Natalie Velbovets

MACP, RP, Member of Canadian
Counselling and Psychotherapy Association


I build my practice on a deep belief that every individual is unique, valuable and is the best expert of his/her own life. I believe that despite the difficulties you may experience in your life you know what you need and I am ready to help you in a manner that is relevant to your present life and situation. 

My main focus is on building on your own strengths and potential you already have and on empowering you to find and recognize your own voice, desires and inner needs.

I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment that helps to explore your inner  thoughts, feelings, emotions, conflicts and experiences that may negatively influence your life change them and transform them to your growth.  

I immigrated to Canada 10 years ago and provide counselling in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages.

My Approach & Values

In my everyday practice I utilize various approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Brainspotting and attachment theory.

During sessions, I am trying to be highly attuned to my client’s experience and feelings. I am compassionate and try to help my clients to learn their dysfunctional coping strategies and find more appropriate and constructive ones that will serve their unique needs and goals. 

 

My Experience

  • Individual and couples counselling 
  • Counselling of individuals from different cultural backgrounds

My Education

  • Master of Art in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University 
  • Master of Art in Psychology, National Pedagogical University of Ukraine

 

"As long as he denies his own agency, real change is unlikely because his attention will be directed toward changing his environment rather than himself."

― Irvin D. Yalom, The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human."

― Irvin D. Yalom

"To fully relate to another, one must first relate to oneself. If we cannot embrace our own aloneness, we will simply use the other as a shield against isolation."

― Irvin D. Yalom