Jay Kryklywj

Jay is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2083) with the Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists (ACCT Canada).

Counselling was a calling for me.  I have always had the desire to help people learn to be better versions of themselves. 

I started my career-path working with people, helping them figure out their passions and their life goals.  However, many people still had road blocks within them that conventional life coaching simply couldn’t address.

I enjoyed working one on one and in small groups and found that I took to doing Counselling Therapy extremely easily. I find myself fascinated by people and their complexities. Helping people learn about themselves in such an intimate way is immensely rewarding and I find myself feeling like I am doing something I was always meant to be doing.

Personally, I struggled with depression and chronic anxiety throughout my life and had accepted that that was just the way I was built. There was no way I could be any different. When I finally discovered the pathway to healing those parts of myself that created the depression and anxiety, I was nearly 40 years old. I felt like I had been awakened to a whole different version of life that I had no idea ever existed.

I see so many people now who were in the same position I was and my heart goes out to them. I’ve walked where they’ve walked and believed that there was no other way and so, I have a drive to reach out and teach that there are other ways that are open to them.

Areas of counselling expertise

  • Men’s issues
  • Life transition
  • Personal identity

Therapy modalities Jay uses in his counselling practice

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Goal Directed Therapy

Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor

Having been in some of the positions my clients find themselves in, I am very empathetic to their cause. I am highly adaptable and willing to work where the client is at. I am very open warm and friendly and bring humour into my practice where ever I can.

Education and professional development

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Lethbridge
  • Multimedia Diploma, Lethbridge College
  • Transpersonal Psychology Diploma, Clearmind International Institute
  • Training in Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1