 chapters.  The program has been successful with many types of clients; those whose lawyers suggested it, those who were self-referred, those who have an issue at home, also with those whose partners have strongly encouraged them to get help.  The normal process is to introduce it as an eight to 10 week program (there is support as clients work through exercises in session and at home. Rory reviews exercises with the client, clarifies material if there are questions, and gives feedback on the progress).  Sometimes anger counselling is “the doorway” into therapy for other issues hindering them in their lives.
 ADHD Coaching for Adults:   Attention deficit disorder affects personal growth, organizational skills, confidence, relationships, and marriage.  The intention is to create new thinking habits and learn stress reduction and communication skills. Clients learn to break habits that often 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.

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Book by Phone or email:    Call  613-898-1685  and leave message if no answer.  Or write to [email protected].  We try to respond to calls and emails within 72 hrs.  If you send times and dates that are good for you,  we can book you in and send you confirmation or send you a few options and you let us know what is best for you..
Fees for services: Payable by etransfer.  HST not included in fees listed.
  1. Individual Therapy        $195/session  (50 mins)
  2. Couples Therapy           $195/session  (50 mins)
Insurance Coverage:    Clients funded through VAC and NHIB do not have to pay up front as I can direct bill with them.  Does not require a doctor’s referral, self referrals are welcome.  Clients are provided with a detailed receipt for insurance and tax deduction purposes.  Insurance coverage is often available to those who have extended health benefits.  For example; Federal government workers approved by Canada Life for $5000/yr, RCMP and Military members approved by Blue Cross for >$2000/yr, and many others. Unfortunately, counselling and coaching services are not covered by OHIP.
Clients claim services under “psychological services”.   Please inquire with your health insurance provider regarding the details of your coverage.  
Details to ask insurance representative about: 
* the yearly limit,
* who in family is covered, and
* verify therapy by a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO certified) is covered.