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Betty Stockley, director of Betty Stockley Counselling, is an experienced psychotherapist who has helped individuals and families make positive changes in their lives through counselling and through her writing, developmental programs and seminars. In this blog, Betty Stockley Counselling Services shares with you some of the insights and information we have gained through our years of experience offering counselling in Toronto. If you’ve been hesitating about whether to seek the help of a professional counsellor, this blog will help you get to know us, our philosophy, and our approaches to therapy. 

Please keep in mind that the information presented here is general; to discuss your personal goals and challenges, we encourage you to call and make an appointment to speak with one of our counsellors.

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    What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist

    We all aim for a happy and healthy life. The word ‘health’ does not only refer to physical fitness but also includes mental and emotional well-being. You should be able to control and regulate the conflicts between your desires and the actual events in your life. You have to identify your emotions and shape the way you react to them. However, it is challenging for many of us to understand our mental processes and in difficult situations, you may struggle with depression and anxiety. Though your family can support you, they might not always have a viable solution. Therapists and counselors, on the contrary, are trained and better equipped to help you here. At Betty Stockley Counselling, you can get assistance for yourself, your family and children

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  • 26/03/2019
    Quotes: Betty Stockley

    God, help me to understand myself

    Help me to be gentle with myself
    To understand myself
    To probe deep within my inner being
    To face my fear until I understand its origin
    To be honest with myself
    To face the lightness within
    To face the darkness within my soul.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: WAR


    War Zone
    Two countries at war,
    Caring not, who gets caught
    In the crossfire
    Of their discontent;
    In the ever accelerating noise
    Of their sharp barbed tongues.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: The Dance of Love

    The Dance of Love

    Your body joins my body
    In a Dance of Love -
    A dance as old
    As the world itself.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: Hands

    I look at my mother’s hands;

    Hands that hold love incarnate;
    Hands of healing;
    Hands of safety;
    Hands of strength and encouragement
    Maternal hands.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: My Son – Talk to Me

    My son, my heart aches for you.

    I feel your pain
    I see your anger
    I hear your arguments
    But, I don’t know how to reach you.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: Impenetrable Space

    Create your space

    To welcome you
    With what you need
    For your physical, emotional
    And spiritual well-being.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: Place of Resolution

    Come, My Beloved,

    Take my hand.
    Let us walk, together,
    On a voyage of exploration
    Through this - our home.
    Let us, within our house -
    Within our sanctuary,
    Engage, jointly,
    In the creation of a sacred place -
    A place of resolution
    Of reconciliation
    Of healing
    Of re-connectedness.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: A Touch

    I hold in my hand

    A book
    A book you gave me
    The night before surgery
    A night when you were afraid for me.

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  • 26/03/2019
    Looking at Our World Through Poetry: Fear of Intimacy

    I’m afraid to get too close. 

    I’m terrified 

    That I’ll be hurt - 

    Hurt, yet again. 

    I’m Afraid of Intimacy.

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  • Choosing Trauma
    Choosing Trauma

    We complain about the trauma in our lives. We cry, as well we might, over the tragedies and misfortunes that have seemingly followed us through life – the bad marriage, the failed business, the troubled children, the poor communication with our families and with our peers, etc.

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  • Sexuality/Sensuality/Intimacy Training
    Sexuality/Sensuality/Intimacy Training

    In our highly technological society, in order to obtain a job we must engage in years of formalized training. We must continue life-long training, updating our skills to maintain a level of expertise that will allow us to continue to compete in the job market.

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  • Positive Remembering
    Positive Remembering

    Two people meet and fall in love. Time passes and then, one day, he takes her to a special place and surprises her. Their special place could be a park, a restaurant, a room in one of their homes, some landmark place in their city, etc.

    He asks her to marry him. She says “yes’ and a beautiful ring is placed on her finger.

    Her eyes sparkle, her face glows. Yes, the ring sparkles too, but no diamond could ever outshine the beauty or the luminosity of her face. Her happiness shines from within, illuminating her whole being, spreading outward to touch those who love her.

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  • Stress and Addiction
    Stress and Addiction

    Stress is at an all-time high in our work places and in our homes.

    We are fearful of losing our jobs as companies downsize or move the majority of their operations off-shore.

    Businesses are expecting many of us to spend longer and longer hours at work and to take work home with us. We oblige them. Often we spend our evenings responding to that inner compulsion to do what we perceive to be our duty – to formulate our replies to the multitudinous emails.

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Betty Stockley Counselling

123 Edward St Unit 1101

Toronto, ON, Canada

M5G 1E2

Phone: 416-591-7672

Fax: 416-591-0803



Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Meet Online with Skype or Facetime.
Day and Evening Appointments Available

Saturday and Sunday: Emergency Appointments Are Available



Toronto and GTA


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