Colette Hayes

Life can be hard at times, whether it be related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family problems, and the list goes on. Reflecting on your situation can be an empowering experience and different perspectives can help us to think differently. I will encourage you as you work towards the goals that are important to you.

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! A growing awareness of the impact of thought patterns and recognizing body cues can shed light on your perception of reality. I will also encourage the use of mindfulness practices in order to promote relaxation and a connection with the present moment.  You are invited to chart a different path for yourself!

My name is Colette Hayes, and I offer professional, fully accredited counselling services in Leduc. 

I have earned my Masters in Counselling Psychology, and am a qualified Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

As well, I have over 20 years experience in educational settings as a school counsellor working with youth, families, parents and teachers. 





Do you argue with your spouse over some of these very common, parenting, chores, leisure time and extended family? I have been married for over thirty years and I understand how complicated situations can become. In addition,my years of experience as a parent and teacher have given me the background to understand some of the struggles that families and young people go through.

My husband and I have made our home in Leduc for over 20 years, and we are so grateful for our family and friends. We are also very proud of our first grandchild who is the star of the show!

Rounding out the household are our two loyal dogs, Jax and Nova, who provide us with lots of love and encouragement to get out for regular exercise.




Linda Kruger

Sometimes life’s difficulties can leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and alone.  My goal is to provide you with a safe and accepting space to share your concerns and to work together to identify your goals and to create solutions.  
It takes courage to embark on the journey towards healing, but doing so can help you discover your best self, improve your relationships, and increase your quality of life.  You will learn about your personal strengths and resources, and develop new skills and strategies to deal with your challenges. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationship problems or difficult life transitions, I would like to support you in your pursuit of a better life.

My name is Linda Kruger, and I’m excited about joining Colette Hayes at Leduc Counselling Connection.  I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  I’ve earned my Masters in Marital and Family Therapy, and have over 11 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples, and families. 



In addition to my professional training, I have grown through many life experiences and challenges of my own.  Because of this, I believe you will find me to be a warm, nonjudgmental person who is easy to talk to as we work together.
My husband and I enjoy country living where we have a horse, some cows, and way too many cats!  Our farm provides a fun and entertaining place for our grown children and four grandchildren.  One of our favourite things to do is to go out by the pond to catch tadpoles and frogs, and then delight in exploring in the trees where we experience exciting “adventures” together! 

These are a few of my favourite things!




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.

~ Karen Salmansohn

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.

~ Karen Salmansohn

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.

~ Karen Salmansohn

What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself!

~ Karen Salmansohn

Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving someone makes them obsolete.

~ Karen Salmansohn

Choose to live each day directed by love and purpose not fear and wounds.

~ Karen Salmansohn

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.

~ Samantha Dyer

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.

~ Karen Salmansohn

Being positive in a challenging situation is a sign of wisdom and character.

~ Lynda Field

Consciously choosing your thoughts allows you to be in control of your mind and emotional state-instead of the other way round!

~ Julie Marah

Don't believe everything you think!

~ Byron Katie

Every thought we think is creating our future.

~ Louise Hay

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.

~ Jan Chozen Bays

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.

~ C.S. Lewis

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.

~ Bryant McGill

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.

~ Wanda E. Brunstetter

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!

~ Toby Mac

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.

~ Karen Salmansohn

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.

~ Brene Brown

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.

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