Patricia Davies

patricia davies

ba, (dipl.)ac, (cert.)oaccpp

Hi, welcome and thank you for visiting my website.  I have provided the following brief introduction to help you get to know me and hope we will have a chance to meet.

Addictions, problem gambling and working with police officers and their family members are areas of particular interest to me. I also provide help with trauma, lifestyle change, everyday “stuff” (problems) or whatever is troubling you. I am interested in positive psychology.

I believe in the ability of individuals and families to recover from active addictions and to maintain successful recovery.  It is a privilege to be able to help facilitate the process.

I was employed in a residential addiction treatment program working with individuals, families and employers with substance abuse, problem gambling and trauma issues beginning in 1987. Later, I was part of the team developing a new problem gambling treatment program and became responsible for the ongoing design and delivery of the content.  I was actively involved in the addictions aftercare program, its delivery, management and design.  Facilitating group therapy sessions and fee for service individual therapy were included in my responsibilities.

In 2005, I decided to concentrate solely on my private practice, (kirmits counselling), and have enjoyed the change and challenge.

My experience working for over 28 years with the law enforcement community and their family members is a highlight of my career. I helped establish and continue to facilitate an ongoing, weekly, confidential support/therapy group for sworn police officers. Known as the H.E.A.R.T (Heart) group, it is now in its 19th year and is fully supported by the Toronto Police Association. I appreciate their confidence in me.

My work has taken me across Canada and the United State to attend conferences and workshops and from time to time to be a presenter.  Occasional appearances on radio and television have given me the opportunity to provide some understanding and education about addiction and problem gambling to a wider audience.

I believe in the ability of individuals and families to recover from the prison of addiction, to find new meaning in life and rewards in lifestyle change. I believe in the ability of the individual to find the answers within themselves to the issues they present with some guidance and effort on their part.  It is a privilege to be of service.