John Roche, MDiv, MSW, RSW
John Roche has two Master's degrees in counselling and four years of clinical experience. He also has extensive post-graduate training in EMDR, CBT, and ACT, three of the most empirically-validated and effective forms of therapy.
Passionately dedicated to his growth as a person and a professional, he has practiced mindfulness meditation for ten years, studied under a number of psychological and spiritual masters, and lived in monasteries around the world. In order to offer his clients the highest standard of therapy, he continuously engages in post-graduate education, professional consultation, and self-directed study.
Into his early twenties, John struggled with severe anxiety and depression. After experiencing how counselling transformed his most profound difficulties into sources of creativity, compassion, and joy, he committed himself to helping others to do the same. He has come to believe that all people, no matter how battered or lost they may seem, are capable of healing and leading satisfying, joyful lives.
John moved to Waterloo from Victoria in 2011, and in his spare time he loves being outdoors, reading, dancing, travelling, writing, making epic karaoke performances, and eating nachos.