Everyone Deserves Access to Mental Health Support
To increase access to counselling for clients without extended health benefits, master's practicum students offer reduced cost counselling at $50 per session and accept a limited number of clients at no cost.
Kristy Ambrose (B.Ed)
Master's Practicum Student
Starting September 2023 - accepting referrals now.
I am a graduate student concluding my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at City University. During my clinical practicum, I will be offering in-person, telephone, and video counselling for
individual youth (8+), adults, and families.
I feel honoured to be a small part of a person’s journey from distress, difficulties, and challenges, to joy, freedom, and a sense of peace. I am warm and caring counsellor who can also be direct when needed. I like to bring humour and playfulness into counselling sessions when appropriate. Therapy is often challenging but it doesn’t have to be all hard work.
I am a mother of two young humans who are currently navigating the interesting and complex world of pre-teen and teenage years. I am also a mom to four fur babies – one dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and three guinea pigs. I adore animals. My family and I moved to Canada from Australia in early 2019 for a grand adventure. We love to travel, visit new places, learn about diverse cultures, and enjoy new experiences.
I draw upon evidence-based modalities to support clients who may be experiencing anxiety, stress, low mood, trauma, OCD, PTSD, family and relationship conflict, and LGBTQ2S+ related challenges. As a proud member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, I find supporting LGBTQ2S+ clients and their families a pleasure and a privilege.
The treatment approaches I will be training in and offering include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Family Systems Counselling
Master of Counselling: City University, Seattle – in progress
Bachelor of Education: Murdoch University, Western Australia
Trauma Focused ACT: Dr. Russ Harris
Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification: CBT PESI®
Neurobiology of Attachment – NICABM
The Mandt System ® Crisis Prevention - Instructor Training