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SallY Merrick

sally merrick

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Counselling degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

I believe in approaching mental health holistically and experientially. I work from a strength-based and client-centred perspective. I utilize body-centred approaches, emotion-focused approaches, and mindfulness in my work with clients. I believe in helping clients develop self-awareness and a deeper understanding of the more unconscious feelings and beliefs that influence thoughts and behaviours. In doing this, we are able to address the root of the issue to create lasting change. I also have a special interest in ecopsychology, which examines how clients’ relationship with nature influences their experience and mental health.

I am LGBTQ2S+ affirmative.

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I offer individual counselling, couple’s counselling, and relationship counselling.

Psychodynamic, Emotion-Focused Theoretical Orientation

I draw from a psychodynamic theoretical orientation.  This means that when working with you, I am taking into consideration not only what is happening in your life now, but also what has happened in the past to influence your current attitudes, beliefs and responses.  My goal is to assist you in becoming self-aware, so that you can develop a more conscious way of coping with current and future difficulties.

Psychodynamic therapy also focuses on developing insight, or a deeper understanding of the often unconscious feelings and beliefs that typically override our best intentions and conscious thoughts.  It means we look not only at the ‘What’, but also at the ‘Why’, so that we can address the root of the issue.

In addition to understanding the ‘what’ and the ‘why’, I also guide you in exploring your feelings.  By becoming aware of your emotions and learning to express them in your work with me, you can begin to heal past hurts, tolerate difficult emotions, and use your emotions to help you lead an authentic, connected life.  My office is a place where you can practice feeling and expressing emotions that you might normally suppress or deny.

Some areas of interest and practice include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Self-esteem

  • Stress

  • Sexuality and gender

  • Identity

  • Relationships

  • Life transitions

  • Spirituality

  • Leaving high demand religions and faith crises

  • Religious de-affiliation


My rate is $125.00 / hour. 

My services may be covered by your extended health insurance; please speak to your insurance provider to determine the type of coverage you have.

I accept cash, cheque, E-transfer and credit card payment.

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