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About Margo

Margo is a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling Supervisor (MPCCS) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. She has special interests in working with clients who have experienced abuse, trauma, or traumatic childhoods.

Margo uses an integrated therapeutic approach which allows her to draw from more than one school of thereaptuic thought. She truly believes that client know what they need to heal and move forward with their lives, and he emphasized that the sessions are theirs. The client is always in control of the session, being guided by the therapeutic process, therapist support, and various resources to reach their goals.

Margo completed part of her training through the Counsellor Training Institute of Canada. She has taken additional professional training through the Traumatology Institute of Canada, Dalhousie School of Social Work, and other accredited organizations and associations. Margo strives to attend professional development opportunities that are relevant and of value to both herself and her clients.

Margo has volunteered with the Halifax Regional Police Victim Services On-Scene Mobile Response Unit where she offered support and resources to survivors of domestic violence, people in need of sudden death grief support, suicide intervention, and crisis intervention for victims of crimes or other types of trauma. Through this deeply fulfilling work, she found working with clients in their moments of crisis deepened her 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.

At New Dawn Counselling and Psychotherapy, Margo “empowers 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 Counselling Therapist and Registered Professional Counsellor. He has special interests in working with clients who struggle with life transitions (e.g., entering university, graduation, career change), depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, men’s issues, and stress.

Rory takes a client-centered approach to help clients reach their goals. He uses elements of short-term dynamic, humanistic/Rogerian, and existential therapy.

Rory completed his degree 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 is registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. To learn more about Rory you can visit his website here.

Rory has in-person appointments on Saturdays and online appointments on Monday evenings.

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