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Our Team

Sadie Douglas

Clinical Counsellor

Sadie (Mercedes) believes the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful tools in a therapist’s toolkit. Her intention is to create a supportive space where clients can feel heard as they create new ways of relating to their world. Her mission is to help people live more conscious lives by the way of learning to embrace life rather than fear it.

Sadie enjoys merging evidence-based approaches with integrative tools such as mindfulness, yoga and hypnosis to help clients achieve their goals. Outside of clinical practice, she is most content spending time in nature, among loved ones and preferably in the company of animals.



Psychotherapeutic approaches offered:

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Clinical hypnosis is a powerful integrative tool when merged with professional counselling or psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Hypnosis is a natural state of trace and can be defined as a “focused attention”. During hypnosis the brain waves radically slow down, such as in REM sleep, which open the gateway to the subconscious mind where our habits, emotions, fears and long term memories are stored. In short, hypnosis allows a conversion to take place between our levels of consciousness which grant the opportunity to change limiting beliefs and conditioned emotional or behavioral responses that can unlock our true potential.

Hypnosis like any therapy modality is not a magic cure all, however, there is significant evidence-based research supporting its efficacy in diverse array of mental health concerns such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, self-compassion, self-confidence, motivation, insomnia, pain management, etc.


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