Valerie Cunningham Counselling
Individual, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
Valerie Cunningham, B.Sc., M.S.W., R.S.W. is a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist with over 25 years experience providing service to individuals, couples, children and families for a wide variety of problems. She has been in private practice in Lindsay and the City of Kawartha Lakes for 15 years, and previously worked for several family counselling and mental health organizations in Peterborough, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and the Durham Region.
Valerie believes that our relationships with others, good or bad, shape much of who we are as persons. Relationships with our parents helped define our personalities, and our personalities are expressed in our current relationships with partners, children and friends.
Many of the problems that bring people to psychotherapy stem from difficulties in relationships with the important people in their lives. Valerie works to create a safe, supportive environment in which clients can explore their relationships with others and begin to make changes in these relationships so they are more satisfying.
Valerie believes that clients know best how to run their own lives and their relationships. Her approach is a non-directive one which empowers her clients by encouraging them to find their own unique solutions to the life problems they face.
Valerie has successfully helped clients with a wide range of problems, including:
· Marital Conflict
· Divorce and Separation
· Child Behaviour Problems
· Step-Family Issues
· Adolescent Problems
· School Difficulties
· Substance Abuse
· Stress Management
· Building Self Esteem
· Goal Setting
· Employment Difficulties
· Balancing Home and Career
Valerie is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Registration #800095, and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
$95.00 per one hour session
Length of Therapy
Length of therapy depends on the nature of the problems clients bring to therapy. Valerie uses a short-term solution focused approach and most clients notice considerable improvement in 3 to 5 sessions.
Coverage by Green Shield, Blue Cross, and many Employee Assistance (EAP) Programs. Coverage may vary depending on your insurance policy. Please discuss coverage with Valerie and with your insurance provider to ensure services are covered.
Sessions are by appointment only, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Valerie sees clients at her home north of the village of Downeyville in the City of Kawartha Lakes. This is a short 10 minute drive from Lindsay, and just 25 minutes from Peterborough. Click here for a map and directions.
For a list of helpful books and other resources on a variety of marital, family and mental health issues, click here.
To arrange an appointment or make a referral, call Valerie at: 705-799-0406, or fax a referral to: 705-799-0038.
Valerie can be contacted by email at: Valerie@CunninghamCounselling.com. If sending an email, please remember that email is not considered a secure method of communicating and may not be completely confidential.
Valerie Cunningham Counselling, 1163 Sturgeon Rd., LINDSAY, Ontario, Canada K9V 4R3
Phone: 705-799-0406, Fax: 705-799-0038, E-Mail: Valerie@CunninghamCounselling.com