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Ruth Downie
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
5571 Cunard Street, Suite 206, Halifax, NS B3K
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (902) 909-5655
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 counselling 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.
Call or Ruth Downie now for a free 15 minute consultation - (902) 909-5655

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

5571 Cunard Street

Suite 206

Halifax, NS B3K

(902) 909-5655
I can provide counselling using a video or telephone modality with a secure PHIPA compliant encrypted platform.
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Life Transitions and Cancer Diagnosis 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (902) 909-5655

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

5571 Cunard Street

Suite 206

Halifax, NS B3K

(902) 909-5655
I can provide counselling using a video or telephone modality with a secure PHIPA compliant encrypted platform.
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Life Transitions and Cancer Diagnosis 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $125
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Blue Cross
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
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I provide a receipt and the client contacts their provider to receive reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
"
I provide a receipt and the client contacts their provider to receive reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of Nova Scotia / RCT 21-037
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Membership with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 10001310 / 2018
  • Certificate from Daybreak Therapy and Training Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist CHyp / 2019
  • Attended Acadia University, Graduated 2018
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Chronic Illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Cancer Diagnosis

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Health Care System Navigation Challenges
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

Endorsement

Jane Donovan
Jane Donovan
Licensed Professional CounsellorMEdRCTCCC
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.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Cancer
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Veterans

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Cancer
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Queer 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
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

5571 Cunard Street

Suite 206

Halifax, NS B3K

(902) 909-5655

Nearby Areas

Postal Codes

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I can provide counselling using a video or telephone modality with a secure PHIPA compliant encrypted platform.
Call for a free consultation now - (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
"
I can provide counselling using a video or telephone modality with a secure PHIPA compliant encrypted platform.
Call for a free consultation now - (902) 909-5655
Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024