Bill James-Abra

Registered Psychotherapist


I've been a psychotherapist since 2011, and for 25 years was a hospital chaplain working with grief, trauma and loss. I'm a co-owner and co-founder of The Space Within, which is a community of therapists and wellness practitioners in Stratford.

CAPT Membership Number: 728

Issues I work with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Grief/Loss, Relationships/Family

My approaches

  • Relational Psychotherapy


MDiv (McMaster Univeristy) Two year internship in marriage and family therapy (Kitchener Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre)

We all want our lives and relationships to be authentic and life-giving. And when they're not, we know it and long to change. The change we need comes when we can understand ourselves more honestly and get beyond the old stories we tell ourselves, or the blame and counter-blame in our relationships. As a friend and mentor says: in therapy it's not so much that we "fix" our problems as that our problems "fix" us. Life presents us with difficulty, and the solution is our own growth.

Office Location

Market Square
35 Market Place
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A4