Professional and Accessible Counselling Services for Huntsville, Muskoka & surrounding communities

69 West Rd, Huntsville, ON., P1H 1L4.           louise@huntsvillecounselling.com.         (705) 380 1202

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Are you in a Controlling Relationship?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in a Controlling Relationship?

  Most of us have had experience with controlling behavior.  Someone tries to tell you what to do, how you should dress or what career we should have.  This often starts with our parents and we get so used to the idea that others have a say in our life that it seems normal. When our partners then also become controlling we accept it as a normal and acceptable part of life, after all they are just trying to do what is best for us. But what if, just for a moment, we stood back and took a really good look at what is going on?  We are each...

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Being an adult in relationships

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Being an adult in relationships

There are many reasons couples end up in counselling. A lack of intimacy, affairs, drifting apart, fallen out of love, constant fighting and boredom are among the common reasons couples come into my office.  All of these things can be dealt with a high rate of success in counselling if both partners are willing to take responsibility for their role in the current situation, put the effort into repair and rebuilding, and work on themselves.  Serious relationship problems usually arise not because relationships are going through a difficult...

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Why Go to a Therapist?

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in April, Benefits of Therapy | 0 comments

Why Go to a Therapist?

  No-one likes to thinks they NEED therapy.  But really everyone could benefit from an occasional visit with a skilled therapist. Therapy has been the butt of many a joke for decades now, ever since Freud starting analyzing our sexuality and Pavlov kept food from his dog.  The idea that if you need therapy you must be crazy has long been perpetuated in our culture. But the fact is that therapy has come a long way and most people could benefit from the skills and knowledge of modern psychotherapists. It is not weakness to get help for...

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Choosing the right therapist for you

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in April | 0 comments

Choosing the right therapist for you

  Choosing the right therapist can be a daunting task. How do you know if someone is a good fit or will share your values or vision? I have put together some points for you to consider in choosing the right therapist for you. Check Qualifications. These days it is considered a minimum to have a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Psychology or Social Work to offer psychotherapy.  You wouldn’t go to a doctor who didn’t have the minimum qualifications so please be mindful of trusting your mental health with someone who doesn’t...

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An Introduction

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in April | 0 comments

An Introduction

My name is Louise Parkinson and I am venturing into private practice under the auspices of Huntsville Community Counselling. I came into counselling after going through a series of midlife challenges all at once, forcing me to reevaluate everything I thought was solid.  I found great peace through mindfulness and therapy.  I decided to make it my life’s work to help others going through difficult life situations. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am going through the final stages of being registered with the...

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Special Rates

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Special Rates

I have special rates for students and low income earners. Call me for more info today… Everyone should have access to therapy if they feel they need it. Ask me about my special rates… Are you a low income earner or a student? I want everyone who feels they need help to be able to access help so call me to discuss special arrangements. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: I offer a special flat fee of $20 for local area high school students. Please call me for your confidential appointment

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