Hi, I'm Hayley
Grief Guide, Registered Counsellor, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Highly Sensitive Human Being, passionate about holding space for the depths of the human experience and all things Mind, Body and Spiritual Integration.
2015 was the year that changed everything.
I lost my dad, my health, my ability to work a job I loved, my relationship, and ultimately myself.
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. I lived in a constant state of fear, stress and anxiety, which you can imagine - took its toll on my mind, my body, and my spirit.
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 support my clients in moving through grief, loss, pain and unimaginable heartbreak with integrative practices that support the mind, body and spirit so that they can begin to (re)discover who they are on the other side of loss.
You are the expert on your own life, your own grief, and you hold the wisdom within you to emerge and evolve from this painful place - but you are not in it alone, I am here to walk alongside you with an open and compassionate heart.
It is my intention to create and hold space to honour your story loss, to move through grief, to deepen into self-reflection and self-discovery, to discover what healing means to you, and to pave a pathway forward.
Education, Training & Certifications
MA, Counselling Psychology
B.H. Ecol - Bachelor of Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences
Certified Life Coach - Rhodes Wellness College, Trained in International Coaching Federation Core Competencies [ICF]
Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification and Approved Provider, MISS Foundation
Certified Grief Counselling Specialist
Usui Holy Fire Reiki Level 1 & 2 Luminaries Healing
Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT] / Tapping - Level 1 and Level 2
Spiritually Augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [SACBT]
DBT Skills Training
200 hr Meditation Teacher Training [in progress] The Lab of Meditation
Grief Movement Training [in progress]
Canadian Association of Professional Counsellors [CPCA]
Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling [MPCC]
Registered Professional Counsellor [RPC]