What I Do?

Behold thy telling face doth cast from tethered moments still.

A longing gaze in mournful stage; for hope’s sake rescue heart and will!

I dare ask – What would you wish for to improve your personal sense of wellness and fulfillment? Or, perhaps further – What is preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling life? Your response to such questions would undoubtedly expose the presence or absence of something or someone that is inhibiting the quality of your life. “What then can be done to improve it”, you ask?

Life can be personally satisfying and fulfilling, to be sure; but when seasons of change bring torrents of pain by way of health issues, relationship struggles, or traumatic events, there must be a life-affirming response, a passage through, a destined sanctuary of relief.

You are not alone. We all face personal challenges and would benefit from the caring support of others in times of stress and vulnerability.

Therapy can be a revealing exploration of the complex world inside as you engage with the ever-changing world outside. A voyage of discovery where life’s meaning, purpose and soulful longings appear – beneath pain, behind trauma, beyond the narrative of time.

As a correctional chaplain and psychotherapist, my clinical training and experience offer a supportive and integrative approach that can help you resolve personal, relational, or even spiritual struggles that are preventing you from living a more fulfilling life.

As your therapist, I will be a reflective mirror, a supportive presence and a skilled clinician to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.

Together we can enhance, restore and recover your health and wellbeing.

Let’s get started!

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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

Jeff Dieters

Registered Psychotherapist | MA, RP

Education & Accomplishments

  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology

Articles

  • Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley: A Chaplain’s View on Supporting Acute Grievers in Prison (Psychological)

  • Getting In Touch With My Inner Villain (Psychological)

  • Gladiator School – A Clash Of Cultures In A Correctional Setting (Psychological)

Approach

  • Cognitive Therapy (CBT, DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Existential Therapy (LOGOTHERAPY)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships

  • The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Community Christian Fellowship Church of Canada (CCFCC): Ordained Clergy

Experience

  • 30+ Years

Jeff's Favorite Quote

“Speak only to improve on silence. Move only to improve on stillness.”

Frequently Asked Questions With Jeff

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 a near fatal injury; I became very existential and growth oriented.

Engaging with the deep and intrapersonal dimensions of persons.

Try it before dismissing it as not being beneficial. It’s just a conversation but may become a worthwhile exploration.

A great misunderstanding is that the impact of the trauma will become a permanent deficit in your life moving forward, until the realization that it can lead to significant post traumatic growth.

Talking is a complex system that involves deciphering interactive messaging, activating memory retrieval and processing, applying language algorithms (like painting a vibrant landscape), reorganizing cognitive appraisals, enhancing, and realigning emotional intelligence, and mysteriously altering your view of everything! Talking is the sound of a finely tuned muscle car as hundreds of parts engage as one.

Serving as a Chaplain for 30 years in correctional settings, supporting distressed individuals, reminding them that they are not beyond hope and worth.

Jeff Dieters

Bayridge Counselling

Availability

  • Sunday-Friday
    Evenings/Daytime

Contact

What activity instantly calms you?

Listening to relaxing instrumental music on my headphones while reclining in my La-Z-Boy; riding my motorcycle.

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

Trust your intuition, but not necessarily the first draft.

What was your favourite age growing up?

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Jeff in the Community

Jeff In The Community

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley: A Chaplain’s View on Supporting Acute Grievers in Prison (Psychological)

Getting In Touch With My Inner Villain (Psychological)

Gladiator School – A Clash Of Cultures In A Correctional Setting (Psychological)

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley: A Chaplain’s View on Supporting Acute Grievers in Prison (Psychological)

Getting In Touch With My Inner Villain (Psychological)

Gladiator School – A Clash Of Cultures In A Correctional Setting (Psychological)

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.

Free 20-Minute Virtual Consultation
Need help booking your free 20-minute consult? (905) 319-1488