Hi, I'm Kathryn.
Hello and welcome! My name is Kathryn Baker-Reed and I am a counsellor, hypnotherapist and Life Skills Coach. In addition, I am a parent, life partner, and deeply committed to life-long personal and professional development. My professional background includes working for 25+ years in the anti-violence movement. For 20 years I was a sexual assault counsellor in Southern Ontario and ultimately an Executive Director at SAVIS of Halton (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services).
My passion for working with community and advocating for survivors runs very deep. I have worked for both large and small non-profits as a manager, grant writer and program developer for communities experiencing barriers to service. My work focused on programming for survivors of violence, survivors of human trafficking, youth, seniors, education, employment and entrepreneurship.
In 2003, I also began a personal and professional journey with Psychodramatic BodyWork™ and trained for 13 years, with eight of those years at the Advanced level. I am deeply connected to this healing modality and am impressed with the level of positive change it provides. In 2019 I began studying Psychodrama at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute (HVPI) in Highland, New York. This modality supports healing through “experiential methods, enactment and re-enactment, sociometry, role theory, and group dynamics” (hvpi.net). I completed the Intensive training and joined Core training in March 2020. This study was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, however I will return to train further once travel is safe again. For more information about Psychodrama, feel free to speak with me and/or go to www.hvpi.net
Hypnosis and EFT Tapping round out my skills and I specialize in non-directive support that empowers people to find their voice and express their authentic selves. I am honoured to do this work, to learn about peoples' stories, and assist with goal and boundary setting. I encourage the development of self-care strategies, distill struggles to their core issues, help identify triggers and support folks to develop options for new growth. I look forward to meeting you!