LOUISE GLEESON

SHORT TERM THERAPIST
INTERN - Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients ​

Who I help?
areas of support
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About

Psychological pain and distress impact every aspect of our daily lives, relationships and self-concept, which is often what gives us the courage to pursue the counselling process. You have already taken the hardest step. By exploring your sociocultural identities and life experiences through a culturally-respectful, non-judgmental lens, I strive to guide clients on a collaborative journey of self-compassion and finding meaning in your unique story.

Using a person-centered, emotion-focused approach, empathy will set the tone for our sessions as we reflect on the path that you have taken and create a vision for the one that lies ahead. By co-discovering your strengths and resiliency, we will begin to build new skills and goals on a foundation of healing and hope. It is an honor for me to be bear witness to your journey, and I will respect it as yours to lead.

I have a specialized interest in working with parents during the perinatal and postpartum period as they navigate shifts in self-identity, family relationships and broader social constructs, while reflecting on the former and future versions of themselves. I also bring personal experience to supporting families through infertility and loss using a trauma-informed approach.

My sociocultural identity is formed from my Chinese ethnic identity, and I also have lived experience as a biracial, bicultural individual.

My modalities include: Person-Centered, Humanistic, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).