The Counselling Centre

Our Staff


Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris, MEd
Assistant Director, Student Services
902-420-5601
sarah.morris@smu.ca
 
Sarah is the Assistant Director of Student Services, overseeing The Counselling Centre and Chaplaincy, along with the Multi-faith space. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science with honours in Psychology from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Educational Psychology from Dalhousie as well‌. Sarah sits on various campus committees for Student Services.

 


Cindy Boland, MEd
Psychologist
 
Cindy completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. She has worked in universities, addiction treatment settings, community practices and most recently at the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre supporting survivors of sexual violence. Areas of particular interest include trauma, shame/self-worth, angerrelationship struggles and boundaries. Cindy’s approach to therapy is highly collaborative, as she believes empowering clients is key to growth. Her orientation is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

 


Daniel Abar, MEd 
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Registered Counselling Therapist
902-420-5614
daniel.abar@smu.ca
 
Daniel has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Daniel has experience working with children, youth, adults and families. Daniel has a background in trauma informed care and uses cognitive-behavioural and motivational interviewing.  His areas of interest are wide ranging but include anxiety, depression, and gambling/internet/substance use issues.

 


Lorianne Urquhart, MEd 
Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate) 
902-496-8766
lorianne.urquhart@smu.ca
 
Lorianne completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Dalhousie as well as a Masters of Education (Counselling) from Acadia University. She has a background as a teacher, coach, tutor, and counsellor, working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her approach to counselling is largely collaborative, working alongside clients to encourage autonomy and positive self-growth. Her main areas of interest include, but are not limited to, anxiety, mindfulness, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and substance use.

 


Caroline Bradley, MEd (Maternity Leave)   
Caroline Danis 
Registered Counselling Therapist
902-496-8766
caroline.bradley@smu.ca
 
Caroline has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling as well as a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She has experience working with children, youth and adults and has worked in community and university settings. Caroline uses cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused approaches to counselling. Her areas of particular interest include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness and anger. Caroline is comfortable providing counselling in both English and French.

 


Brandon Yeo, MEd
Counsellor
902-420-5610
brandon.yeo@smu.ca
 
Brandon has a Masters of Education in Counselling from Acadia University and his Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Vincent University. Brandon has experience working as a Counsellor at the Mount Saint Vincent University counselling centre as well many years’ experience working with adults with disabilities. Brandon takes a strengths-based approach to counselling and uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in his practice. His main areas of interest are, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, toxic masculinity, and problems surrounding social media usage.

 


Bobbi Beuree, B.A. / Certified CAN Coach 
Bobbi Beuree
Intake & Programs Coordinator
902-496-8797
Bobbi Beureebobbi.beuree@smu.ca
 
Bobbi earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Saint Mary's University and has since completed Certificates in Professional Counselling, Leadership Development, and Life Coaching. She has been employed as Intake & Programs Coordinator since 2006. Bobbi provides scheduled intake sessions for students new to The Counselling Centre to offer support, assess how we can be most helpful, and make referrals both on and off campus. She also provides Academic & Life skills Coaching for all students, which includes one-on-one appointments and group workshops.
 

Noelle Strickland, BA (Hons), MPsych (Experimental Developmental)
PhD Student, Clinical Psychology
902-420-5610
 
Noelle is a fourth year clinical psychology student in the doctoral program at Dalhousie University. She completed her Masters of Experimental Developmental Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree at Carleton University. Her clinical training has included approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Behavioural Activation. She has worked with many different populations, including students, members of the community, as well as inpatient psychiatric and forensic clients. Areas of interest include trauma, addictions, LGBTQ+ related issues (e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity), and shame. Noelle's practice is strength based, collaborative, feminist informed, and non-judgmental. 
 

Ashleigh George (Maternity Leave)
Ashleigh Dempsey
Secretary
902-420-5615
counselling@smu.ca
 
Ashleigh has a Paralegal Diploma from Maritime Business College. Ashleigh can be found booking personal counselling appointments for current students at Saint Mary's. She can answer any questions students may have about The Counselling Centre.

 


Catherine 'Cat' London (Maternity Leave Cover)
Secretary 
902-420-5615
counselling.reception@smu.ca
 
Cat has a Biotechnology Technologist Advanced Diploma from St. Lawrence College. Cat keeps busy scheduling academic coaching and personal counselling appointments for current students at Saint Mary's, as well as helping care for Counselling Centre matters. If she can't answer your questions about The Counselling Centre, she'll find someone who can!