Areas of practice
- Addictions - Pornography
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Grief and Loss - General
- Intimacy Issues
- Life Balance
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Systems
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Response-Based Therapy
Counselling practice website:marymunro.ca
I can help.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor practicing in downtown Victoria. Counselling can help you function better: to feel more effective, to give you insight, to help you meet challenges and live more richly, to improve your relationships, and to give you self-confidence. Counselling can also help you access your creativity. I help many clients with challenges ranging from
- anxiety and stress
- relationship concerns, boundaries, communication
- self esteem
- obesity and eating concerns
- life transitions
- abortion grief
- internet addictions (porn, video games)
- sexual health and intimacy concerns
- prenatal loss
- healthcare concerns
My clients report significant results, usually a 4 out of 5, after about 10 sessions. Not only do they receive reassurance and comfort in counselling, they get clarity about what has been happening for them, and how to cope with it. They usually leave with tools to handle the situation -- approaches we have developed together that will help relieve the pressure on them.
My approach is varied, because I am responding to each person's unique situation. I hear your story fully and help identify patterns that are coming up, which are clues to recovery – it can be hard to see these patterns on your own. In practice, I draw upon Rogerian therapy, solution focused and narrative therapies, mindfulness, Bowen family systems, motivational interviewing, and some CBT. I have extensive experience helping people, most recently through Citizens' Counselling Centre of Greater Victoria. I am practical and caring. My clients tell me that I am warm, funny, thoughtful, resourceful, and effective. Counselling is confidential.
I also run group: Anger Management; also Exploring Eating: Mindfulness, Strategies and Self Esteem; and Living With Infertility -- A Workshop for Couples. For more information, please contact me by phone or email.
Living With Infertility: A Workshop For Couples
This is a half-day workshop designed for couples who are in the first year or two following a diagnosis of infertility or suspected infertility. This diagnosis can come as a real shock, and you may wonder "what does this mean for us?". The workshop is designed to help you answer that question. We can help you acknowledge and explore commons issues, as well as communicate and connect more effectively. We will also discuss tools to help with decision-making when the stakes are high, avoiding shame and blame, and developing a support network. Supportive and confidential.
Client fee individuals:$120, or sliding scale depending on circumstances
Client fee couples/families:$130, or sliding scale depending on circumstances