Karyl Pope Psychotherapy
Marriage Counselling, Couples Counselling and Individual Counselling, Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington and Hamilton Ontario by Karyl Pope
A LETTER OF CLOSURE TO STAFF, CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES:
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to my staff, clients and the many other people who contributed to our work for the past 30 years. Thank you all for filling my life with excitement, challenges, love and a wide array of experiences that challenged me to grow every day: Now, on Aug 20, 2012, I regret to say that I am not able to continue working at this time and do not have any definite plans for the future.
I found profound satisfaction in almost every challenge and I am very grateful to my staff and clients for their hard work, loyalty, and dedication to their own and each other’s work over all these years (1978 to 2012). I will never cease to be inspired by the great courage and loving kindness clients and staff showed for each other and for me, and for their undying commitment to the process of living with courage and integrity. It was a great privilege to work with every one of you, both staff and clients and colleagues, over these 34 years.
Karyl is the former owner of Karyl Pope & Associates a large psychotherapy and counselling practice in Burlington Ontario. She has 35 years of experience in as a psychotherapist, marriage counsellor, couples counsellor and individual counsellor. She has journeyed a rich and varied life path in which she gained a wealth of experience in her profession as a counsellor and in her life, facing and mastering numerous difficult life challenges. Along with extensive training both academic and practical, Karyl brings the wisdom that very challenging life experiences have taught her. This gives her a special ability to understand marriage and individual challenges and connect with you in your suffering.
The problems clients bring to Karyl are already familiar to her on many fronts, from her training in Psychotherapy as well as in her rich and varied experience an RN, as a student of McMaster School of Divinity, as a teacher of Psychology and Sociology, as a business consultant, a counsellor, as a single parent mother of three, and as a survivor of some of life's most difficult personal challenges.
Clients come with issues such as:
- abuse: mental, sexual,
physical or emotional
- parenting special needs
- divorce, communication breakdown
- loss of support system or key
people who were always there for you
- feeling alone with no-one to turn
- emptiness, despair
- loss of faith in God, in life, in
others and in yourself
- financial problems or losses
- despair, emptiness, loss of
self-esteem and confidence, hopelessness
- chronic illness
- chronic pain
- feelings of hopelessness
- major changes in your life
- loss of identity or identity
- major changes in family life
- work circumstances
- support system, friends
- feelings of shame, guilt,
inferiority, powerlessness, disillusionment ,
bitterness, betrayal, jealousy
- feeling victimized, one down,
inferior, feeling paranoid (others donít like me, think I am
stupid) ,I don't measure up
- jealousy, anger, paranoia
- chronic depression
- chronic anxiety
- feeling overburdened and exhausted
with no way out
- afraid to tell your partner what is really wrong for fear of making it worse
Any or several of these and more can show up in a couples problem, a family problem, a marriage problem or an individual problem.
Your therapist is your guide in the work. It is easier to solve a problem if you have a knowledgeable guide onside, giving you guidance and encouragement. and we promise to work as hard as you do.
It works if you work