Brighter Path Counselling

About Me

I honour your experiences, feelings, and beliefs and will walk beside you on your journey.

Susan Ockrant-Johnston

Hello, my name is Susan Ockrant-Johnston and I’m glad you’re here. People access counselling to make changes in their life. I will walk beside you, supporting and guiding you in making those changes. With over 17 years of experience, I understand and appreciate the importance of having a therapist you can trust. My goal is to support you in examining your thoughts and feelings, while achieving a greater sense of self worth. I have worked for McMaster University providing counselling for students for the past 16 years, while at the same time working in my own practice supporting individuals, couples and families.

Susan Ockrant from Bright Path Counselling

My Guarantees

1. Confidential – I am committed to ensure all my client interactions are compliant with all security and privacy regulations

2. Intrinsic Worth – I believe and respect the internal worth of all individuals I support

3. Professional Knowledge – I am dedicated to ongoing professional development and continue to stay knowledgeable on the various improvements in my profession

4. Your Best Interest – My primary goal and professional obligation will be to continue to advocate for change with your best interest in mind

My Approaches

  • Solutions Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy 

Education & Training

Food For Thought

There are a few quotes that have been impactful in my growth and development and here is one that you may find helpful. 

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”

– Brene Brown