Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss - General
- Grief and Loss - Pets
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relaxation Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.gmway.com
Dr. Gayle Way is a registered psychologist and feminist therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience in providing consultation, psychotherapy and counselling to men, women and couples. She sees clients for short-term problem-oriented therapy (e.g. stress management) and for more long-term transformative therapy.
Philosophy: "I believe that the ability to heal, both emotionally and physically, is an inherent part of people's essential nature. As a psychologist and co-founder of ESM, an Energy-based psychotherapy, I help people learn how to embrace and to negotiate their own unique healing journeys, functioning at different times as a witness, a guide, a facilitator and a coach. To this end, my clinical work reflects a highly intuitive, heart-centred approach to therapy and healing which incorporates a strong academic and clinical background in psychology, an understanding of psychological and spiritual laws and my gifts as a PsychoEnergetic and Self-Awareness Coach. In this way, I strive to provide a truly "holistic" therapy which addresses the needs of Mind, Body and Spirit."
Do you struggle with obsessive thoughts, chronic anxiety or recurring bouts of depression? Are you unhappy in your marriage or by your lack of success in finding a satisfying relationship?
Dr. Gayle Way has successfully helped many individuals with these problems and more. She is a Registered Psychologist and feminist therapist with over 25 years experience in the practice of Clinical Psychology. She has worked extensively with survivors of psychological trauma including victims of accidents and crimes as well as survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. She has a clientele of men, women and couples and possesses /special expertise in working with issues relating to childhood sexual abuse, and gay men and women.
Dr. Way is also a co-founder and pioneer in the development of a powerful therapeutic approach called Energetic Self-Manifestation or ESM, a blend of “talk therapy” and a new form of energy healing which brings about healing on all levels: psychological, physical and spiritual. ESM represents both a treatment approach and a new philosophical approach to life which helps to focus one’s Intent for Change and to access self-limiting or fear-based beliefs laid down in the “unconscious mind”. The ESM perspective helps us to use the Law of Attraction in a more powerful way because it is about the Energetic Impact of Beliefs and our Relationship with Self. More specifically, ESM teaches us that we create from one of two sources. We create from the self-limiting belief system which is fear-based and we create from our Innate Wholeness, our core centre of Love, which represents the highest vibration there is.
Short-Term or Longer-Term Therapy. It’s up to you!
Dr. Way provides short-term, solution-focused therapy for those individuals who have experienced a “bump in the road” and wish to eliminate a symptom and/or to improve their functioning in one area of their lives. She offers longer term “transformative” therapy to those individuals who seek deeper, more comprehensive change.
In ESM-based Couples Therapy, each couple is invited into the therapy session as two separate individuals, each separately integrating their personal selves – the parts of themselves that they don’t feel so great about; the parts they are embarrassed by or don’t want to feel. An exploration of each individual’s understanding of what this means to them becomes a focus of the therapy, i.e. What are my beliefs about myself? Who am I bringing into this relationship? The sentiment behind ESM, then, is that first I have to be O.K. with myself or I’ll never be O.K. with anyone else.
Another core foundational truth of ESM is the recognition that WE ARE LOVE. The more real that truth becomes for each individual in a couple, the more “giving and receiving” ceases to be an issue.
We are eternal and constant. We are Energy so everything that we have experienced – the belief or feeling around that experience – is right now in our cells. This includes childhood wounding. That is why we act like two year olds sometimes! Moreover, where there is a wound we are going to react from that place. Thus when events in the present trigger childhood wounds, a knee jerk reaction is elicited rather than a thoughtful response. In ESM, the Energy goes to those places of which we are not even conscious and removes the charge from such wounding.
Throughout the therapy session with couples, Dr. Way interfaces with the larger Energy field “sharing” the Energy with the couple. The co-creative process which ensues amongst all participants, the Energy, the Dr. Way and the couple, serves to create a sense of safety and empowerment for the couple. Such safety enables the core issues of concern to the individuals/couple to be brought up, i.e. what is really happening and what is truly significant for the individuals present? The Energy supports the individuals in “finding their voice”, in speaking their truth and in listening. This results in couples becoming more authentic with each other and clearer in terms of what they wish for themselves in a relationship.
Who can Benefit?
A wide range of men, women and couples can benefit from Dr. Way’s clinical skills. For example, individuals who seek release from symptoms of deep-seated trauma, panic or the dark moods and paralysis of depression – as well as individuals who seek growth and increased self-awareness wishing to become more self-realized, accountable and productive and, yes, more joyful and playful, in their daily lives.
Dr. Way welcomes questions and would be happy to set up an initial consultation appointment with you. Please call or email her today
Please note: Dr. Way’s Standard Poodle, Bella, is available to visit with clients who would find comfort in sharing their pre-appointment/appointment time with a “Therapy Dog”. Bella, who is never pushy, would be “out of sight” of those clients who are not comfortable around dogs and is never in the therapy office unless invited by a client.
Client fee individuals:$190 per 60 minute hour ; $225 - 90 minutes
Client fee couples/families:$190 per 60 minute hour; $225 - 90 minutes;