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Exciting News!! New Counsellors Joining Fresh Hope!

By August 22, 2015No Comments

Fresh Hope Counselling has served Edmonton and area (and throughout the world by Skype and FaceTime!) for over eight years. Prior to that, Beth Murray has been involved in counselling for close to a decade — giving you 18 years of experience with counselling and psychological services. In the past few years, we have been referring clients out to other counselling services for things like marriage counselling, adolescents and children, along with times when Beth was just booked solid. Well, no more! Instead of sending you elsewhere, Fresh Hope Counselling has secured a large, welcoming office space in the West End of Edmonton! 17321 – 108 Avenue NW to be exact. Our new office will allow us to facilitate groups and run workshops and training sessions!

“But wait…there’s more!” In order to meet the growing needs of our clientele, we are bringing two Counsellors on-board starting in September. Fresh Hope30740ee1d5cd829c1f85d41d8ad73894_ip85_soep Counselling is so pleased to have Dr. Cath Thorlakson, Registered Psychologist, joining us to work with Couples, Families, Adolescents, Children and Adults. Cath is a compassionate Therapist with 26 combined years of caring, teaching, counselling and equipping people to have better, more effective lives. Cath has worked in Mental Health, Addictions, Church, Camp and Private Clinical Practice settings. She has a special interest in developmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as the challenges that these pose to the individual and their families. Read her bio on our website, under the “Our Staff” tab.

Literally days after Cath joins us, Cathy Murray, a Master’s Level Mental Health Therapist will start seeing clients! Cathy brings over 20 years of experience in working with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families. Most recentlyAAEAAQAAAAAAAAMeAAAAJDhjYWQ2OTk0LTc1YzktNGFkYS05ZTFlLTAzN2Y4ZGE5M2ZmMA, Cathy has worked with Alberta Health Services in the public school realm, providing counselling, assessment and support to children and their families. Her experience also includes play therapy and sand tray work. Cathy has a heart for women and has worked extensively within the field of family violence prevention and treatment. Beth Murray and Cathy Murray (no relation!) used to work together at Parkland Turning Points where they ran groups for women recovering from abusive relationships. Find our more about Cathy on our website, under the “Our Staff” tab.

Both of these women are skilled Therapists and Counsellors. We are so fortunate to have them choose to work alongside us at Fresh Hope Counselling. We are committed to a strong team environment that continues to offer hope, help and healing.