Nancy Blair

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

I counsel  individuals who want to build on their strengths and life experience to manage the challenges they are facing.  Challenges include 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 deciding to seek help is the first step of healing.

In more reason years, I have focused on helping people to live with climate change, climate emergency,  and  the corona virus.  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.

As a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) and and an environmentalist through training (Masters of Environmental Studies) and activism,  I am well situated to deal with these issues. I specialize with helping people work their way through eco-grief to hope and action. I have a deep commitment to, and many years of experience with working with groups as well as individuals. I am developing a support group for individuals interested in learning more about eco-grief.

I have a deep love of creation and the human-animal bond. I was 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. However, an employer, union or organization must include RCTs in 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. 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.