In the span of a year, I lost my dad, my health, my ability to work a job I loved, my relationship, and ultimately myself. My world was flipped upside down and 2015 was the year that I was forever changed.
Hi, I'm Hayley Yarish
Grief Guide, Registered Counsellor, Certified Life Coach & Highly Sensitive Human Being, passionate about holding space for the depths of the human experience and all things Mind, Body and Spiritual Integration.
Thank-you for being here
& welcome to the beginning of this adventure.
When my Dad died, it felt like my whole world had crumbled. Everything changed in an instant and I was just waiting for the next thing to go wrong.
Through this deeply painful yet transformational period I emerged differently,
I was forever changed by the depth of my own heartbreak.
The pain was still there, but I carried it differently.
The grief was still there, but I made space for joy as well.
I allowed the pain of grief to coexist within the beauty of life.
I found meaning and purpose through turning toward my pain, through honouring the truth of my experiences and by tapping into the wisdom, power and resilience of the human spirit.
Loss and grief has taught me so much about life.
It cracked me open. It forced me to turn inward, to look deeper, to ask big questions and to seek out answers. It has allowed me to sit with others in their pain, despair and unimaginable heartbreak, and to hold space for what’s possible on the other side of loss.
My experiences with loss continue to deepen who I am as a human, as a therapist and as a companion. It has prompted me to search for more many times over - more meaning, more depth, and more out of this life I get to live.
This is more than a profession to me, it is truly my hearts work.
And I am honoured to walk alongside you throughout this phase of your journey.
I take a gentle approach that is holistic in nature - focused on honouring and integrating experiences of the mind, body, and spirit.
I believe that you are the expert on your own life, therefore I structure my practice around a collaborative and client-centred approach.
It is my intention to create a safe and sacred space for honouring your story loss, deepening into self-reflection and self-discovery, discovering what healing means to you, and creating a pathway forward.
What I believe to be most important, is supporting you in tapping into the wisdom that already exists within and supporting you in becoming your own best healer.
I take an eclectic and integrative approach because you are unique - therefor your healing path needs to be tailored to align with you and your souls journey.
Together we will co-create an individualized plan for services that is designed just for you and your soul.
Professional Qualifications, Trainings & Certification
MA, Counselling Psychology
B.H. Ecol - Bachelor of Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences
Certified Life Coach - Rhodes Wellness College
Trained in International Coaching Federation [ ICF ] Core Competencies
EFT [ Emotional Freedom Technique / Tapping ] - Level 1 and Level 2
Spiritually Augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [ SACBT ]
DBT Skills Training
Registered Counsellor with the Canadian Association of Professional Counsellors [ CPCA ]
Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling [ MPCC ]
Registered Professional Counsellor [ RPC ]