Duncan Keist

Duncan (he/him/his) believes that good mental health develops from having healthy relationships, effective coping skills, a robust self-esteem, and a sense of living a meaningful life. Duncan works with clients to establish or augment these aspects of their lives in ways that are best fit for them. Overall, he offers support, guidance, and insights to clients who are facing difficulties and uncertainties. He also provides a safe and welcoming space for discussion, reflection, and healing.

Approaches/techniques: Duncan provides counselling from a cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, psycho-educational, and trauma-informed perspective. He uses CBT, gestalt, mindfulness, play therapy, and dialectical interventions. He also practices within feminist, social justice, queer theory, and biopsychosocial frameworks.