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Colin Hayward

Colin Hayward

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Registered Psychotherapist
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$160 +HST
Sessions start at
$160 +HST

Colin is here to support you with anxiety, grief & loss, relationship challenges, and personal development.

Right for you if:

You want to strengthen the relationship you have with you partner(s) and learn how to communicate with them more effectively.
You’re interested in working on your personal development to drive healing and growth.
Your challenges with self-esteem are holding you back from pursuing your goals.
You are experiencing anxiety that keeps you from doing things you love and is affecting your relationships.
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Colin is here to lend a helping hand to adults who struggle with anxiety caused by low self-esteem, past traumas, or dealing with loss. By teaming up with Colin, he’ll lead you on a journey of self-discovery, empowering you to gain a deeper understanding of your emotions and equipping you with effective coping strategies. Colin also has a passion for supporting couples bridge the gaps in their relationship. By teaching you how to express your needs better and develop positive communication patterns, Colin will help you craft a personalized roadmap for growth in your relationship.

In session, Colin creates a safe space to share your inner experiences and anything you feel holds you back. He believes developing a trusting and genuine relationship is key to a successful therapy journey; therefore, his style is typically non-directive and collaborative. Together, you will develop a unique plan that helps you discover more about yourself and work through your challenges. Sessions with Colin may vary in structure as he tailors them to your individual needs and preferences. Colin believes the stories we tell ourselves help shape who we are, so he encourages clients to explore those stories together. He also offers concrete ways of working through anxiety to help clients lead bigger, fuller lives.

Outside of session, Colin is an avid cyclist and loves soccer and tennis. When he’s not outdoors, you can catch him in the kitchen cooking and baking fresh bread! In his downtime, Colin enjoys getting grounded through mindful meditation. Have some fun hobbies of your own? Colin is always eager to talk about what brings you joy as part of the therapy process with him.

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Right for you if:

You want to strengthen the relationship you have with you partner(s) and learn how to communicate with them more effectively.
You’re interested in working on your personal development to drive healing and growth.
Your challenges with self-esteem are holding you back from pursuing your goals.
You are experiencing anxiety that keeps you from doing things you love and is affecting your relationships.

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Q&A

If you could change professions for one day, what would you choose?
Definitely lighthouse keeper. I guess that might involve some time travel as well to go back when lighthouse keepers were actually a thing.
What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
I really enjoy cooking so my partner and I often plan something delicious to make on Sunday afternoon/evening. I like the planning and shopping that goes into trying something new or making an old favourite.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - The Talmud

Master of Education in Counselling, University of Northern British Columbia (2020)

Master of Environmental Studies, York University (2012)

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto (2005)

Self-Harm Interventions Workshop, Prince George Native Friendship Centre

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Workshop, University of Northern British Columbia

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

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