Neil combines graduate education, professional training, and over 25 years employment as a Counsellor and a longstanding fascination with the natural world to provide a unique approach to helping and personal development, which balances esoteric with pragmatic, and looks both within and beyond the individual.
Neil holds a B.Sc. (Psychology), and M.Ed. (Counselling), both from University of Toronto. He was granted the Canadian Certified Counsellor designation in 1991 by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and maintained it without lapse in accordance with CCPA’s standards of professional conduct and continuing education. He is a Certified Personality Dimensions™ Facilitator and has extensive experience using a variety of psychometric assessments, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™.
Neil earned a Certificate in Teaching Hatha Yoga, graduating with High Honours from Sheridan College and has continued his learning with Yoga International courses on Yin Yoga, Mudras, Pranayama, Chakras, and other topics.
Broadening his learning experience, Neil completed the Ontario Master Naturalist program at Lakehead University, has attended workshops through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and completed Labyrinth Facilitator Training by Veriditas in San Francisco.
Several years ago, Neil sold his conventional suburban house (and conventional suburban life!) in the GTA in favour of an off-grid solar-powered home surrounded by 50 acres of varied woodlands to experience, enjoy, steward and share.
Neil weaves all this life and work experience into a distinctive perspective that engages mind, body and spirit in an eclectic yet practical way.
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