Mike Whitehouse

Counsellor, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
Photo of Mike Whitehouse, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C, Counsellor in Bedford
(782) 201-0182 Website

Mike Whitehouse

Counsellor, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

36 Brookshire Court
Suite 200
Bedford, NS B4A
(782) 201-0182
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Announcement icon We are accepting clients for both in person and online visits. Please call or email

About

My counselling approach is built on something called unconditional positive regard. I am a non-judgemental listener who likes to use kindness, support and sometimes even humour to build relationships with my clients. I use a wide range of counselling practices depending on client needs. My clients are anyone who is wrestling with any aspect of their life and would like to solve the issues contributing to it. I will work with you to identify specific problems and issues and then find the best counselling theory and practice to help you solve your issues. My specialty has been culture & identity.
I developed a black cultural program in the school system and worked closely with the Preston community. I travelled to a small village in Kenya living with the Kikuyu people to experience their different culture, and was contracted in Beijing to develop a career counselling program at a school. I have also worked with LGBTQ and transgender clients.
My varied career includes all levels of school and university, a board member for the Scotia Festival of Music and a member of the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative in Halifax. Concurrently, I was a professional yacht captain and offshore instructor with Sail Canada, spending my leisure time hiking, cycling, camping and exploring.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $125 per session
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medavie Blue Cross
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • Licence: Nova Scotia / Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists RCT-021-019
  • School: Acadia University
  • Year Graduated: 1987
B.Sc. Physics/Math & B.Ed, Dalhousie University; Bachelor Journalism, University King's College; Master's of Education, Acadia University

Location

36 Brookshire Court
Suite 200
Bedford, NS B4A
(782) 201-0182
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trauma response
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Mike Whitehouse, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C, Counsellor in Bedford
Mike Whitehouse

Counsellor, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C