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Learn More About Me

Passionate Counselling Professional

Abamuht is the name of a river near the James Bay Coast.  The river turns back almost to where it began.  The river represents the journey we take in our lives but we go back to where we come from when we return to our authentic selves.

A Master level Clinical Registered Social Worker with over 9 years of providing high quality counselling and support to people experiencing mental health challenges.

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Counselling Services

Embrace Life’s Challenges

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. My counselling style is unique in that it is an infusion of therapies with a warm and interactive setting.  Counselling is available for individuals, youth and families.

A registered member with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

An approved provider with the First Nation, Inuit Health Branch. Most work benefits accepted.

Standard Counselling or Equine Assisted Counselling available.

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Equine Assisted Learning

An experiential approach to teaching LIFE SKILLS using horses.

Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? Equine Assisted Learning will help guide and inspire you and your team to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential approach to building life skills using horses. Horses are sensitive and aware of their surroundings and quick to react. The boundaries are clear and easy to understand. Horses look for strong leadership and are willing to follow after they find respect and trust. In a horse's world, team work is expected and respected. EAL is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. 

As a certified facilitator from the Cartier Academy's building block curriculum, we are pleased to bring these programs to the north for families, youth and teams. We personally work with you to build the program to your needs.

Benefits of EAL: self-awareness & self-esteem, trust & respect, relationship building, responsibility, communication skills, problem-solving skills, teamwork & listening skills, appropriate assertiveness, choice-making & goal-setting skills, leadership skills, learn to read body language, negotiation skills, success over obstacles and appreciation of others.

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EAL Programs Offered

Guidance & Inspiration

Leadership Program: You will learn to understand your leadership style, become a mindful team member, gain a greater understanding of self and awareness of others, recognize the need to constantly adapt in order to facilitate change leading to success and unlock the barriers that prevent individuals from effectively working together.

Youth Program: Consists of a curriculum that  drives objectives to outcomes. The focus is on communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, how to adapt to situations and healthy relationship building.

Family Program: By including horses into specially designed experiential learning exercises, families can learn about themselves and others by participating in the activities with the help of horses.  Feelings, behaviors, verbal and non-verbal communication is discussed and addressed. The family program can assist with communication breakdown, blended families, separation/divorce, trauma, transitions and foster care.

Equine Assisted Learning will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and learn how the programs can reveal your true potential.

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”



Contact Suzanne Spence to schedule an appointment.

Timmins, ON, Canada


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