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About Margo

Margo is Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling Supervisor (MPCCS) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

Margo completed part of her training through the Counsellor Training Institute of Canada and has taken additional training at the Traumatology Institute of Canada, Dalhousie School of Social Work, and other accredited Organizations and Associations. Professional development includes attending workshops, seminars and conferences that are relevant and of value to her clients.

In past years, she volunteered with the Halifax Regional Police Victim Services On-scene Mobile Response Unit where she offered support and resources to survivors of domestic violence, sudden death grief support, suicide intervention, and crisis intervention for victims of crimes or other types of traumas. She found this work very fulfilling and a great learning experience. Working with clients who were in moments of crisis deepened Margo’s empathy and compassion for working with victims of trauma.

Margo volunteered with Hospice Society of Greater Nova Scotia as a support group facilitator, an experience she describes as heart-warming. Seeing how others were learning to live without their loved one strengthened her own tolerance of grief and helped her feel connected to members of the group.

Margo has special interests in working with clients who have experienced abuse, trauma, or traumatic childhoods. Using an integrative approach to therapy allows her to draw from more than one school of therapeutic thought. Being of the belief that clients know what they need to heal and move forward with their lives, it is emphasized that the sessions are theirs. The client is always in control, being guided by the therapeutic process, support, and resources to reach their goals.

At New Dawn Counselling and Psychotherapy, we are “Empowering you to embrace life!

Margo has been in private practice since 2006 and holds the professional designations of:

  • Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)
  • Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)
  • Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS)*
  • Certified Clinical Traumatologist (TI-CT)
  • Early Intervention Field Traumatologist (TI-FT)
  • Compassion Fatigue Resiliency – Educator (TI-CFR)

*A Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS) supervises new counsellors by reviewing their cases and offering constructive feedback and professional guidance as they grow in confidence and competence while upholding the Professional Code of Ethics.

About Rory

Rory is a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. He has special interests in working with clients who struggle with self-injury, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, life changes (e.g., entering university, graduation, career change), and stress.

Rory takes a client-centred approach; the client is their own expert. He uses elements of short-term dynamic, humanistic, existential therapy models.

Rory completed his training from Saint Mary’s University and has pursued additional training in topics such as ADHD in adults, professional ethics, and psychodynamic therapy.

Rory has been in private practice since 2016 and holds the professional designation of Registered Professional Counsellor (R.P.C.). To learn more about Rory you can visit his website here.

Rory works Saturday mornings and Monday evenings.

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