If our counselling practice were an orchestra, we would have three sections corresponding to brass, woodwinds and strings: the counselling section, the supervision section and the education section.
Counselling. Since the practice began in 1996, individual, couple and family counselling has been the centre of the work. We consult with clients on a broad range of mental health concerns, with specialized interest and training in work with couples, those who mourn, workplace issues and increasingly with teens, young adults and their families.
Supervision. In 2009 William completed the accreditation to become an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Since that time he has provided clinical supervision to practicing Social Workers and to AAMFT members working towards acreditation as Clinical Fellows. Beginning this past January, William has provided group supervision to the Social Work team of the Regional Cancer Program at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.
Education. We have a strong, ongoing interest and commitment to education. This past year our 'classroom' included supervisees as well as colleagues who attended workshops on Narrative Therapy and Grief. In January 2014, we welcomed Rhea Plosker, as a first Post-Graduate counselling intern. Rhea is now an associate working within the practice.
All of us at William Cooke & Associates would like to wish our clients and friends the very best for 2015 and to share with you our December 2014 newsletter and a Winter meditation.