Counselling Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapy Teacher
Wallace Murray, RTC, CH, HT
How I work with clients
Whatever comes up during our sessions, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been a witness to it, and I can tell you it is healing. The important element in my sessions is that we have trust and a connection to work together. That is why I offer no-charge consultations, so we can establish this when we first speak. Following both modern therapeutic methods as well as more global and Indigenous modalities, I guide others to un-cover what they come to know. During our sessions, as we discover more about you, this information informs me to choose the best approach/method that will guide you while you uncover your truth. The focus of the healing process is the restoration of relationships that have become out of balance. As a therapist, one is a supporter in a shared experience of learning and growing, with assessments usually being completed by the person being helped. I use questions, storytelling, humour, modelling, somatic modalities, parts therapy, and other proven methods to raise your awareness of your wholeness and interrelationships within life. When called, I use the healing power of hypnosis for connecting within ourselves: spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional. I use a two-eyed approach of both modern and Indigenous knowledge as much as possible during our sessions.
FactBC Interview – Meet Wallace, a Counselling Therapist
Meet Wallace, a Counselling Therapist by FACTBC
In my private practice, I work one-to-one, in groups, and online with clients from all over the world, guiding others to un-cover possibilities and paths to life. In terms of my recognized titles, I am a Counselling Therapist with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta, a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, and a Counselling Hypnotherapist. In terms of memberships, I am a Member of the Psychodynamic Association of Canada, a Senior Member of the ACCPH UK, a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice, and a Member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada. I am also a board member of the Psychodynamic Association of Canada.
When asked, I will step into being a helper in ceremony. I am in gratitude to the Balinese and Cree knowledge keepers that have mentored me, guided me, and protected me as I learned what I can and cannot do and I am still learning. Some of my studies include an Advanced Counselling Skills Diploma, an Advanced Bachelor’s degree, a Post Baccalaureate Graduate Diploma. My recent completed academic history is in the areas of Psychedelics: a completed Microprogram in Psychedelics and Spirituality Studies at the University of Ottawa, an Introduction to
Psychedelic-assisted Therapy certificate and the Advanced
Psychedelic-assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program with ATMA ( Psychedelic Therapy Training | Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Canada | | ATMA Academy). Presently I am completing my MA at the University of Ottawa with my thesis in psychedelic studies.
I am increasingly focused in on emerging areas of trauma therapy. My approaches include: Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, a 240-hour, year-long, graduate level training in a psychotherapy mental health approach developed by Gabor Mate, Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner as well as Master Practitioner of NLP, practicing approaches and areas of parts therapies, Deep Brain Reorienting as pioneered by Frank Corrigan, indigenous modalities, and the growing field of plant medicines/ psychedelic studies.
In summary, I use a variety of modalities when needed, all listed in my site. My broader primary focus outside my one-to-one, group or individual practice is in Mental Health consulting, such as coaching or counselling mental health support workers/first responders, acting as mental health support, counselling and assessment/care plan teams within Aboriginal Services, partnering with Mental Health teams in special projects, or coaching and supporting other counsellors how to manage both clients and a practice.