Lasting Wellness Counselling Services

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

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Lasting Wellness Counselling Services

Your source for heal‚Äčing and transformation

Are you feeling overwhelmed and overstressed?

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" - Rumi

Does your life look great from the outside and yet you are struggling to find inner peace and meaning? Do you feel stuck or feel like you are experiencing overwhelm from a history of losses or difficult, traumatic events? Do you suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions including problematic eating patterns as a result?


With over 20 years in community teaching and therapy experience, I am able to help online throughout Ontario on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and in person in Guelph, Ontario on Mondays (all clients will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and all precautions will be taken as advised by the Wellington Public Health Unit). Healing, transformation, and lasting wellness are possible when you reach out to me for support. In session, you will be listened to, validated, and empowered to learn to use evidence-based strategies that will help you to achieve peace and a sense of purpose

Therapy can give you a sense of security in the present moment, using techniques for grounding and being fully present that you can learn to apply when you need them most, and also on a regular basis.  From this new sense of security you may want to explore underlying wounds and traumas in order to gain acceptance of realities that cannot be changed and a new, less triggered perspective on past events.  You then can be unburdened from the past and more easily learn new skills to cope with with present and future situations with a sense of energy and freedom from no longer useful habits and patterns.  You will be fully supported to make the small, steady lifestyle and relationship changes you want to make and you can gain confidence in your ablity to meet challenges assuredly and develop increased resilience.

Therapeutic Services Offered:

Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Counselling starts with a thorough assessment to bring about an awareness of your strengths, concerns, and goals, and provides a framework for developing desirable solutions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on changing thoughts and behaviours and for better outcomes.

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Meditation and Mindfulness

A definition of Mindfulness is "paying attention in a particular way on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, bringing one's complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis".  

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Self-Compassion and Parts Work

The three main components of self-compassion are mindfulness of what is going on moment to moment, kindness to self, and recognition of common humanity. Since trauma can cause the personality to fragment into different parts in order to adapt to what is happening, an exploration of these parts with gentleness and self-compassion has been shown to improve therapeutic results.

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.

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Body Based (Somatic) Therapies

We contain trauma within our bodies through spending too much time in the fight or flight and/or freeze response with symptoms such as anxiety and panic attacks. Over time we can go into a collapse state which may be characterized by fatigue and depression. Body based therapies like breathing practices, yoga, EFT, self-acupressure, qigong, and other somatic therapies are some of the most effective ways to heal trauma and create lasting wellness.

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Clinical Hypnosis

A qualified healthcare professional is able to use clinical hypnosis to explore and address a wide variety of mental health and well-being matters.

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Schedule a free Wellness Consultation

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Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW