Counselling & Mentoring

(Virtual + Telephone Counselling also available)


Respect the past, notice the present…and discover the future

With my unique blend of counselling, mentoring, and spiritual exploration, I help individuals, couples and groups meet life challenges so the past is respected, the present is noticed, and the future is discovered.

When current thoughts, feelings and actions bring unwanted results, I guide, with compassion and respectful assertiveness, the journey to better alternatives.  I support acceptance of the struggle, especially physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual change, a deep search of the authentic self, and a meaningful plan to move forward.

Dr. McArter is among the best in her profession – a truly empathic guide and counsellor.

She provided subtle signposts and cues to help me find my own way to solutions and a deeper understanding of what was limiting my perceptions. If the purpose of counselling is to illuminate the darker, more challenging parts of our psyches, her gentle but firm encouragement helped me shine a light in the shadows, sweep away the cobwebs and reveal my own strengths to deal with what I had previously seen as overwhelming difficulties.

Her personal warmth and humanity are always at the ready, too, constantly assuring me of her support and compassion.


Who this is for

I offer my counselling and mentoring services to individuals, couples and groups who are experiencing personal, relationship or work issues that are having negative effects on their emotional, mental, physical, social or spiritual wellbeing.

They feel challenged by these changes and know they need to cope differently now. They wonder if what they desire is possible. (Hint: YES – it is!)

Are you experiencing any of the following?

My clients come to me with a variety of issues – problems calling for a need for change, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress and worry
  • Low self-worth
  • Loneliness
  • Questions of meaning and purpose
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt, shame, embarrassment
  • Rejection and exclusion
  • Confusion and poor decision-making
  • Relationship and communication conflicts
  • Career and volunteer work issues
  • Addictive behaviors: substances, food, work

Change the story you tell about yourself

Problems like these arise due to our interpretation of our past and present experiences – and the meaning we give them. Our issues are an accumulation of what we learn over time, what we believe about ourselves and the story we tell to ourselves and the world.

As we grow older and wiser, the goals of our youth no longer satisfy. Achieving the tangible, outward measures of success give way to an inward search for meaning.

It’s time to move to the next stage – to find answers to problems with deeper exploration and discovery – going to the heart and soul of the matter – to achieve your desired results.

Develop the courage to know, love and trust yourself

With the right guidance, you can learn from your mistakes, recognize creative possibilities and make wiser choices. And in doing so, develop the courage to know, love and trust yourself.

You can feel peaceful, relaxed, secure, confident and calm. You can develop the skills to connect and engage in your world. You belong – you have a worthy place as a spiritual being on a human journey.

  • Experience the unlimited possibilities and positive effects of personal, relationship and work change
  • Become excited about this process of emerging as you transform and move into your new identity
  • Discover the potential of your “inner spaciousness” connected with and part of a higher and deeper source
  • Learn to blend skills of creative questioning, self-reflection, and reframing for practical wisdom


Counselling and mentoring are a personal investment in yourself.

Fees are in accordance with the recommended guidelines of my professional associations and reflect my years of professional development and personal and professional commitment to teach, guide, support, coach, advise, and model the positive results that come from authentic and courageous ways of being.

  • 60 minute session – $120 + GST
  • 90 minute session – $180 + GST

Ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling life?

Don’t miss the joy, excitement, and confidence that comes when you explore your possibilities, appreciate your gifts, and contribute in service to others. Your next years can be your best years!

Contact me for a 15 minute FREE telephone consultation to ensure that my services are right for you.

Now, with less fear, I make choices for what I really want in my life.

When I came to Gloria, I was bound up in my fear, excuses and inaction.

She guided me to open and trust more in my worthiness. Her spiritful energy helped me feel free to make positive choices with more awareness of possibilities and opportunities.

My counselling experience with Gloria has meant freedom to move through the pain and sadness that paralyzed me in the past. Now, with less fear, I make choices for what I really want in my life. Thank-you, Gloria, you are truly a beautiful and soulful person.