My name is Colette Hayes. I have earned my Masters in Counselling Psychology, and am a Registered Psychologist.
I have over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults and families. Currently, I work with clients 18 years old and up.
Life, work, relationships, existing. Sometimes things can be hard. Maybe you have a heavy weight on your shoulders.
I have been through my share of challenges and I think you will find that I have a warm and empathetic approach. My clients say that I am easy to open up to, and I work hard at cultivating a genuine bond with each person. I commit to partnering with you in a caring and respectful way.
If anxiety is limiting your ability to live the life you want or depression is weighing you down, I offer you the hope that things can be different!
There are many well researched strategies that I can offer that are grounded in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy that are all very practical and quick to implement. I also have training in delivering EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) which has the potential to change lives quickly! For more information, click the "What is EMDR" tab.
I feel that therapy needs to be rooted in trust and relationship, and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable, respected and encouraged.
As we work together, you will be empowered to gain new insights and tools. We will welcome fresh ideas, solutions and HOPE!
My husband and I have made our home in Leduc for over 20 years, and we are so grateful for our three grown sons and our fantastic daughter in law. We are also very proud of our two grandchildren who are the stars of the show!
Creating Hope for Your Future
Stop feeding your mind thoughts about the past. Forgive those who have done you wrong and forgive yourself too. Start seeding thoughts and actions which will lead to a happier tomorrow.
Don't let the darkness of your past block the light of joy in your present. WHAT HAPPENED IS DONE! Stop giving time to things that no longer exist when there is so much joy in the here and now.
If you want to be sad, live in the past. If you want to be anxious, live in the future. If you want to be peaceful, live in the now.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself!
Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving someone makes them obsolete.
Choose to live each day directed by love and purpose not fear and wounds.
Offer to the world what you want to attract. If you want love, offer love to everyone you meet. Become what it is you feel is missing in your life.
You're more than the mistakes you've made. You are the wisdom, strength, compassion and growth you've gained from all you've been through.
Being positive in a challenging situation is a sign of wisdom and character.
Consciously choosing your thoughts allows you to be in control of your mind and emotional state-instead of the other way round!
Don't believe everything you think!
Every thought we think is creating our future.
We wouldn't pay to watch the same painful movie two hundred and fifty times, but somehow, we allow our mind to replay the same bad memory over and over, each time experiencing the same distress and shame.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. At some point, you just have to let go in order to move forward.
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
The way we treat people we strongly disagree with is a report card on what we've learned about compassion and kindness.
Needless drama doesn't just walk into your life out of nowhere-you either create it, invite it or associate with those who bring it.
Sometimes you have to tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up!
People are desperate for a solution as long as they don't have to do anything, change anything, or spend anything.
Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure everything out at once. Breathe. You're strong. You got this. Take it day by day.
Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. It's choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. It's choosing to practice your values rather than simply professing them.
You cannot force someone to comprehend a message that they are not ready to receive. Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed.