Sarah Chiddy

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
RP Qualifying, CTP Dipl
Availability:
Not Currently Accepting Clients
Session Format:
In-Person Sessions
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday
Clientele:
Adults
Email Sarah
  • Anger
  • Body Image
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
  • Existential Concerns
  • Health and Illness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Kinks and Fetishes
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Mourning and Bereavement
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Sadistic Tendencies
  • Sex and Intimacy Issues
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues
  • Client-Centred
  • Existential
  • Intersubjective
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    chiddy.therapy@gmail.com

    Your body and your unconscious mind know so much. However lost you feel, however unsure you are, you have survived until now, and you have done it by accessing some of this knowledge. This achievement deserves respect.

    In therapy, we work together to hear, to understand, and to try and make sense of the messages your body and your unconscious mind send you.

    We follow the thread of your thoughts, we look at your dreams, we stay with your experiences as they show up in our sessions, and together, we try and understand. We try and put words to what you are experiencing, and often, we work to make sense of what you experienced in the past.

    This kind of work is not a quick fix, and it takes hard work—from you and from me. But it can also bring lasting change: a feeling of being more present in your own life, increased resilience, more connection and conversation between different parts of yourself, and more reality-based relationships. It can help you let in more of yourself, more of that knowledge and wisdom and power that is inside your body and your unconscious mind.

    It would be an honour to accompany you on this journey.

    I work with people on a weekly basis.

    We will generally start with me getting to know a bit about your history—your family; your childhood; the cultures and communities you are part of; your experiences in work, relationships, play; the effect that living in this world has had on you; and anything else that you believe is important for me to know at the outset about who you are.

    Once I have some of this background information, you will take the lead in our sessions, bringing forward what is most present for you when we meet. I will listen to you with all my faculties, and I will share with you what comes to me when you speak.

    We will pay attention to your inner world, the outside world we live in, and the interplay between the two. I believe that our lives are deeply shaped by both, and what our conscious and unconscious does with it all.

    I aim to co-create a space for honest, brave, and free inquiry, where you can explore and honour your experiences, and with another person, make sense from them. To do this, it’s important that anything at all can be discussed in our conversations, and that all of your feelings in their full complexity are welcome—your fear, your anger, your shame, your joy.

    I take you and this work seriously and ask the same of you—which certainly doesn’t mean that our time together will be humourless. It simply means that what you bring—all that you bring—is important and will be treated that way.

    I find people endlessly interesting. Each person is a world, and it is a true privilege to join people on the intimate and intensely personal journey that is therapy.

    My training background includes an in-depth academic and experiential training program through the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP), as well as a Masters of Theological Studies and a teaching certification.

    My own life experiences as a queer white cis woman born in Canada to South African parents, as a spouse, as a parent, inevitably inform my view of the world. I am an intersectional and trans-inclusive feminist striving towards an anti-racist practice. Our similarities or differences in these areas or others may simply be present or may prompt useful inquiry and conversation over the course of our work together.

    I came to therapeutic work after a career in the non-profit sector. I have worked with youth, with donors, and with boards of directors. I also ran a practice using ritual to honour life transitions.

    My fee is $130, including HST. I have a limited number of sliding scale spots that are currently occupied.

    If you’d like to schedule a free 20-minute consultation to talk about whether we might work well together, or to set up a full 50-minute session, please send me an email at chiddy.therapy@gmail.com. During the week, I respond to messages within 24 hours.

    If you would like to schedule an initial consultation or a session, please contact me at chiddy.therapy@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.