About Me


I was born and raised in the London area. I currently reside North East of the city with my wife and four children. I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where I obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology and a Masters of Education degree in Counselling.

I have been providing formal counselling since 1996. I have provided personal, career, employment, rehabilitation, anger and pain management counselling. I have worked in various settings as I have counselled individuals, couples, and families. Throughout my counselling career, I have regularly consulted with professional treatment providers as well as to case managers and insurance adjusters/adjudicators. Since 2005, I have worked as a counsellor in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) field for Shepell.fgi, a division of Morneau Shepell. Since working at Morneau Shepell I have also provided consultations to organizational leaders, managers and Occupational Health and HR personnel. In May of 2010, I was promoted to a Clinical Manager position where I have been providing supervision, consultation and direction to counsellors and providing clinical insights and consultation to referral sources (e.g., STD and LTD case managers, Occupational Health and HR personnel, and other organizational leaders/managers).

Alongside my various employment roles, I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy through my private counselling practice. I typically provide counselling at my office, but I also provide counselling over the telephone and in the offices or homes of my clients.

I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families function at their full potential - helping them become whole, healthy and vibrant. To learn more about my counselling background and approach, please see Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am also passionate about assisting organizations operate at their full potential by becoming more effective and efficient, from a Human Resources perspective. I believe it is critical to have the right people, doing the right things with the right attitude. To achieve this, employees and volunteers require great leadership and management as well as having great team dynamics and appropriate resources and tools to do their job with excellence. I believe that leaders and managers have a tremendous impact on people’s general well-being and workplace performance and productivity. My desire is to provide support to leaders and managers to assist them in their critical roles.

To learn more about the leadership support services I provide, please see Leadership Support.


I attended the University of Western Ontario, where I obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology (1995) followed by a Masters of Education degree in Counselling (1997). During my Master degree, I completed a double major in career and personal counseling. In 2011, I successfully completed a 15 month Arrow Leadership Program, in the Executive Leader stream.

Professional Development

Continuous professional development on counselling topics (6-8 courses per year)2005 – present
Chick-Fil-A Leadercast: 1 Day Leadership Development Conference2008 & 2012 - 2015
Global Leadership Summit: 2 Day Leadership Development Conference (annually)2003 - 2015
EASNA (employee assistance trade association) 2-Day conference2012
Managing Effort, Getting Results2010
Researched for and presented monthly Lunch & Learns at 3M2008 - 2010
Short-Term Counselling workshop2007
Critical Incident and Stress Management Workshop2006
Addictions Workshop (assessment, referrals, and treatment)2006
First Aid and CPR2000 & 2004
How to Grow a Healthy Organization Seminar2004
Small Group Leadership Training2003
Pain Management, using the Biopsychosocial model of pain2002
New Directions in Treatment of Acute Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress2002
Job Retention and Beyond: 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee2000
Life Skills Phase I and II2000
Crisis Prevention Intervention1999 & 2000
Workshop on Bereavement: 1998
Workshop on Concurrent Disorders: Level I & II1998

Professional Associations

Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrist and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) – Number 2039-G
Professional liability insurance through McFarlan Rowlands