Message from the founder:
I wanted to design a trauma-informed, professional, safe, and convenient online counselling practice that you could feel comfortable using. The idea came from years ago while attending university in Winnipeg. I volunteered for an organization where teenagers could call my land-line telephone, in my dorm room for help. These were the days before video technology, like smart phones and iPads!
I created Your Life Design Inc. for your convenience because it can happen from anywhere! The sessions are done through a live video connection, over the internet using a secure and encrypted technology that meets privacy regulations for health care in Canada. You can also opt for a telephone call. Not only did I want to make seeking counselling easy to access, I wanted to make it private! Growing up in rural Prince Edward Island made me aware that sometimes services can be difficult to access, and privacy can be an issue. When we hurt our ankle, we book a physiotherapy appointment. Why is it not the same when we hit a bump on the road of life? Why don’t we automatically know that it would be helpful to book a session with a counsellor? Why can you tell your friend you have a physiotherapy appointment booked, but not feel as comfortable to say you are seeing a therapist? I get it. That’s one of the reasons why I created Your Life Design Inc. And, this business was designed with your PRIVACY being the TOP priority!
So, if you feeling like you’re not at your best and life is dragging you down, we can help you. We can assist you in dramatically redesigning your life. Would you rather get bitter or better? The choice is yours. There are many turbulent waters we must navigate in this lifetime. It’s really hard sometimes. Life can drag us down if we avoid dealing with the things that we are upset about. Don’t waste time not feeling your best.
The name Your Life Design came from my own experiences of being a helper for many years, yet not being able to truly understand what power I had to design the life I wanted. I have learned that no matter what age, stage, or situation you find yourself, it’s never too late to press reset.
I also know from my many years as a helper that sometimes helpers need help too. I had passion to create a specific program especially for helpers which is why I created the Help4Helpers program. It was designed based on what I have observed, witnessed and personally experienced in my almost 25 years as a registered social worker on Prince Edward Island.
If asked what I would like to accomplish, I’d say, “I want people to live their best self with as much peace as possible, taking the time and action needed to heal from their deep hurts and pain, because they are worth it.”
“Helping You Care About You” ~Jill