Natalie Comrie has been providing therapeutic counselling services to children, teens, adults and families since 2010. Known for her commitment to relationships she strives to create safe and nurturing positive interactions in which individuals can be supported while reaching their full potential.
Natalie has a Diploma in ECE (Early Childhood Education) a Child and Youth Worker Diploma and a Certificate in Counselling. She began her career working in group homes, long and short term care facilities and shelters where she got a first-hand look at how the system tends to fail many families. After more than a decade of working in these facilities, Natalie saw the need to make a greater impact and opened her home, becoming a foster parent to teenage girls, with her partner and their three children.
Natalie provides counselling with an emphasis on self-esteem, attachment issues, relationship problems, communication repair and self-care. Natalie has a diverse set of skills which aid her in varying the treatment to fit the particular person and situation presented. She creates a close, supportive relationship in the counseling setting to assist each person in moving forward through open discussion, developing personal insight, offering workable suggestions and by arming them with the tools needed to make better decisions.
In addition, Natalie teaches a series of workshops and discussion groups birthed from her many years working with families, through her company Ask Donna Marie, where she focuses on relationship values and positive interactions.
Frequently the work takes her out of the office into either the educational or legal community. Natalie works with school staff and parents to define suitable interventions and communication strategies. As a qualified parenting coordinator, she is most interested in developing a collaborative team with parents and the legal professionals to keep the focus on parenting and children.
Her high energy, positive outlook and diverse skills has led her to provide consultation and training to community agencies, schools, and parenting groups.
For full details, please visit Natalie’s web site at: www.askdonnamarie.com
and visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/askdonnamarie