Natacha P. Pennycooke, MSC.
Mental Health Counsellor
Registering Psychotherapist (CRPO)
Are you sick and tired of
feeling hopeless, panicked and alone?
My clients come to me because
they want someone to understand that they feel sad,
trapped and overwhelmed, and that every method of
escape has pushed them deeper into their struggles.
With me you will learn specific
skills and tools that will leave you encouraged and
wanting to make life long changes. You will learn to
understand yourself in ways no one has taught you
before and begin to feel empowered in your day to day
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Natacha P. Pennycooke is a
passionate mental health clinician with expertise in
counselling and psychotherapy with youth and adults.
Her clinical approach is based on person-centered
therapy, while incorporating cognitive behavioural and
dialectical behavioural techniques, motivational
interviewing and positive psychological skills.
Natacha takes pride in demonstrating a high standard
of cultural awareness and inclusive counselling, all
within an inclusive and anti-oppressive framework.
Natacha has experience in, clinical and forensic
settings, providing psychotherapy to individuals,
couples and groups struggling with anxiety, traumatic
experiences, depression, suicidal ideation, low
self-esteem, anger issues, emotional crisis,
adjustment difficulties, relationship/ interpersonal
issues, substance abuse, addiction and personality
Natacha received her Bachelor's
degree in Psychology from Concordia University
(Montreal, Canada), where she specialized in Cultural
Psychology and minored in Biology. She received her
Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at The
University of the West Indies - CaveHill campus
(Barbados), and completed her clinical practicum
internship at the Department of Community Health &
Psychiatry of The University Hospital of the West
Indies, in Kingston, Jamaica. While working in
Jamaica, Natacha had the opportunity to co-facilitate
group counselling sessions with in-patients on the
psychiatric ward, as well as provide individual and
couples psychotherapy to out-patients. Not only did
she get the chance to work with clients with
schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder,
trauma, suicidal ideation, substance abuse and marital
conflict, but she was a part of a multidisciplinary
team assigned to provide patients with holistic care.
Natacha has provided medical
intervention, supportive and trauma based counselling
to sexual assault survivors in hospital emergency
rooms, community clinics and not-for-profit
organisations. In this capacity she has also provided
brief counselling and psycho-education to assault
survivors' family members. In her free time she
volunteers supporting women who experience sexual
abuse and physical violence.