Mary Elizabeth Willcott, Certificate in Counselling Fundamentals
Child, Youth, and Parent Support Coach
Mary is passionate about supporting individuals working through their mental health journey. She offers a unique skill set and 17 years of experience working closely with children, youth, and families to provide emotional support and coaching to meet their individual needs. Her experiences include but are not limited to, working with learning
exceptionalities, behavioural challenges, disability advocacy, bullying, anxiety, self-esteem building, depression, developmental delay, down syndrome, dyslexia, PTSD, ASD, ODD, ADD and ADHD, as well as dual diagnosis clients.
Mary recently completed her Counselling Fundamentals Certificate at George Brown College. In 2019, she created and ran a community parent support group for new parents to share their experiences and struggles in a safe and welcoming environment both individually and in a group setting. She provides a non-judgmental space for clients to share their journey. Her approach for each client has always been individually tailored to their needs. Mary uses a strength-based client-centred model as well as lived experiences in an informal counselling
Mary has a theatre arts and film background and loves to get creative
with her younger clients by using creative arts activities and play as a way to build rapport and create dialogue. She also incorporates meditation, mindfulness, and grounding techniques into her sessions. She believes empathy, kindness, and an open mind are the keys to building a foundation of support for a client.