VENTURE COUNSELLING & THERAPY Inc.
MA, RTC-C, CCC
From a young age, I knew I wanted to help others. After exploring various areas of the helping profession. I have many years working in residential facilities for substance abuse and adults with mental health issues and 12 in nursing homes as a personal support worker. I have experience working with domestic violence survivors as a crisis interventionist and with victim services.
I strongly believe my clients deserve to be heard, respected and understood in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment. No matter what brings them to counselling. The foundation of my therapy techniques is to build upon a warm, non-judgemental, person-centred and integrative approach. My goal is to support clients in accomplishing their goals toward positive self-growth by drawing upon various counselling modalities. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with clients to develop a plan that is specific to each client and their needs, as so to maximize their time together.
I provide a comprehensive set of therapeutic services to help boost one's confidence and offer support as you navigate your personal health and wellness challenges. I work with clients closely in order to achieve measurable results that allow them to push forward with a new, positive mindset. Please browse my services and get in touch if you’re interested in working with me.
My name is Lindsay McMullin
Lindsay (she/her) is a registered member of the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. She completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University and has previously completed her BSc in Psychology from Dalhousie University. She has enjoyed experiences mentoring students overseas as well as travelling and meeting people from various cultures.
Lindsay works with a 2SLGBTQIA+ informed approach to counselling and believes in meeting the client where they are while helping them navigate where they would like to be. Her approach to helping clients feel heard and understood involves person-centred therapeutic practices along with narrative therapy. She strives to offer a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment to help individuals learn and grow. She is passionate about adopting a multicultural approach where cultural humility and compassion inform her practice.
My name is Alexa Andrews (she/her).
I am a recent graduate of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. My background is in child and youth studies, where I have worked with children and youth in residential and educational settings. I also have experience and comfortable working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and neurodiverse folks. I am committed and passionate to provide culturally responsive and affirming services to individuals of diverse backgrounds.
I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for all clients. My goal is for clients to feel seen and heard by honouring their values and beliefs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to fostering a safe and supportive environment. My approach is very collaborative, as this helps provide a deep understanding of the client’s goals, needs and values. I primarily work from a person-centered approach; however, I also incorporate narrative, CBT and ACT approaches when appropriate.