Dr. Betty Stockley, Director of Betty Stockley Counselling Services, is a widely recognized psychotherapist, educator, lecturer and consultant in Human Relations. With over 40 years of experience and an extensive education, she graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a masters degree in education/psychology/sociology. She has worked extensively and effectively with individuals, with couples and with families in crisis. Her approach to problems and to people is always a practical and a concerned one.
Betty has held various positions in the fields of Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation and Education. She has been: Director of the Department of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital; Coordinator and Instructor of the Rehabilitation Counselling Certificate Program at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Rexdale, Ontario; Therapist and Administrator of the Salvation Army’s Sheltered Workshop Program for individuals with emotional problems, Toronto, Ontario; and Administrator and Educator for the Newfoundland and Ontario Boards of Education. She has been in Private Practice as a psychotherapist for more than 40 years.
Betty’s formal studies were pursued at the University of Toronto and at Memorial University in Newfoundland. She later pursued studies at Harvard University, Farleigh Dickenson University and the University of North Texas.
Betty believes in keeping up with new developments. She regularly attends conferences in her various areas of expertise.
She has travelled to select European and American centers, researching further the areas of Human Development.
Betty is a member of a number of professional organizations: The American Academy of Health Care Providers in The Addictive Disorders; The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Play Therapy International; The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; Family Mediation Canada; The Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; The Association for Death Education and Counselling; Bereaved Families of Ontario; Bereavement Ontario Network; The Ontario Psychotherapy Association and the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
She is the author of the book Growing Through Crisis – From Loneliness to Love, an autobiographical work. She is working on the development of a number of books for children.
She has been a guest on a number of television and radio shows and has often been called by the press for her expert opinion on a variety of subjects dealing with Human Behaviour. She has also been invited to speak at various centers.
Betty believes in the intrinsic worth of each individual. She works with people in practical ways to help them achieve their highest potentials. This is what enables her to help people to become happier and more successful. Her style is an interactive one. Therapist and client embark on a journey together.
“After all, if we are afraid to reach out, what is the other choice? … the utter despair of being closed off from meaningful, dignified, loving contact with our fellows and that, for me, would be the greatest vulnerability, the greatest fear of all, the ultimate loneliness.”
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