Our Counsellors

To book appointments, phone 1-888-350-2011.

Please leave a voice message to receive a phone call back as there is no live person answering the phone. 

Please note that we currently have a wait list so it may be 3-4 weeks

before the next available therapist can be assigned to you. 

Jenniel Taylor-Samuel

Jenniel Taylor-Samuel, M.Ed, is a trained Life and Career Coach and has experience working with women’s 12- step recovery groups and crisis counselling. Having lived in the Caribbean, England, and Canada, Jenniel brings an awareness of Cultural Diversity and uses a Trauma-Informed Approach as she helps clients embrace their potential and design winning environments to support them on their journey to wholeness.

 

As an empathetic listener, Jenniel provides a judgment-free environment so clients can freely share what frustrates, scares, confuses, or challenges them. Where applicable, Jenniel incorporates spirituality into the counselling process for holistic growth and healing. She focuses on clients’ strengths through Solution-Focused techniques and encourages story exploration and meaning-making through narrative interventions. 

 

Jenniel loves learning, watching British TV, nature, and traveling. She is completing a Master of Divinity through Denver Seminary and is pursuing Psycho-Spiritual Therapy Education through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/ Association canadienne de soins spirituels.

Jenniel provides  counselling sessions on-line by video or phone. 

Surya Leigh Mellor

Surya Leigh Mellor, MFA, is completing a Master of Pastoral Studies with a Certificate in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto). 

Surya Leigh has experience providing spiritual care in the healthcare setting with a focus on end-of-life care. She brings sensitivity to bereavement, loss and transition conversations. Her focus is holistic, human-centred, strengths-based and spiritually-integrated. She draws upon integrating Mindfulness, Somatic practices, Narrative Approaches, Artistic Exploration and nature-based interventions.

 

One can expect a non-judgmental, inclusive and compassionate space when entering a counselling relationship with Surya Leigh. With a deep respect for the innate wisdom of the body, the psyche and the human spirit, Surya Leigh strives to foster curiosity and self-awareness for what emerges in the here and now of the session. She is committed to journeying alongside individuals and families to support them in embodying the life that they want to live.

Surya Leigh offers counselling sessions on Wednesdays in-person from 11 am to 7 pm at Community Counselling Exeter location (264 Main St S, Exeter, ON in Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church building) and Fridays on-line by video or phone. 

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Jenica
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Jenica Groot-Nibbelink, M.A. in English Language and Literature, is completing a Master’s degree in Ministry Leadership. Equipped with a background in campus ministry, she understands the importance of relationships. She has learned that life is found, not in denying our griefs, but through an acknowledgement of them. When we allow the losses we experience to become part of our life stories, we realize we survive best by journeying through our losses. Jenica looks forward to working with you as you learn to accept life’s circumstances.

 

Through the use of active listening, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy, she seeks to accompany clients through their life, including their darkest nights. With compassion and a deep sensitivity, Jenica invites clients to share their stories. Jenica explores with clients how the losses we experience might be used to nourish our souls and lives. Our souls may enlarge after a loss; it may be possible to cultivate a deeper connection, a more honest empathy, and an increased vulnerability.

 

Jenica brings her personal experience into a practice of hearing, holding in mind, and recasting one’s life story anew. She is able to empathize with clients because, in March of 2014, her life was radically altered following a serious car accident, a lengthy hospitalization and years of rehabilitation. In her work, Jenica supports empowering clients striving to promote more wholehearted living.

Jenica offers counselling sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays in-person or on-line by video or phone.

Sneha Jeyaseelan

Sneha Jeyaseelan, MA Ed

Sneha’s kindness, care and compassion are strengths that she offers in journeying with her clients towards wholeness and healing. Her primary goal is to allow people to talk through their feelings and emotions. She supports her clients through strength-based and solution-focused therapy. If a client desires, Sneha explores life’s challenges through the lens of Biblical stories to provide encouragement, hope and personal development through the various struggles of everyday life.

Sneha is fluent in English and basic conversational Tamil. Sneha’s spirituality provides her with strength and guidance to be resilient through the most challenging circumstances. Sneha is pursuing a degree in Theology and Discipleship.

Sneha provides on-line counselling services by video or phone .

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Dela Lubin

Dela Lubin, BA, is currently completing a Master of Pastoral Studies in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care at the University of Toronto. In this program, she studies and researches client-centered psychotherapy within a spiritual context. Dela assists individuals in finding meaning and purpose in their life situations through a deeper understanding of themselves and their world through conversation-based assessments and therapy. Dela is experienced in providing psycho-spiritual therapy to individuals, families, and groups. Dela also works as a Counsellor with high-risk youth within the city of London. 

 

Previously Dela worked as an ESL Teacher in China and more recently as a Health Care Coordinator. She has a passion for helping people discover their inner resources and strengths. In her sessions, Dela offers a non-judgmental and safe space where you can explore your inner emotions and life situations at your own pace. She believes that difficult life situations are not to be feared, and when approached and explored with awareness, can become forces for amazing change in an individual’s life.

Dela offers in-person sessions at Community Counselling Exeter location (264 Main St S, Exeter, ON in Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church building) on Mondays from 11 am - 7 pm and on-line counselling sessions by video or phone on Wednesdays.

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Luba Rascheff

Luba Rascheff, MDiv holds a Master of Divinity from the Harvard Divinity School. She is enrolled in the Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) Program at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

 

Luba has been providing spiritual care as a chaplain in Toronto, Ontario for the past four years in two retirement communities. She has experience facilitating conversations that explore emotions, family relationships, fears, anxieties, and grief and loss. Luba is a compassionate listener who provides person-centered care. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in her sessions.

 

Luba is a blogger and an independently published author.

Luba provides on-line counselling sessions on Wednesdays by video or phone.

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Mike Burns

Mike Burns, MDiv holds a Master of Divinity degree from Knox College at the University of Toronto and is an ordained minister in The Presbyterian Church in Canada.  Mike uses a holistic, person-centred, strengths-based approach in working with people and seeks to provide a safe, caring, non-judgemental space. He has experience in grief, loss, anxiety and trauma. Mike works with clients using an integrated approach with Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Family Systems theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Mike serves as a fire chaplain with a volunteer fire department where he works with firefighters and their families as well as with victims and witnesses. He is currently completing his Master of Pastoral Studies from Knox College and is pursuing certification as a Psycho-Spiritual Therapist through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels. 

Mike offers on-line counselling sessions by video or phone and may be available for in-person sessions.

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Aisha Husseini

Aisha Husseini, BA, is completing a Master’s Level Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, DTATI, at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Aisha studied psychology and thanatology at an undergraduate level and completed a certificate in loss, grief and bereavement studies. She has experience working in the areas of traumatic brain injury, mental health, addiction, trauma and suicide loss. Aisha brings compassion, empathy and a trauma-informed approach to her work. Her focus is on person-centred care, supporting growth, inner strength and resiliency in her clients.

 

She draws upon combining the creative process and therapy to facilitate self-exploration and understanding to achieve client goals. Aisha holds that art can be used as a tool for communication, self-examination, exploration and healing for people of any age or ability.

 

Aisha also believes that the counselling relationship is paramount to the therapeutic process and is dedicated to fostering connections. She approaches her clients with a non-judgmental attitude, inclusivity, compassion and respect for their individual needs. She works collaboratively with her clients to foster curiosity, self-awareness and growth of one’s authentic self. Aisha practices from an anti-oppressive lens and identifies as a BIPOC individual and ally.

 

Aisha is offering a free art therapy group for ages 14-18, every other Tuesday starting Nov 2, 2021 from 4 - 6 pm at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church building (264 Main St S, Exeter, ON). The art therapy group is called "Managing Anxiety with Art."

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Jane Miller Voll

Jane Miller Voll, RP (Qualifying) is completing a Master of Arts degree in Theology, Counselling and Spiritual Care at Martin Luther University College, Wilfrid Laurier University. She is training in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels.


Jane is a Certified Focusing Professional with the Focusing Institute in New York, a Certified Facilitator in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, a Reiki practitioner, and she is in the final stages of certification in Somatic Experiencing (SE). Her background includes working with individuals and groups to foster wellness, trauma healing and recovery.  


Jane has a body-based, multi-cultural orientation to psycho-spiritual wellness.  Her person-centered, humanistic and integrative practice includes solution-focused, mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches to supporting clients, depending on their needs and preferences.   

Kristine Ridler

Kristine Ridler, MTS, EFT Couples Therapist, RP (Qualifying) completed her Master of Theological Studies at McMaster Divinity College. Her background includes working with childhood and adult trauma, relationship dynamics, attachment injuries, parenting concerns, loss and grief, chronic pain, domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, and personality disorders.

Kristine works from an attachment lens using a person-centered, strength based, and trauma-informed perspective. She offers an empathic, non-judgmental, safe space for clients to discuss their concerns, rediscover their strengths, and overcome challenges. Her goal is to walk alongside people and collaborate with them to inspire hope, growth, and healing on their journey towards wholeness. Kristine is an avid reader who is enthusiastic about learning. She enjoys physical activity, moments of solitude, spending time with family and friends, and being in nature.

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