Ruth Downie

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

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Ruth Downie

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


Location

Offers online therapy

5571 Cunard Street
Suite 207
Halifax, NS B3K
(902) 909-5655

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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 is not currently accepting new clients.
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

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
  • 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: 3 Years
  • Licence: Nova Scotia / RCT-C18-019
  • 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

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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Aging Takes Grace and Grit

This group is for those who are entering a transition associated with aging which may include empty nest, retirement, coping with the common experiences of aging such as physical decline and changing roles within the family and in broader society. Individual experiences and social messaging about elderhood are examined with humour and empathy. Group participants should benefit from the social interaction of group and experience insights into this transition which may decrease feelings of anxiety, isolation, and increase perception of relevance.

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A Prescription for Improved Health

This is a group which encourages therapeutic lifestyle changes in eight key areas to improve overall health. The emphasis is on changes which are prescriptive not prohibitive. Group members will have access to resources supporting lifestyle changes not limited to diet and activity. The many aspects to healthy living including social engagement, and sleep patterns are explored in an open and supportive environment.

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Location

5571 Cunard Street
Suite 207
Halifax, NS B3K
(902) 909-5655
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Chronic Illness
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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: 25 May 2021
Ruth Downie, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT-C, CCC, Counsellor in Halifax

Ruth Downie

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