What I Do?

Dennis has spent over 40 years in broadcasting in a variety of capacities.

His love of working with people is what prompted him to return to school and pursue psychotherapy.

His desire to see individuals be transformed by the renewing of their minds and be “set free” from their issues is what drives him.

Dennis’ areas of interests are general anxiety and depression, trauma and mood Disorders.

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I Believe

“It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients.

I would be honoured to take the journey with you.”

Qualifications

Dennis Curley

Registered Psychotherapist | RTA, THM, RP

Education & Accomplishments

  • Broadcast Production Diploma
  • Theatre Awards – Best Director in a Comedy, Best Ensemble in a Comedy
  • Worked in 55 Countries. Lived in Austria and Finland.
  • One-year course in PCE
  • Courses in Trauma, Couples Therapy
  • Presently enrolled in IFS Training
  • PD Days in Inclusiveness, Compassion Fatigue, CBT, Family Systems, Autism

Approach

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems - the process of learning

Professional Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Experience

  • 2 Years
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Dennis's Favorite Quote

“If we bury our fear, we are in bondage. If we face our fear, we are set free. Be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. If the desire is big enough, the facts don’t count.,”

Frequently Asked Questions With Dennis

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Surviving my own PTSD.

The thought of helping an individual be all they were meant to be without the baggage that got them to where they are now.

Encouragement and Compassion. Helping them understand that they will not be alone throughout the journey, and that many others are struggling with the same feelings about it.

Facing the fear of going back to school and then completing the task.

Everything! I wake up each morning grateful that there is no white line around my body. I’m grateful to be given another day to accomplish what I’m called to do. I’m grateful that I have four great kids and three grandchildren. I’m grateful that all my needs are met.

Although there are tears at times, there is also great joy, if one hangs in there and works on themselves rather than working on the other person in the relationship! That no matter what the result looks like, they are new and can continue on their journey.

Don’t beat yourself up if things are a struggle. It’s not necessarily your fault. Our children have one thing no parent can control and that is their free will.

That one can live with it and have a productive and grateful life.

You know, I ask my clients, “Who Are You?”, and the majority can’t answer. My goal would be to help individuals know who they are and what their immediate purpose is at this time in their lives. My main gifting within this process is encouragement and motivation.

Dennis Curley

Bayridge Counselling

Availability

  • Tuesday to Thursday
    Evenings from 6pm onward

Contact

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What activity instantly calms you?

Breathing and prayer

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

You’re not called to heal the world; you’re not Superman.

Would you rather cook or order in?

Order in…I burn water!

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Breakfast!

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?

“One Fine Morning” by Lighthouse still makes me turn up the volume and gets me going. Lol!

What's your favourite board game?

Not sure if this is considered a board game but I love cribbage.

How do you enjoy spending your alone time?

Reading, walking and sleeping.

What’s the best piece of advice a family member has given you?

No matter what it is, it’s good for your character!

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Dennis Quaid

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” “…head out on a highway, looking for adventure…”

What was your favourite age growing up?

Probably 14-19, my high school years. New experiences, sports, starting to earn money. I had great teachers who motivated me.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?

Most people dream of meeting their hero; I worked with mine. David Mainse.

Throughout history, who would be your number one hero?

Jesus

Need Help Choosing a Therapist?

If you are still trying to decide whether therapy is right for you, book a free 20-minute virtual consultation with our Clinical manager and therapist, Nicole Callander, RSSW. Nicole would be happy to answer any questions about therapy or who would be a match for your unique situation.

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