Counselling Services

Counselling Services for All Ages

The Centre for Expressive Therapy offers counselling services and psychotherapy for children, youth and adults. The therapeutic methods are based on Holistic Expressive Therapy—an approach developed by Marie José Dhaese to help individuals of all ages not only cope with their life challenges, but also learn and grow from them. Counselling can be conducted in English or French at the Centre. Long-distance counselling and follow-up support is available for adults by phone as needed.

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About Holistic Expressive Therapy

Holistic Expressive Therapy focuses on helping clients connect to their own inner strengths and resources before engaging in a deeper exploration of difficult issues. Methods are chosen based on age, natural inclination and the unique struggles, needs and life circumstances of the individual.
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Animal Assisted Therapy

Since 1980, Marie José has had standard poodles as her co-therapists and has witnessed over and again how they have brought comfort, reassurance and eased the distress of adults and children alike. They are only introduced into therapy sessions when appropriate, and only when the client is comfortable with dogs.
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Counselling for Adults

Although verbal counselling is the usual mode of therapy used with adults, other expressive therapies can be incorporated to help them further explore difficult issues that words sometimes cannot reach.
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Counselling for Children

The younger the child, the more limited their ability to express themselves verbally, but through play they can show what they think and feel as well as how they experience the world around them. Play therapy is the most effective for children because it is their natural mode of expression.
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Therapy for Therapists

Self-knowledge and self-healing are essential for a therapist’s wellbeing and personal and professional growth. Marie José offers therapy for therapists and other helping professionals, in person and long distance.
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Rates

Sessions can be booked on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Financial assistance may be available through your insurance provider.
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01

About Holistic Expressive Therapy

Holistic Expressive Therapy focuses on helping clients connect to their own inner strengths and resources before engaging in a deeper exploration of difficult issues. Methods are chosen based on age, natural inclination and the unique struggles, needs and life circumstances of the individual.
Learn more
02

Animal Assisted Therapy

Since 1980, Marie José has had standard poodles as her co-therapists and has witnessed over and again how they have brought comfort, reassurance and eased the distress of adults and children alike. They are only introduced into therapy sessions when appropriate, and only when the client is comfortable with dogs.
Learn more
03

Counselling for Adults

Although verbal counselling is the usual mode of therapy used with adults, other expressive therapies can be incorporated to help them further explore difficult issues that words sometimes cannot reach.
Learn more
04

Counselling for Children

The younger the child, the more limited their ability to express themselves verbally, but through play they can show what they think and feel as well as how they experience the world around them. Play therapy is the most effective for children because it is their natural mode of expression.
Learn more
05

Therapy for Therapists

Self-knowledge and self-healing are essential for a therapist’s wellbeing and personal and professional growth. Marie José offers therapy for therapists and other helping professionals, in person and long distance.
Learn more
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Rates

Sessions can be booked on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Financial assistance may be available through your insurance provider.
See rates
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