Beyond Balance Can Help You

Re-charge, Re-connect and Relate

Beyond Balance Counselling and Consulting is owned and operated by Michelle Hamilton, a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Lloydminster, Alberta. Michelle offers a variety of professional services, including counselling and psychotherapy, workshops and speaking events as well as consulting to helping professionals and agencies. Michelle works with individuals who are experiencing problems that interfere with their ability to fully enjoy life and who seek healing and personal growth. Individual therapy encourages self-awareness and self-care. Attend workshops to learn how to reduce your risk for compassion fatigue and burnout. Book Michelle for an inspiring keynote lecture to hear how you can reconnect with your passion.

About Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Registered Psychologist

Michelle Hamilton is a Registered Psychologist (College of Alberta Psychologists) and a Certified Professional Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), with a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Michelle is in private practice in Lloydminster, and provides professional psychological therapy, and workshops promoting healing and personal growth. Michelle has over twenty five years experience as a professional counsellor, including  work in addictions treatment and as a school counsellor with the Lloydminster Public School Division. Michelle works as a consultant to agency leaders, parents, teachers and other helping professionals, and has led many projects and committees. Michelle has been involved in developing and leading school division tragic events response teams, and has been trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Crisis Response Training, Threat Assessment and Suicide Risk Assessment. In 2007, Michelle authored a project entitled, "A Risk Reduction Program for Compassion Fatigue: Professional and Personal Self-care for School Counsellors"  in partial fulfilllment of her Master's degree. Following the extensive research and writing involved in that project, Michelle developed workshops and seminars on the topic of Compassion Fatigue and Self-care for helping professionals. Michelle has since presented at many provincial, regional and conferences (see client list). In May of 2008, Michelle presented at the National Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her presentation was entitled, Self-Care begins with Self: How counsellor self awareness can improve resiliency of counsellors. She also presented at the same National CCPA conference in Saskatoon in May of 2009. Michelle enjoys writing and has published three articles in professional journals: Compassion Fatigue: What School Counsellors should know about Secondary Traumatic Stress. The Alberta Counsellor, V. 30, N.1, Winter 2008 Self Care and the School Counsellor, Journal of the Saskatchewan School Counsellor Association, V.42, N.1, Winter 2007-2008 Stop Negotiating with your Teen: A Book Review. Journal of the Saskatchewan School Counsellor Association, V.41, N.1, Winter 2006-2007) Michelle also holds a certificate in Professional Coaching, completed in November 2002 through Erickson College, Vancouver.

Services

COUNSELLING

Michelle Hamilton is a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Lloydminster, offering professional psychological counselling/therapy. Counselling is a collaborative relationship between the client and a psychologist. It provides a safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk openly about your concerns and feelings.

WORKSHOPS

Beyond Balance workshops include a variety of professional development seminars for helping/health professionals on topics such as compassion fatigue, work related stress, trauma, and the importance of self-care. Click to read more.

SPEAKING

Michelle offers inspirational keynote addresses and conference sessions that can be developed to suit your event theme and audience needs. Michelle will encourage an atmosphere of honesty, humour and compassion in the workplace, and help reconnect you with your passion for helping.

 

Contact

Please contact me for more information about my services.
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