• Welcome to Sanctuary Counselling and Training

Our Vision

A Sanctuary is a place of comfort, safety and healing, a refuge from the storms of our life. At Sanctuary counselling and training we aim not only to provide a sanctuary for our clients but to help them build one within themselves.

To Learn More about Sanctuary Counselling And Training’s Staff

Sunna Murphy,
H.B.A., M.S.W, R.S.W.
Pronouns: She/Her

Our Approach

Therapists at Sanctuary Counselling and Training employ a strengths-based, client centered approach to therapeutic work in a trauma-informed, attachment based model.

Our approach integrates depth therapies to explore the core issues, behavioural modalities that teach and build skills, trauma processing to reduce intrusive symptoms and embodiment techniques to really gain a felt sense of safety, self-compassion and calm.

Our trainings incorporate the latest neurobiology and trauma research  and are delivered in an accessible and authentic style that prioritizes group experiential learning, arts-based activities and use of self.

We create a safe and comforting environment that allows our clients to explore their own creative path to healing, learning and growth.

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Our News

Transforming Your Inner Critic

Join Sanctuary Counselling and Edge of Grey Encaustics as we dig deeply and explore our inner critic.

Vicarious Resilience

Join us for monthly peer meetings in a safe and supportive space for debrief and community connection.

March 29, 2018

We participated in a community small business fair at Lakeside Hope House in Guelph organized by the Circles program.Circles is a community based anti-poverty initiative that creates opportunities for connections across economic barriers.

April 25, 2018

We provided a workshop for Parenting In A New Society group at Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Center in Kitchener on self care and boundaries!

May 8, 2018

Check out this guest blog we wrote for Lakeside Hope House on Trauma and the Role of Community

Our Blog

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue


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