For 22 years, Bill was a successful cabinetmaker in Alberta, and in those years, he had the satisfaction of working on many different and unique projects, but his favourite thing to do was build kitchens. "When I get to the job site to install the kitchen, the house is just a box. When I leave, it's a home."
After being invalided out of his trade, he took the opportunity to return to school at 41. With counselling credentials in hand, he opened a private counselling practice with his wife, Susannah-Joy, in Kelowna, BC. In 2008 he followed Susannah-Joy to Kuwait where they practiced for seven years. While overseas, Bill completed a master's degree in counselling psychology, adding significantly to the breadth and depth of his counselling experience in a diverse and multi-cultural psychology center. In 2015, after returning to Canada, he founded William & Associates Counselling Services again in partnership with his wife, Susannah-Joy. Bill actively pursues education in order to keep his skills current, and he completed his certification as a Sexual Addictions Therapist in July of 2019.
Bill works with men and women by offering support in addressing stressful life circumstances, intimacy disorders, sexual addictions and Bill also helps couples navigate their relationship challenges. Focusing on a compassionate, non-judgmental process, he helps to clarify patterns of thinking and behaviour which in turn, creates the opportunity for change.
Fun fact: Bill is an avid Formula One fan, and has his own racing setup in the Mancave including life size screen and custom built racing seat. He's raced every F1 circuit multiple times and uses this pastime as self-care.
Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist, (CSAT)
Emotional Fitness Coach, MAC (UK)
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
Diploma of Professional Counselling
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)
Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)
International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals