Cindy Elkerton, MDiv, RP
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
CASC Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist & Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapy Supervisor-Educator
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner, Psychometrics Canada
At Papillon Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, we are focused on providing Psychotherapy with the highest levels of competence.
My name is Cindy. I am a Registered Psychotherapist - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have more than 15 years of experience. I practice an integrative form of psychotherapy that has the client’s own individuality and innate wisdom at its core.
I have a Masters degree from the University of Toronto and am a CASC Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist and Supervisor-Educator. MBTI Certified Practitioner, Psychometrics Canada.
I work with individuals, couples and families at my private practice. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy and MBTI Personality Type assessment.
My approach is based on relationships, and that who we are and how we relate to others is formed early on. When we come to understand what we believe to be true about ourselves, we realize as well, that these beliefs stem from the messages/responses others gave us at a very young age. Challenging these beliefs makes change possible. The relational psychotherapist is actively involved in the process of bridging the old ways of relating with the new. Hence the emphasis on the word: relational.
We are always "in relation" to someone, and we are affected negatively or positively by that exchange. Emotional distress is often rooted in relationships past and present, which have the power to demean and deaden the self. Emotional well-being depends on having satisfying mutual relationships with others. Together the relational psychotherapist and the client concentrate on the client's experience of the world looking into ways to change old patterns. The therapeutic relationship is supportive, strengthening and enlivening, focusing its efforts on enhancing one's sense of self and one's relationships with others.