It is this broken road with pitfalls and sharp turns and unexpected traverses that has brought me joy and adventure.
- Alice Walker
About Jai Richards
I completed my counselling training in Vermont and I am qualified to work with individuals who present with a wide variety of issues. I work face-to-face in both a short and long-term capacity with individuals. My experiences have given me the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds with many different needs and requirements.
My aim is to work in partnership with you in a safe therapeutic, non-judgmental environment to explore aspects of your life that you may wish to clarify, understand or change. My aim is also to help you accept yourself, change your behaviour to one which is more productive for you and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
There are many different theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. I believe that there is not just one model that helps everyone. I draw on a variety of techniques and theoretical models depending on the issues I am working with.
I have worked with clients who present with a variety of issues; however the areas I specialize in are:
Trauma and pressures
People who suffer from depression, anxiety and stress
I also have extensive experience working with individuals that have been violent and/or experienced violence in their intimate partner relationships.
I am committed to ongoing learning and training. In order to maintain my certification, I must engage in a set number of professional development hours every year.
MA Counselling Psychology (Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont)
BA Psychology (University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario)
I am a Registered Psychologist. Good therapeutic practice requires that regular supervision is undertaken. Supervision is a form of quality control and a way of ensuring that the therapeutic standards are maintained.
As a Registered Psychologist I am bound by the CPA code of ethics. I have full Professional Indemnity insurance coverage.