About Nicole

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Hey, I'm Nicole (she/her)

You feel lost and you have no idea where to go next. You feel like you do not have anyone that you can talk to while being your real, raw, and honest self. You often feel judged and like your feelings or emotions are not being validated. You want to feel accepted and find your safe space.

Sometimes life gets hard, and you need some help figuring out your next step. Sometimes life knocks you down and you are not sure where to go next. Whatever journey has led you to therapy, you are not alone. You are the expert in your own life, but it is okay to need some guidance as you navigate your path. Therapy can be scary, but you can and you will get through anything that comes your way. Together we will sort through your emotions, behaviours and problems and give you the tools you need in order to resolve any issues from the past, present or future. Working together, we will create that safe space you have been looking for that allows you to express yourself freely and get the good, the bad and the ugly off your chest. Not every moment will be easy, but remember that there is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t any.

I look forward to working with you and helping you along your journey. Please book a free 15-minute consultation with me to see if we would be a good fit together. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Benefits of Working with Me

  1. I am here to provide a safe, validating and empathetic inclusive space, free of judgement and pressure.
  2. I believe in a person-centered approach. You are the expert of your life, and you should have the most input on your therapeutic journey.
  3. I offer affordable, virtual counselling with flexible hours that meet your busy schedule.
  4. I meet you where you are at,and use an individualistic approach. 
  5. I consult with a supervisor and engage in personal therapy on a weekly basis.

Credentials

I have an undergraduate degree in Youth and Children’s Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University (2017) and I am currently completing my Masters of Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University (2023). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO and a member with the CCPA. I have completed Crisis Intervention Training and am in the process of being certified to administer the GAIN-Q3 MI ONT assessment.

Populations

  • Pre-teens (10+)
  • Teens 
  • Adults
  • Couples

Modalities

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma-informed
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness 
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Integrative 

Areas of Focus

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression,
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Relationships

Benefits of Online Booking & Virtual Sessions

  1. Book anywhere, anytime.
  2. Get instant confirmation of your appointment
  3. No back and forth emails or voicemails
  4. Complete all paperwork online, no scanning and emailing required
  5. Attend therapy from the comfort of your own home with maximum comfort and privacy
  6. No need to arrange transportation or commute
  7. All you need is an internet connection and a quiet, comfortable space

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs!

Nicole Bateson

Student Therapist