Individual and Family Therapy

ADHD Coaching for Individuals

Results-oriented approach

About Safe and Sound Counselling

Shauna Paynter- Registered Clinical Counsellor

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I support individuals experiencing generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome, grief and depression using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). This empirically-proven method of intervention focuses on discovering and understanding your values. We then refine these down to your CORE values and it is from here that we base your goals and actions.

How will your life be different after seeing me?

  1. Ability to accept and make space for your anxiety and other difficult emotions.
  2. Clarity during decision making- doing what is right for you and staying true to who you are despite difficult circumstances.
  3. Knowing exactly what your core values are, what you stand for and why.
  4. The ability to create meaningful personal goals and take effective action toward those goals.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Woven throughout ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) is mindfulness. Mindfulness training is a big part of ACT, which effectively addresses issues of emotional regulation, self-regulation including the Pause, Notice, Accept  what might be flowing through us in any given moment. Tools for dealing with crisis situations or overwhelming anxiety are covered and practiced.

Currently offering weekday availability. Please get in touch to learn more.

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Client Reviews

Stephanie GaudetteStephanie Gaudette
05:49 01 Jun 23
A chance encounter with Shauna was life changing for our family; she was and continues to be an amazing resource and source of support to all of us.Having been to many counsellors and health professionals to both diagnose and support our son with ADD and ASD, we were grateful to find someone who is not only compassionate and caring but also so skilled in helping neurodivergent individuals navigate the challenges of living with in today's world. I highly recommend her.
Sherri-Ann LipsettSherri-Ann Lipsett
17:09 03 Feb 23
Shauna’s ability to connect with teens where they are at has been so supportive. The Art therapy is exactly what we needed to build rapport, feel safe and begin to explore feelings.I would highly recommend her.
John FaulJohn Faul
18:08 16 Mar 22
Shauna Paynter is an empathic and caring counsellor. She is supportive and experienced with a variety of helpful skills. She is simply a good person who does good counselling. As a MD I strongly recommend her my patients.
Erika PineoErika Pineo
03:22 10 Mar 22
Shauna is patient, respectful, and kind. She makes discussing difficult topics feel possible and truly cares about her clients. I feel safe and comfortable sharing with Shauna. She helps me create actionable plans and follow through with them. I highly recommend safe and sound therapeutics!
Jennifer GrantJennifer Grant
18:49 02 Oct 21
Shauna is amazing! She has a way of understanding what you need in every session, even if you didn't show up knowing. Her techniques and methods are both professional, insightful and uplifting. I highly recommend you see her for all your counseling needs.