Counselling Therapy

shutterstock_102324004Here at the Compass Rose there are a variety of different therapists that have their own private practices.

Therapists found at The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre:

Dr. Mike Buckley – PhD in Psychology, Registered Clinical Therapist (RCT)

I am a specialist trained and experienced in addictions. Therefore, many people who seek me out have a clear connection to addiction themselves, or in a loved one. They often come from a family where addiction has had an impact on their ability to live a full and rich life as an adult.

Other people, whether they have an addiction or not, come for specific treatment of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), problems with disassociation, depression, anxiety, or other symptoms that they may not be able to describe in diagnostic language. What they have in common is the pain that this creates in their life.

Lois Ells – Masters in Social Work (MSW), Registered Social Worker (RSW)

I am a Clinical Therapist with more than 10 years experience helping children, youth, adults and families walk through the difficulties of life. I’ve worked primarily with children and youth 19 years old and younger who have struggled with their emotional wellbeing  I have supported adults with parenting issues; counselling them through the struggles of parenting and/or their own issues such as anxiety, low mood, relationships, trauma and adjustment.I am open to working with clients of all ages on their journey towards healing and thriving so that the problem does not become their life story. click here to find out more information.

Sheila Ago – A Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C)

Roseita Corbett – A Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C)

Christine Fall Moore – A Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT)

Barry Nahirnak – A Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT-C)                                                        

As a Registered Counselling Therapist, I have tremendous experience with Adult survivors of Childhood Abuse/Neglect and it is my mandate to look beneath your painful symptoms and support you in the healing process. We are not our past, our grief or our behavior. I see potential. Change is waiting!

Elenor Clark – Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT)

Gordon Power – Masters of Education (MEd), Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Gordon is a therapist with over 30 years experience helping people deal with the issue of addiction in their lives. He works with individuals who are experiencing alcohol, drug, gambling problems and has a long history of helping smokers stop tobacco use. Gordon also works with family members when they have been affected by someone else’s substance use and provides supportive counselling and direction. Gordon counselling style is based on a Biological-Psychological-Social-Spiritual Model of healing.”


Russell Forrest – Masters of Arts (MA)

I have been working as a therapist for 30 years, primarily with individuals struggling with a substance-use disorder, or a sex or love addiction.  I also work with partners of sex addicts.  I offer one on one counselling as well as group therapy to clients. I was supervisor of Hazelden’s extended residential program in Minnesota, and a therapist in Bellwood’s sex addiction program in Toronto.  The belief that “our stories tell us what we need to do” which is a cornerstone of my work.  I reside in Halifax, NS, miles and years from my birthplace in New York City.

*Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor  with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Fedreration (CACCF), and Certified Sex Addiction Therapists with International Institue for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)