Shawn Hannay MA., RCC

My work is informed by the idea that all problems are about relationships: With Self, with Other, or with some aspect of the environment. When these relationships are working, we feel a genuine sense of wellness but when any one of these relationships are fractured in some way, our sense of well being is threatened and we will begin to see symptoms physically, emotionally, and/or in our relationships.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals (including adolescents). I have worked in a school setting, in clinic settings, as well as in private practice.

My experience includes:

  • Trauma
  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Loss and Grief
  • Betrayal
  • Self-harming behaviours

My approach with couples: I see each marriage or coupling as a profound opportunity for personal growth. I help each partner to see the dance that they have helped to choreograph in this relationship, and together we create a new dance.

My methods with couples include:

  • EFT
  • Body Centred Psychotherapy
  • CBT
  • Satir Transformational Model
  • Bader/Pearson Developmental Model

My approach with Individuals: I use an attachment based, experiential approach which helps you to access parts of yourself that you have been taught to ignore. Utilizing all of the strengths that you bring to therapy, we work together towards the healing and growth that will bring about the changes you have identified.

My methods individuals include:

  • EFT
  • EMDR
  • Body Centred Psychotherapy
  • CBT
  • AEDP