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Irene Gunn

Owner, Clinical Social Worker

I know how overwhelming life situations can be and how difficult it is to find the way through emotional pain. Finding yourself stuck experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression can really take over and make it seem like you are alone and moving forward is very difficult.

I tailor my work with couples and individuals to suit each individual need. I draw on styles of therapy that have been shown to make a difference in helping people find hope, healing and new ways to move forward toward the peace and satisfaction in life they most want. My work is client centered and trauma informed, so that I create a comfortable environment for you to feel secure, respected and valued as we work together.

Experience: Irene has over thirty years experience working in rural Nova Scotia with individuals, couples and families. She has been a Clinical Social Worker for 23 years. She graduated from the Dalhousie Maritime School of Social Work with her Masters in Social Work and from The Atlantic School of Theology with her Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theological Studies. She has a certificate in Adult Education from St Francis Xavier and a certificate in Trauma Therapy from St Michael’s College.

Irene has worked in rural Nova Scotia in community pastoral care and as a therapist in hospital and military mental health clinics. She has also worked as a manager in the health system in northern Nova Scotia in the departments of Addiction Services and Public Health. She started Transforming Tides Counselling private counseling clinic in 2018 as an online video counselling clinic to make counselling accessible to those struggling with their mental health within the community.

Irene is also a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and offers groups on learning to incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily life with a focus on strengthening your mental health.

Client Focus: Irene primarily works with individuals over sixteen years of age for in person and video counselling. She also works with couples.

Types of Therapy: She has training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Community Reinforcement Approach for addiction recovery and a certificate in Brief Trauma Therapy.

Issues: Irene focuses on counselling that supports people struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, loss and grief. She also works with couples experiencing conflict in their relationships.

More than just my work: Spending time walking on the mud flats and watching the tides is one of my favourite ways to relax and unwind. I also love to travel and explore all that this amazing world has to offer.

Are you ready to invite me to work with you as you become a stronger and more peaceful you?

Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation.

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