Rory Nicol, RP – Registered Psychotherapist
I work as a Registered Psychotherapist, licensed with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). In the years that I have practiced, I’ve enjoyed working with individuals and couples who are looking not only to cope with their struggles, but to find out more deeply about who they are and how they work in the world, how their mental health issues have them feeling ‘stuck’, and how they can learn to free themselves in order to live a more peaceful, wiser, and meaningful life.
My clinical experience includes working at community mental health centres, supporting young adults struggling with environmental stressors, as well as in private practice with individuals and couples struggling with a variety of challenges. I am proficient in providing psycho-education to a number of different organizations and communities, as well as running psychotherapy workshops to heal from mental health issues. My training experience includes Gestalt Therapy (5 years) from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), and clinical mindfulness trainings through Mindfulness without Borders as an add-on to my many years teaching and practicing meditation.
I am occasionally asked to be interviewed for various publications as well as requested to support international conferences. I earned my bachelors degree with high distinction from the University of Toronto. I am sex positive and LGBTQ+ friendly.
I use a variety of approaches to address my clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of existential/humanistic, gestalt, somatic therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.
Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.
“We may seek the outer friend – or many outer friends – in place of the inner friend who is not sufficiently developed. Of course outer friends are essential, but they cannot replace the inner friend. In fact, without some development of the inner friend, it seems that we cannot relate to the outer one. If we do not like ourselves enough, we will not believe that the other likes us; if we do not accept ourselves enough, we will not let the other accept us.”
– Mary Henle
Education & Credentials:
- License #: 006258
- License State: Ontario (CRPO)
- Education: Gestalt Institute of Toronto
University of Toronto