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Kristy Ambrose, Master's Student

Kristy Ambrose, B Ed
Counsellor (pursuing registration)

Kristy@northshorecbt.com

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Struggling with past traumas, anxiety, perfectionism, or OCD? Are you seeking skills to navigate and manage mental health challenges related to being neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, or dyslexia)? Or perhaps you’re navigating the complexities of your LGBTQIA2S+ identity?

 

Thanks for taking a moment to check out my profile. I appreciate starting counselling can feel daunting. As a counsellor I understand the importance of developing a safe, supportive environment where you can feel heard, validated and empowered to embrace your authentic self and achieve your goals.

 

With a Master’s Degree in Counselling and a deep passion for helping others, I’m delighted to provide in-person and online counselling for youth (8+) and adults.

 

I have experience working with individuals and families are struggling with trauma (historical and current), stress, anxiety (including panic, phobias, and repetitive body focused behaviours), perfectionism, OCD, and LGBTQIA2S+ related challenges. Additionally, I support individuals who are experiencing neurodiverse related challenges including, bullying, low self-confidence, anxiety, negative self-image, and learned helplessness.

 

Drawing upon evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Each session will be tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together we will work collaboratively to develop coping strategies, build resilience, and cultivate self-compassion.

 

My style of counselling combines warmth and sensitivity, with directness, playfulness and humour, where appropriate. Counselling can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be all hard work!

 

As a former teacher, I have experience engaging and supporting young people in their emotional development. My sessions with children are designed to be playful and engaging. As a former special needs teacher, I am familiar with strategies to engage and support people who are grappling with neurodiverse related challenges. 

 

I am a mother of two young humans who are currently navigating the interesting and complex world of pre-teen and teenage years. Our family also includes a dog and two guinea pigs – we adore animals. I am also a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. My family moved to Canada from Australia in early 2019 for a grand adventure. We love to travel, visit new places, and learn about diverse cultures.

 

Counselling Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TF-ACT)

Solution Focused Therapy

 

Education 

Master of Counselling: City University, Seattle 

Bachelor of Education: Murdoch University, Western Australia

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