Education and Training
Member: Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
25+ years in Pastoral ministry, Manager of Pastoral Services, Guelph General Hospital
I have personal experience and professional insight into the journey of deep loss, mourning and grief. I have 30 years of experience in teaching and counseling, as an ordained minister and Hospital Chaplain, Primary school teacher, and private practice in counseling.
At the age of 41 I became a widower, the father of three young children. I know, personally, the path of grief recovery and healing. I have re-discovered renewal, energy and passion, and feel compelled to share my story and experience in service to others. I 'Will Walk With You' along your journey, creating a safe environment in which to discover your healing, completion and renewal.
I work with a paradigm of possibility rather than pathology. My approach to both Life Transitions Coaching and Grief Recovery is to first listen.
As a companion on your Grief journey I Will Walk With You as together we work on bringing completion to your pain and isolation, releasing the past, reconnecting to your present, and reorienting to your future. This approach and focus will also serve those who I work with for other challenges in their lives, other than identified grief issues; general counseling.
As Coach we will together work toward discovering, articulating, aligning and achieving your goals, your sense of what ‘next’ may be for you. We discover and achieve renewed meaning, purpose and vitality for your life.
I will offer you my compassion, experience and encouragement. Together we journey into your renewed life.
"We are not just humans being – we are also humans becoming, constantly in a state of change. To the degree to which we are aware of these changes and take responsibility for them, we are freer to become more of who we are capable of becoming."
~ Pat Williams/Diane S. Menendez