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Thank you for visiting my site.

I am Debbie Bowyer … a whole-life coach and an Accredited Counsellor.

I am a member in good standing with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists, and have served the local community for more than 25 years, in both the social and private sectors.


My giftedness and passion equip me to counsel or coach individuals to greater engagement in their own journey, at work or at home. I am able to offer in-person counselling for those living in Halifax Regional Municipality and also remote counselling through FaceTime or Skype. "I believe that a healthy mental and emotional life is God’s desire for you; it is mine too. That’s why my work is to help you build and sustain solutions by cooperating with God’s natural process of restoration."

I believe that you carry the seeds of healing, recovery and growth within you; that’s why my logo is an acorn. A well-meaning friend saw my logo and joked, “A nut? Really? Won’t someone think you are mocking them?” I chuckled too, but no, it’s not a joke. I don’t see a nut; I see the seed of the mighty oak, an impressive life form that has inspired countless poems and literature. Let me explain. The oak tree, when it first starts out, spends almost all of its energy on root development, with little growth above ground. The initial root (the taproot) grows deep underground. Soon the taproot is surpassed by an extensive root system which brings the tree moisture and nutrition for its lifetime. The root system of a mature oak can total hundreds of kilometres. Eventually when two oaks grow side by side, they can even share root systems that have grafted together.


People are just like this; they are healthiest (spiritually and emotionally) when they are tapped in to Jesus Christ, when they take the time to develop strong roots, and when they learn to share roots in community with others. Together, we will explore what it will take for you to develop these kinds of roots and then do the hard work of cultivating the soil to make it happen. In a nutshell, here is a bit about how I work.


My counselling style is to allow clients to bring their past into the present so that they can develop skills that free them to thrive in the future.

My counselling approach comes from a biblical perspective, meaning it is person-oriented, solution-focused, and provides a safe, open and encouraging space to equip and free clients to do four things:

  • identify automatic negative, limiting or unproductive thoughts and behaviours, and imagine a life beyond them;
  • move from the bondage of those thoughts and behaviours, into a freedom of intention and choice where they can live life with purpose and passion;
  • develop the skill to sustain this freedom on their own;
  • help others achieve the same freedom, thereby, reinforcing the changes within them.