Gillian Curtis
Background

My journey into counselling is deeply rooted in my own personal experiences in therapy. It was there that I was met with compassion, care, and support. In those moments, as someone truly witnessed my pain and offered me a safe space, a real transformation occurred within me.

This experience ignited my own personal belief in the power of connection. It wasn't just about the words spoken or the techniques used; it was about the genuine human connection forged in those therapy sessions. Inspired by this experience, I am driven to create similar spaces for others – spaces where individuals can feel seen, heard, and understood on a deep level. When you meet me, you'll find that I am warm, compassionate, and approachable. Clients often connect with my inviting nature, finding comfort in the safe and non-judgmental spaces I create.

Prior to pursuing my Master’s in counselling, I gained experience working at crisis lines, safe houses, emergency shelters, and supporting Survivors of violence and abuse. Each of these experiences has deepened my understanding of human resilience, revealing the remarkable strength found in people.

Outside of the therapy room you'll find me mountain biking on the north shore trails, indulging in a new crochet project, embracing cold ocean dips, taking my dog Oli out for walks, and immersing myself in a captivating book (sci-fi and fantasy are my favourites!). If you're interested in working with me or have any questions, you are welcome to book a free 30 minute consultation. This will give you a chance to see if working together feels like a good fit for you!

Areas of Experience

Trauma & PTSD
Finding Purpose & Meaning
Managing Burnout and Stress
Addicition
Shame
ADHD
Emotional Distress & Dysregulation
Depression and Anxiety
Healing Vicarious Trauma and Building Resilience
Low Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
Spirituality
Violence & Abuse

Therapeutic Approaches

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Solution Focused
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Trauma Informed
Feminist
Culturally Sensitive
Somatic Therapy
Client-Centered

Rates & Availability

Rates:

Individual Counselling (50 minutes): $130.00+GST
Individual Counselling (75 minutes): $165.00+GST


Availability:

Tuesdays: In-person & Online, 9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesdays: In-person & Online, 9:00am-7:00pm

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