Ruth Downie

Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

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Ruth Downie

Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

5571 Cunard Street
Suite 206
Halifax, NS B3K
(902) 909-5655
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I can provide counselling using a video or telephone modality with a secure PHIPA compliant encrypted platform.
Ruth Downie currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

My clients are generally people who are managing a chronic medical condition, are struggling with a life altering diagnosis, who may be finding a life transition challenging(menopause, retirement) and have feelings of anxiety or sadness as a result. I provide coaching to help make difficult decisions.
Using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Narrative Therapy the client is invited to engage with their life in a meaningful and rewarding way. Using hypnotherapy to address issues such as sleep disruption, smoking cessation, or anxiety management.
With a twenty-two year career in the Canadian Health Care System as a registered nurse I am aware of the challenges that a medical diagnosis can have on the emotional well being of an individual. I am here to support my clients through an exceptionally trying and stressful time in their life with understanding and empathy.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
I provide a receipt and the client contacts their provider to receive reimbursement.
Email me or call (902) 909-5655 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Licence: Nova Scotia / RCT 21-037
  • School: Acadia University
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Daybreak Therapy and Training / Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist CHyp
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Membership: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association / 10001310
  • Member Since: 2018

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
"Ruth is an empathetic, skillful and talented clinician with a fantastic sense of humour. She is committed to providing excellent care and I recommend her to anyone."

Ruth Downie's Groups

Managing Menopause

A group therapy providing coping strategies to manage the more annoying aspects of the menopause experience. With an emphasis on non medication methods of reducing the impact of menopause on daily life. Group provides peer support as well as information. Both the emotional and psychological impact of the menopause transition is explored.

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Location

5571 Cunard Street
Suite 206
Halifax, NS B3K
(902) 909-5655
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Chronic Illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Cancer Diagnosis
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Health Care System Navigation Challenges
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Counselling Hypnotherapist
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2023
Photo of Ruth Downie, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC, Counsellor in Halifax
Ruth Downie

Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC