We are accepting new clients!
Sessions are offered virtually and in-person at our Dundas and Burlington locations.
Affordable Counselling Options
Making therapy accessible
Counselling at reduced rates
In 2017, Valley Connections Counselling began offering internships to Masters-Level Counselling Interns. We are now one of Hamilton's most sought-after sites for future Psychotherapists to complete their practicums. Our Counselling and Psychotherapy Interns, practicing under the supervision of our Executive Director and our Intern Supervisor, offer Counselling to our clients at reduced rates. For $115 per hour, you can get help for a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, challenges with life transitions, self-esteem and body image concerns, stress, and more.
All of our Counsellors and Registered Psychotherapists offer 30 minute Consultations at NO CHARGE so that you can meet your therapist and decide if you are a good fit for each other.
Nick Eakins is our Master's Level Psychotherapy Intern providing online and in-person psychotherapy and counselling in our Dundas Office.
Nick Eakins, BA, MA (Cand.)
Youth & Adult Therapist
Hello, my name is Nick Eakins (he/him), and I am a Psychotherapy Intern at Valley Connections Counselling in Dundas. I am completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Classical Studies from Queen’s University.
I offer client-directed services and take a collective approach to counselling. My aim is to support and encourage each client along their own journey to self awareness in a way that is adaptive, authentic, and free of judgement. Trusting in the power of the therapeutic relationship, I affirmably accept my duty to listen intentionally, to express empathy and unconditional positive regard, and to offer appropriate, compassionate, and responsible clinical guidance. I draw from evidence-based theoretical approaches such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solutions-Focused, and existential psychotherapy, to inform a collaborative examination of personal valuations and recognised strengths, and to effectively implement realizable strategies.
My eclectic work and life experiences reflect a wide array of interests and a genuine passion for meeting people, with diverse backgrounds and from all walks and stages of life. I am interested in working with adolescents, adults and couples, and welcome clients from the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to explore ways we might work together, I would be happy to address any questions you may have or to schedule an initial consultation.