Courtney Jeffery

Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Dipl. Psych

Courtney Jeffery is a Registered Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist and Holistic Yoga Therapist. Courtney uses multiple evidence-based practices combined with her years of experience to reach her clients’ desired goals and aspirations as well as promoting their health and well being.

www.artofawareness.ca/therapy

Courtney Jeffery is a Registered Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist and Holistic Yoga Therapist. Courtney holds a diploma in psychotherapy from the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program (OPC) and is a member with the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT), and is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Working as a therapist with an established private practice for 14 years, she is known for her individualized and integrative approach to therapy that is both dynamic and effective. Her 6 year training in psychotherapy at OPC in Toronto, culminated with a thesis on Ecotherapy and the connection between nature and personal and developmental psychology. Additionally, she underwent a 3 year apprenticeship and over 17 years of study in yogic and ayurvedic psychology which has taken place in both Toronto, Canada and Rishikesh, India and throughout the United States. Courtney uses multiple evidence-based practices combined with her years of experience to reach her clients’ desired goals and aspirations as well as promoting their health and well being. Her therapeutic approach applies her expertise and extensive training in therapeutic modalities such as:

Relational and Attachment Psychology
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Development
Gestalt Psychology
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psycho-somatic psychotherapy
Mindfulness based practices
Ayurvedic and Eastern Psychology
Ecotherapy/Ecopsychology
Body-focused psychotherapy
Holistic Yoga Therapy

Courtney believes that therapy is an ongoing process that can be used to provide support during times of crisis and hardship, but much like nutrition or exercise, is also an essential aspect of maintaining personal, emotional and psychological well being. She has experience working with a wide range of clientele, providing an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to therapy that welcomes individuals without discrimination. Specifically, Courtney specializes in working with:

Trauma
Relational issues (individual and couples work)
The stresses of working in high profile and high stress work environments (including industries such as film, corporate and legal)
Self Confidence, Self Esteem and Body image
Chronic and acute physical and emotional pain
Anxiety and Depression
Abuse
Sex and sexuality (working with people of all genders and orientations)
Birth Trauma
Depression and distress during pregnancy and postpartum
Pre and Post natal preparation work for couples and individuals
Individuals or couples with fertility issues
Grief and Loss
Anger and Rage
Spirituality and spiritual abuse
People seeking to lead more integrated (whole) and meaningful lives
Psychiatric disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder

Currently Courtney offers the option of talk therapy, body-centered therapy, and ecotherapy to her clientele. Courtney provides in office, Skype and concierge sessions for clients with specified needs. Apart from working as a therapist, Courtney has worked as both a life and death doula, providing compassionate support and practical expertise to individuals and families transitioning through the processes of birth and death. She has lectured, lead trainings and presented workshops on various topics in Canada, India and the United States as well as leading outdoor education and edible plant excursions in local Ontario forests and wilderness.

Office Location

Peterborough, Ontario k9j3w1