Nancy Blair

Nancy Blair, M.Ed (Counselling), RCT, CCC, C.Hyp

I counsel  individuals who want to learn how to use their strengths and experiences to deal with challenges such as anxiety, transition, fear of the future, mental health issues, grief, disability, loneliness, aging …

Sometimes individuals come to me because they feel stuck; they want to change a long-standing pattern that no longer serves them. Recognizing these patterns and seeking help is the first step of healing.

I counsel people who are struggling with climate change, climate emergency, ecological grief, and the uncertainty of these pandemic time.  I work within an eco-psychological framework. Simply put, this means that in order to heal ourselves, we must heal the earth; in order to heal the earth, we must heal ourselves.

I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT), with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) and an environmentalist through training (Masters of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University) and activism. I help people work their way through ecological grief to hope and action. I have started an Ecological Grief Support Group. I have a deep commitment to, and many years of experience with working with groups as well as individuals.

I have a deep love of creation and the human-animal bond. I am the Founding President of the Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and I am now the Past President and Animal Voice Coordinator. I work in Animal Assisted Therapy with canine co-workers – first Tyson and now Taurus, both retired greyhound racers.  I am also a certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counsellor.

My fee is $100/session for an individual; my fee for group work is determined based on the required work. RCTs are recognized by all the major insurers. Please note that an employer must include RCTs in the text of their health plan in order for an insurance company to pay for work with an RCT. Check with your organization to see if they have taken this step. If your organization does not have RCTs in your health plan, ask that they do so. Any fee you pay on your own can be used as an income tax deduction. My Practice is an animal-friendly one.

Nancy Blair – Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the CCPA.