Christian counselling in Saskatoon and Online

At Cairis Counselling we offer evidence based clinical therapy integrated with Christian counselling.  The goal is help you fully realize the person you were created to be.  To get there I help clients find their self-compassion and attend all the sources of hurt and fear in their lives.  It’s a healing approach that seeks to go beyond managing stress and anxiety towards letting go the limiting beliefs, traumatic memories and emotional wounds that weigh people down.

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Leighton Tebay

We were all created to demonstrate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.  If we don’t there is a part of us that is stuck in fear, shame, or pain.  If we stay stuck in those things for too long, we start to lose hope and come to believe that we aren’t good enough to be loved by family, friends, or God.  The key is to help each one of those parts heal.

Sometimes we have parts of ourselves that are in conflict with each other.  We end up doing that one thing we don’t want to do, and another part hammers us with self-condemnation.  Other parts are overwhelmed by the fear and traumas of the past and have a difficultly letting up.   Sometimes life just hurts, and we don’t know how to let the hurt go.

In my approach we address pain, fear and unhelpful beliefs in a holistic way that bring together your heart, mind, soul, and body.  By releasing these burdens we let go of the shame that make it difficult to be our true selves.   If we bring all these things together in divine grace, we experience powerful transformation.  With my approach to Christian counselling I integrate the best aspects of the IFS approach with Christian faith and spirituality.  The nature of this approach makes it compatible with Christians of all stripes.

Common things I help my clients with

  • Healing from abuse or neglect (physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual)
  • Resolving Trauma and PTSD counselling
  • Finding peace from anxiety
  • Recovering from depression
  • Overcome negative habits like pornography use
  • Finding deep forgiveness for yourself and others
  • Anger management
  • Shame / feeling not good enough
  • Much more

Leighton Tebay, BA, MC, CCC

I graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, and received my Masters in Counselling Degree from Briercrest Seminary.  I am also a Certified Canadian Counsellor.  I have decades of experience working in Christian higher education.  Through my years I have mentored and supported a number of people, including many of those who have suffered from spiritual abuse.

Leighton Tebay - IFS Therapist - Counselling - Christian Counsellor

As a certified professional member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association my services qualify for reimbursement under most benefit plans that cover counselors.  I recommend all potential clients check with their benefits provider to ensure coverage.  As a member of CCPA I abide their ethical standards.

Feel free to learn more about me.

Alexandria Kennedy

Do you feel like a failure because you don’t quite fit in this world?  Do you feel guilt and shame because you can’t keep up with the expectations?  Is life just a little too overwhelming?  I specialize in helping those who feel stuck in patterns that bring frustration and shame.

You might be diagnosed with ADHD, Autism or just feel like you are struggling to get through the muck of grief, anxiety, or depression.  You might be someone struggling to support a loved one who is trying make their way in a world that isn’t designed for them.

I help bring understanding to life’s difficult challenges.  In my approach to therapy, I help bring clarity to problems that keep us stuck.  I help you find your strength and equip you with skills to manage your emotions and find a way to not just survive but thrive.

I am trained in Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory.  I am happy to take on clients age 10 and older.

You can find out more about me here.

Common things I help my clients with

  • Process grief and loss
  • Succeeding with ADHD and Autism
  • Parenting children with ADHD and Autism
  • Recover from depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anger management
  • Cope with anxiety
  • Support disabled children, peers and parents
  • Live through chronic illness

Alexandria Kennedy – MC

I received my Masters in Counselling Degree from Briercrest Seminary.  I am also a Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Assocation (Certification Pending).