Being a Psychotherapist has been a life-long dream of mine, and I am very passionate about my work. Although being with people in difficult times can be challenging, it is a challenge that I welcome. The rewards, bearing witness to people making sense of their stories and building more fulfilling lives, are tremendous.
I have also experienced the benefits of psychotherapy as a client.
I have trained at the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy http://www.tirp.ca/.
In addition to my TIRP training, I have experience in trauma recovery, including healing from childhood sexual abuse (with most experience in male CSA survivors), as well as with secondary survivors of trauma (those people who have a close relationship with a survivor). I also have a BSc. in Anthropology.
I have been seeing clients, under supervision, since October 2012.
I am LGBTQ friendly.
I am a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy http://psychodynamiccanada.org/therapists/359-zoe-ferguson and I abide by its code of ethics.
I am also committed to continually expanding my knowledge-base and furthering my understanding of psychotherapy in order to strive to be the best psychotherapist I can be.
Additional Courses and Workshops
- Ethics and Jurisprudence Workshop, Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, January, 2014, Toronto
- Engaging Traumatized Clients, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute, December, 2013, Toronto.
- Research Methods Workshop, Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, November, 2013, Toronto.
- Psychospiritual Workshop, Working with Spirituality in the Therapy Room, April, 2013, Toronto.
- Mike Lew Professional Workshop for Facilitators of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (http://www.nextstepcounseling.org/services2.htm), April, 2011, Aurora.
- Understanding and Responding to Male Sexual Victimization, Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (http://abusehurts.com/), March, 2011, Toronto.