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Christian counselor G. Hartwell

 

George Hartwell M.Sc.
as a counsellor.

What is my style of counselling?

George is an experienced marriage counsellor and individual therapist who holds his masters degree in clinical psychology from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.

Gene says "George was the first therapist I had ever sat down with, and with him, I felt completely relaxed."

"I like the fact that George is gentle, practical, has empathy and gives me hope, " says Ken B. of Toronto

My focus in marriage counselling is strengthening of the marital bond or connection.  I make use of the tools and insights that I have gained over 25 years in professional  counseling practice.  These tools called Life Transformation Therapy are based on the belief that only God can heal our life.

Marriage counselling needs to focus on the healing of traumas in the relationship.  Those events that kindle resentment, disappointment and anger or withdrawal into separate lives and, eventually, silent divorce.  A marriage needs to be a place of emotional safety and comfort where we can recharge to engage the world.

Individuals receive healing from past emotional trauma by discovering painful core beliefs and dissoving them through confrontation with the truth.  In prayerful listening  therapy that truth is God's very word spoken to our heart.

 Contact George:
(416) 234-1850,  877 854-3990,   Email George Hartwell

Experience

George's has been in private practice in Toronto, Ontario for 23 years.

George's love and humility coupled with 30 years experience enables him to deal quickly and effectively with root issues. He deeply enjoys seeing people's lives healed and relationships restored. To become a more effective counselor, George has integrated  into his professional counseling practice the concepts and tools of:

More about my mentors in Christian Prayer Therapy.

Experience

Board of Reference see below

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Experience

George's has been in private practice in Toronto, Ontario for 24 years. During this time George taught inner healing based on three books of John and Paula Sandford: Restoring the Christian Family, Transformation of the Inner Man and Healing the Wounded Spirit. These course were used to training lay ministry teams at St. George the Martyr Anglican Church.

George's love and humility coupled with 30 years experience enables him to deal quickly and effectively with root issues. He deeply enjoys seeing people's lives healed and relationships restored. To become a more effective counselor, George has integrated  into his professional counseling practice the concepts and tools of:

 

Board of Reference:

Those on the Board of Reference are persons of good repute who know trust and support me and my counselling service. You may contact them to confirm their knowledge of me at the numbers or e-mail addresses provided. If you are a client with any concern about me or my professional counselling service you are encouraged to raise this concern with those on the Board of Reference. If there is any problem with these numbers or links please call me at (416) 234-1850 or Email George Hartwell

  1. Father Terrence McKenna is the Roman Catholic chaplain at Pearson International Airport where he can be reached at (905) 676-9560. Rev. M.Kenna is an active participant in a small group of pastors that I meet with for prayer.  He is  Chairman of the Board of Reference; has attended my seminars, pastors retreats and observed counselling sessions.

  2. Kathryn Richardson at (416) 247-6464 has been an active member a 'mentor group' that I formed to teach Life Transformation Therapy.  She has interviewed clients who have been on retreat or in therapy sessions with me.  Her business, Prime Times Strategies, offers consulting services in communications and advocacy for health and human serves organizations. Kathryn is Past President of the Central Ontario Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Top.

  3. Margaret Sprenger hs known me as a Bible study leader, as a member of the Outreach committee that I chaired and has attended many of my training seminars.  Ms. Sprenger supports families seeking information and support about the effect of alcohol on the unborn child. Margaret is a fellow Christian who loves people and has known me for 25 years. Margaret provides leadership in the Ontario Fetal Alcoholism Support Network. Margaret lives in Owen Sound Ontario.  You can reach Margaret at (519)  371-8400. For information about FAS see: www.help4fas.org.

  4. Gairey Wayne Richardson teacher, actor (Polka Dot Door) and event organizer can be reached at (416) 247-6464.  Gary met me through men's ministry and Promise Keepers. I meet regularly with Gairey Wayne for fellowship and prayer support.

  5. Janet G. is an interior designer and visual artist who knows my ministry well. Janet leads the prayer ministry teams at Little Trinity Anglican Church in downtown Toronto. I can have Janet contact you with her own personal experiences in the Mentor Group.  Contact me with your request and I will have her contact you.  Phone me at (416) 234-1850.

  6. Rev. Bob Hartley is an Ontario personal and marital therapist using Christian inner healing prayer therapy. He has offices in Peterborough, Toronto and Oshawa, Ontario. Phone: (705) 799-7056

 

Comments by clergy who know George:

1.    Rev. Andy Leroux, priest at St. Ninians Anglican church, Toronto and Chairperson of the Bishop's Spirituality Committee.  Andy can be reached through St. Ninians at: (416) 438-2211. Andy is a member of a small prayer group of four men that I am a part of.  We meet monthly to share and pray and three times a year we take retreats together. Rev. Leroux writes:

"I have known George for many years ...as friend and colleague. I highly recommend George as a man of integrity, and would have no trouble recommending him as a wise counsellor. George is a very trustworthy man and has many years of experience and wisdom in the area of counselling. ... It is with conviction that I recommend George as a highly skilled and trained counsellor."

2.   Father Bill Comerford is a Catholic priest who has provided dedicated leadership to the charismatic service team in Toronto and Ontario.  Father Bill and I worked together on the executive of the Fellowship for Renewal in Toronto.

"I recommend George as a counsellor. He is a wise man with much experience."

God Bless, Bill

 

 

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