All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra
Melody Hazelton is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2503) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT) and a Counselling Therapist (#1055) with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA). She is an Instructor of counselling psychology for the Practitioners Training Program offered by Clearmind International Institute, which provides career training for counsellors. Melody is also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator and Keeping the Joy in Relationships Facilitator.
Melody’s Approach and Treatment Philosophy I believe that with the right support, we can become more centered, resourceful, balanced and confident. We can improve our ability to be more accountable for our life, our choices, and our relationships. We can build the skills and tools needed to help us focus our energy and time on what truly matters, including ourselves. We can have the freedom to choose how we want to be in the world. It can authentically come from a place of vitality, wisdom and generosity of spirit. I practice from an anti-oppression, justice oriented, feminist and relational perspective. I draw on my own personal experience, my background in teaching and my professional training. I believe in a holistic approach to counselling, drawing on several perspectives based on the individual needs of my clients. My intention is to provide a safe space and emotional support as you move toward your own personal growth and healing. A compassionate facilitator, I am here to encourage, support and challenge you as we work together to reach your goals.
Therapeutic Modalities Transpersonal Psychology, Alderian Psychology, Positive Psychology, Person Centered, Narrative Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness.
Transpersonal Therapeutic Counsellor Training Program, Clearmind International Institute, 2018
Bachelor of Arts, Athabasca University, 2005
Additional Offerings I am also a Certified My Smart Hands Instructor and I have been helping families communicate with the of use sign language for over a decade. With a background in teaching, ASL and successfully incorporating it at home with my baby - becoming an instructor seemed like the perfect fit. Signing with our daughter was such an amazing experience. It reduced frustration, increased our daughter’s confidence, and created closer bonds between everyone in our family. Seeing the benefits first hand, I wanted to share this gift of communication with other families.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. ~ C.S. Lewis