M.A. CPSY, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
It was William Paul Young who said, “Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.”
Hi, my name is Bill Holloway and there are a few things I know for sure. First is that William Paul Young was right… Life does take time and a lot of relationship! This truth has played a key role in forming who I am today as a person, and as a counselling therapist.
Today, I am all about relationships! For the last thirty years I have been serving folks in various capacities. Initially I began my career working with people in the service industry. I thoroughly enjoyed that work but got to a place where I wanted to have more of an impact on people’s lives. And so, I shifted my focus from mending fenders and painting cars and twenty-two years ago I began working directly with folks to help them create a life worth living, and then encouraged them to live that best life. Over those years I have taught, coached, mentored, and counselled people from all walks of life.
Now, another thing I know for sure, and again a truth that comes from the pen of William Paul Young. He reminded us that, “most of our hurts come through relationships… and so will our healing”.
Today, I am all about healing! These days I work as a counselling therapist helping individuals with their relationships. Not just their relationships with others, but also in their relationship with themselves. I believe that humans are complex beings and my approach to therapy is rooted in what I refer to as the “four pillars of humanness”. Think of these as the mental/emotional, physical, social and spiritual parts that make us human. Because we are Mental/Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual beings, my understanding of these four pillars informs the work that I do with my clients. I am convinced that our best life starts with learning how to engage these four pillars to develop a healthy relationship with ourselves, which then lead us to engage in healthy ways with others.
I have worked in private practice and public health to help couples work through struggles using the Gottman Couples Therapy model and Emotion Focused Therapy. I also have significant experience working as a specialist in Concurrent Disorders (the connection between Mental Health and Addictions). Another area of expertise and interest is helping men work on their mental and emotional health, including father’s who have lost children through miscarriage. I have also spent many years working in Mental Health Centers as a counselling therapist and specializing in Group Therapy Services and have specialized training in Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
Why work with me? I approach my work with a great deal of empathy and compassion, and I’m easy to talk to. I know that most of our hurts come through relationships… so does our healing. I also know and value the importance of getting to know you, and your perspective. I believe you bring the most important component of therapy to our work–you bring you. With your openness, honesty and commitment to counselling, we’ll get you on the road to happiness, healthiness, and wholeness, and a life worth living!
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