Vanessa Hazelwood, M.A. RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Hi, I’m Vanessa (she/her)

I’m the founder of Clarity Counselling Services and a Registered Psychotherapist.

With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I have had the pleasure of supporting, guiding and holding space for a diversity of clients experiencing a range of concerns. It is my sincere privilege to provide therapeutic support to individuals and couples as they navigate life’s challenges.

I am passionate about women’s wellness and helping clients experiencing: stress, life transitions, depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges. I further specialize in perinatal mental health and couple’s therapy.

I enjoy nurturing new and seasoned parents through all parts of the perinatal journey and helping clients through the challenges, transitions, triumphs, or losses that can accompany conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I provide a calming and constructive presence in helping couples work through challenges with communication, conflict, intimacy, or connection, as well as balancing roles, stressors and responsibilities. I am invested in helping partners understand one another’s needs more deeply and heal from experiences which have created pain or disconnection. I also have training and experience in providing sex therapy and can comfortably assist clients in addressing various concerns around creating satisfying sexual and intimate experiences.

In our work together, I ensure to individualize the therapeutic approach for each client’s needs and goals, and I may draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies. I may also draw from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or parts-work therapies.

I take a gentle approach to therapy and truly value creating a therapeutic relationship where my clients feel comfortable to bravely and vulnerably share their personal circumstances. I want to ensure you that your openness will be met with understanding and kindness.

Together, we build a warm, trusting therapeutic relationship, where you can feel the comfort and safety of an accepting, non-judgmental place to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I take a conversational and collaborative approach to the counselling process.

I honour each client’s hopes, strengths, goals, challenges and feedback. I happily welcome feedback at every stage at the journey in order to make therapy a meaningful and constructive experience for you. I so look forward to getting to know you and supporting you.