Annette Mira McLellan 

I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). 

Interflections Counselling Therapy is my private practice through which I aim to build and hold the space needed for each of my clients - a safe, nonjudgemental, caring space - to reflect, reconnect, and to grow through healing.
Interflections Counselling Therapy

Therapeutic Practice & Approach

  • Person/Client Centered
  • Non-Pathologizing
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Anti-Oppressive
  • Integrative 
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist

Working together, we choose what interventions and strategies fit best for you because the true expert of your life is none but yourself. 

Holistic Well-Being:
Understanding the interconnections between mind, body, meaning & values (spirituality), environment and community, all of which impact our personal and collective health, can help us find well-being.

Nature and Soma: 
Inviting our connections with nature into healing work is important to my practice as is listening to the physical, bodily knowledge known as the somatic experience. 

Interflections Counselling Therapy 

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Client/Person Centered Therapy (PCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Somatic Oriented Therapies 
  • Ecotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)   

Experience & Education

My educational background in Women & Gender Studies, as well as many years spent employed by and volunteering for community and not for profit organizations, has formed my foundation as a therapist.

I have experience supporting women, non binary, trans and gender queer persons from diverse backgrounds through some of the most challenging times in their lives; through past traumas that continue to affect their present day lives, to present day and everyday life struggles - witnessing and fostering growth and healing both through and on the other side of these difficult times.
  • MA Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University (2021) Practicum: Second Story Women's Centre                                       
  • MA Women & Gender Studies, St. Mary's University (2015) Thesis: Towards a Vegan Eco-Feminist Critical Care Theory: A search for a compassionate, responsible, respectful post humanist paradigm
  • BA Women Studies & Sociology, Trent University (2010)
  • Integrated Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate, The Embody Lab - In Process
  • Narrative Therapy Foundations Certificate, Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy (2021)
  • Existential Well-Being Counselling: A Person Centered Experiential Approach, KU Leuven (Belgium) - EdX (2018)
  • Plant Based Nutrition Certificate, Cornell University (2017)