Counselling

Malory is a Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate (RCT-C) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists.

She believes in a compassionate approach to therapy where you have a safe space to feel heard, supported, and understood.


My Approach

In counselling, I offer non-judgmental and supportive listening, coping skills for sitting with difficult thoughts and emotions, a place to practice setting boundaries that protect your time and energy, help to identify needs, guidance on how to heal from past wounds, another perspective on what you are going through, and a secure and trusting relationship.

Through our counselling relationship, I hope you will feel more grounded in your body, better able to notice and let go of unhelpful thoughts, more aware of and connected to your emotions, empowered to take actions that align with your values, needs, and dreams, and gain perspective on your place in the larger world, universe, and beyond.

For frequently asked questions about counselling therapy, visit my FAQs page. To get in touch to see if we would be a good fit for counselling, visit my Contact page.


WPATH Assessments

I am WPATH-trained and able to write letters of readiness for gender-affirming hormones and surgeries in Nova Scotia. I follow the current policies outlined in the WPATH Standards of Care (version 8) however I also advocate for an informed consent model of gender-affirmative care that reduces gatekeeping and barriers to medical treatment.


Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate (RCT-C) – Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT), 2020

Education

  • Master of Education in Counselling (MEd) – Acadia University, 2020
  • Master of Arts in Film Studies (MA) – Concordia University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media (BA)– Queen’s University, 2010

Recent Training and Professional Development

  • Introduction to Climate-Informed Therapy – Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, 2024
  • Advanced Somatic Techniques for Mental Health Professionals – Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, 2023
  • BDSM: Working with Kinky Clients – Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy, 2023.
  • Sexual Consent & Communication – Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy, 2023
  • Re-Imagining Care: A 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit for Service Providers – The Youth Project, 2022
  • Gender-Affirming Care: Surgical Readiness & Aftercare – Community-Based Resource Centre & prideHealth Nova Scotia, 2022
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Prescription Training for Healthcare Providers – Community-Based Resource Centre & prideHealth Nova Scotia, 2022
  • An Intercultural Approach to Gender-Based Violence Prevention with Newcomer Communities – Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, 2021
  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise – Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, 2021
  • Ally is a Verb: Africentric Ally Training – Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, 2021
  • Integrated Care for Gender Dysphoric, Gender Non-Binary, and Transgender Children into Adulthood – Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry Trans Health Symposium, 2021
  • Foundations: 5 Day Narrative Therapy Practice Training – Vancouver School For Narrative Therapy, 2021

Click here for a full list of Malory’s training and professional development.