“I am not listening to problems I am listening for solutions”

Mary Pipher

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Looking for solutions and focusing on client’s strengths and abilities is Donalda’s passion. Whether she is working with an individual, group, family or couple, each journey starts with a unique story. It is about understanding behaviors and looking at patterns of behavior that connect to other stories. It is about identifying what changes are needed to support clients in the movement towards a healthier life.

Alone, people may feel too scared or vulnerable to look at old wounds. They may feel that if they allow themselves to experience those feelings they will break or even die.

But the purpose of a feeling is to be felt, understood and then let go. This takes courage, compassion, and commitment. Donalda helps elevate her clients to a place to safely work through their feelings. She knows the solution is inside each client waiting to be acknowledged, understood and realized.

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Individual Counselling:

Individual counselling is offered in one-hour sessions in person, via telephone, Skype or FaceTime. Donalda provides a safe, trusting and professional environment designed to encourage clients to discover what may be holding them back. With curiosity, a client can uncover the parts of their life that is no longer serving them and focus on positive forward steps.

At this time I am unable to take on new clients. If you would like to be contacted when I have availability, please email me at donj@accesscomm.ca.

“The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my feelings to make everyone else comfortable.”

Nicole Lyons

Group Work:

As a certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitator, Donalda offers small group programs in both 4-8 week and intensive sessions. Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants and is designed to provide an intimate experience to guide participants in their discovery of wholehearted living and how falls and failures teach us the most about who we are.

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ is based on the work of Brené Brown

For more information click here

Couples Counselling:

Couples counselling is offered in one hour sessions. Donalda brings a generalist approach to determine the strategy and technique that will best serve both individuals in the relationship

At this time I am unable to take on new clients. If you would like to be contacted when I have availability, please email me at donj@accesscomm.ca.

“We have worked with Donalda as both a couple and individually over the last number of years and have found both experiences very rewarding. Donalda’s compassion and empathy are amazing and she always has words of wisdom and guidance to help us on our journey. Our sessions with Donalda are always very professional and yet very personal – she is always well prepared but yet not pushy.””

Louise and Craig

“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”

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Disability Counselling:

Donalda knows firsthand the needs and supports families and individuals with disabilities require. She understands the need to be heard, to be validated and to be valued for their gifts. Her son Steven Ripplinger was diagnosed with Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy in 1990. Donalda’s path was often overwhelming. She and Steven’s father worked hard to balance the needs of their two other children with Steven’s increasing needs. This led to the creation of Steven’s Support Network, a group of volunteers that took on some of the work to support Steven and his family. Steven’s support network not only enhanced his life but helped Donalda define her direction. She could teach individuals with high physical disabilities and their families the techniques and lessons she’d learned. This was the birth of the REALM Foundation and the beginning of a lifelong commitment to helping other families on their journey.

Donalda is trained in the delivery of PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with HOPE), MAP (Making Action Plans) and incorporates Thinking like a Movement into her work. Disability counselling is offered in one hour sessions to individuals, couples and/or families. Donalda has written about her experiences with disability in the following publications:

  • Connection, Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s National Magazine:
    How Steven – and his parents – began to breathe again Read more
  • Dialect, Newsmagazine of the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living:
    How support networks make difficult situations better Read more

For more information about the REALM Foundation visit www.realmfoundation.ca.

Speaking and presentations:

If you are part of a company, agency, group or community that would like to find out how you can book Donalda Jones or if you want more information, please contact Donalda at 306-522-3242 or click here.

Rates:

$100.00 to $120.00 per 60-minute session
Group rates are posted on upcoming workshop information.

Insurance:

Services may be covered in full or in part by your Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) at work or through private insurance.

Payment:

Payment is required at the end of each session and can be paid with cash, cheque or electronic bank transfer.

Cancellation / Re-scheduling Policy:

I understand that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary. Therefore, I respectfully request at least 24-hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments. Cancellation within 24 hours of your appointment will result in being billed for that appointment.

Please bring a cheque to your first appointment. I will keep it in a secure location and it will only be processed in the event you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled time or in the case of a missed appointment.