Counselling and Therapy Services
Coming up against the same old obstacles, the same old blocks, over and over again, can make you wonder if anything is ever going to change.
You’ve tried to solve your problems on your own and you’re starting to realize that maybe, just maybe, you need outside support.
I’m glad you’re here. Asking for help can be hard, but it’s a great first step toward lasting change.
We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.
— Brené Brown
How does this sound?
Setting goals and meeting them without struggle
Trusting in yourself, and a feeling of abiding peace
Having the inner strength and the tools you need to navigate difficult situations
About the Clearmind International program and school:
Clearmind International is a personal growth and counsellor training organization that offers workshops and programs in several cities across Canada, the United States, and Europe. The foundational workshop is called The Awakening, which is a three-day (30 hour) workshop. This is how everyone begins their journey with the Clearmind Practitioners Training Course (PRAC).
Year 1 — The first year is all about students using their own life as the curriculum to understand themselves and where they come from. We delve into the places we tend to get stuck and feel fear, and begin to work our way out of them. In doing so, we’re able to understand what it’s like to be a client, and we come out with a new level of self-awareness. From the counselling perspective, we cannot lead our clients into emotional territory that we are not willing to go ourselves.
Year 2 — The students now take their self-awareness from Year 1 and learn to be in connection to self while in relationship or service of others. Here I began to learn some solid counselling skills and learned how to focus on connecting in an emotionally responsible way in all of my relationships.
Year 3 — The final year of training is about stepping into leadership, stretching ourselves to understand group dynamics, and practice group counseling, while continuing to focus on determining our own values, what we stand for.
This leads perfectly into the video below of the presentation of my graduation ceremony call constitution, which was presented in front of my classmates. It is a statement of who I want to be in the world and what I’ve learned about myself in this three-year program that will allow me to be a great counsellor. What you are about to witness takes great bravery and comes from a deeply vulnerable place.
A holistic approach to health
Exercising, eating well, a connection to nature, healthy relationships with ourselves and others, the ability to laugh and play, meaningful work — all of these things are important for our wellbeing.
I’m here to support you toward becoming the best version of yourself, to offer a safe, non-judgmental environment, and to facilitate your natural healing impulses.
You don’t have to be alone on this journey. I have the training and experience to help you overcome your struggles, unearth your desires, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to help with:
Depression and anxiety
Adapting to transitions, major life changes
Grieving the loss of a loved one or pet
Coping with trauma
Addictions, attachments, compulsions
Career change and job stress
Personal growth, finding meaning
Sex positive sexual health, sexual orientation
Coping with critical illness
How to love your body
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a counsellor do?
A counsellor is a qualified professional who is here to listen and encourage you to say whatever you need to in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Sometimes, listening is the only thing that’s needed for the healing process to begin.
Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, overcoming past trauma or relationship issues, you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I have the training and experience to help you overcome these struggles, achieve your goals, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
By working with me, you’ll uncover your own self-knowledge and strengths and, in the process, identify your own solutions. I help people break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. As your counsellor, I will create a confidential space for you to share your story so that we can work collaboratively towards your goals.
I believe you are unique and have the wisdom, creativity, strength and ability to create the life you deeply desire. If you want to know more about my approach to therapy, you can learn more by reading here.
What are Véronique’s qualifications?
I am a Transpersonal Therapeutic Counsellor. I’ve earned a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology after graduating from a three-year experiential program with Clearmind International. During the program, I’ve completed 230 hours of observation hours, 221 hours of direct client contact hours, 70 hours of supervision and 240 hours of therapeutic hours, not including my regular weekly classes. I am also certified Education Assistant and Community worker. I also been working as a Health and Fitness expert for the last 20 years, to know more about it, check out my Choose2be.ca website.
What is Transpersonal Psychology?
I am trained in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology, which combines aspects of modern psychology and spirituality. I believe that a holistic approach to healing includes mind, body, and spirit.
There are many layers to a person, and what we need to be working on is fluid and constantly changing. Sometimes we need to be working on the “ego,” while at other times we need to explore our spiritual connection to ourselves and all that is around us.
A spiritual counsellor is willing to see wholeness and perfection in others. I choose to see light, innocence, beauty, and magnificence in my clients.
The transpersonal therapist works under a larger umbrella than many other therapists. We have a more varied tool box with which to work from, as we are trained in spiritual counselling as well as modern psychological interventions. It really is the best of both worlds.
Let’s get together!
We can work together via phone or video, by sitting down in person, or — my favourite: Walk and Talk Therapy!
My promise to you
I will meet you with flexibility, adapting my approach to your unique circumstances. I will help you become who you authentically are, and will greet you with acceptance, knowing that diversity is what makes human beings beautiful. I see vulnerability as the window to connection and will hold your vulnerability with care and compassion. I take confidentiality seriously and have processes in place to guarantee your privacy.
Questions? Feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
"It has a been a privilege being on the receiving end of Veronique's warmth and wise insight. She has supported me through some tough moments in life* and always has an incredible depth of care in her eyes while lovingly holding space for me with her gentle nature. She is extremely compassionate and I find her to be very trustworthy. She is a gift to all who work with her!"
"You have helped me deal with an aging body and helped me with flexibility. You’ve also helped me to accept my own mortality and be joyful to face every new day."
" I am deeply in gratitude with Veronique for her compassion, understanding, patience, creativity, and professionalism. Veronique has been an amazing therapist whom I have learned a variety of tools to help me deal with challenges. Since I took her counselling, I have taking a new path to self-discovering and I can always go back to the basics she has taught me and re bounce myself. I loved her style and commitment to help me accept myself, love myself and approve myself. She has giving me a new perspective about life, about myself and the world. I was impressed by her knowledge about the mind, emotions and really appreciated her relaxing techniques incorporated into every session. Thanks Vero! "
"Veronique is bright with joy and laughter that often fills the time I’ve spent with her. I feel her deep care and support in the middle of any interaction I have with her. Vero brings her vast knowledge of the body and health into her work as a counselor with ease. I had this feeling of being challenged on my stuff while being cared about when with Veronique. Working with her is always dynamic!"
"Veronique is one of the most compassionate and empathetic people I know. She knows just how to hold people in their tenderness and is also not afraid to fully embrace their life victories. She does this through full self expression and leadership in the area of embracing movement and expression in voice and body. Vero is a dynamic and gifted therapist, masterful in the area of empathy and forward moving in her ability to tap into forgiveness of self and other."
Get In Touch
*Clients are asked to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellations. Appointments that are cancelled or missed without 24 hours notice will be charged the full amount of the scheduled appointment. Cancellations or changes to your appointment can be made by emailing me or calling me (250) -740-0886.