When your relationship becomes distant, difficult, or distressed, it can feel like your world is falling apart. In our work together, we find ways to strengthen your relationship, reshaping it into one that feels closer, more reliable, and comforting.
The psychotherapy process involves developing an interpersonal relationship which strengthens and transforms your sense of self, and enhances your confidence and well-being in the world. Empowerment and growth through interpersonal connection are both the process and the goal of relational therapy.
My High Park Psychotherapy office is tucked away behind a Victorian house on a tree lined street in Roncesvalle Village. A tiny oasis in the city.
My name is Ted Leckie and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. My colleagues, clients and friends have at various times described me as empathetic, kind, gentle and insightful.
I offer psychotherapy and couples therapy to individuals, families and couples. In addition I run an ongoing relational psychotherapy group which meets weekly. If you would like to see me individually, with your partner, with your family or if you would like to join one of my psychotherapy groups, feel free to contact me at email@example.com
I have also studied mindfulness, psychology and mental health at the University of Toronto - looking at the mind, consciousness, cognitive science, and health psychology, to understand the contributions of mindfulness to the modern understanding of consciousness, and mental and physical health and illness.
My particular interest lies with couples, families and relationships. I see clients as couples, as part of a family and/or individually. My couples training has been with John Gottman (Level One and Level Two training) as well with Gail Palmer and Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy -EFT- Externship and EFT Core Skills). My family training has been with Gail Palmer (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy).
The Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is the governing body of a new health regulatory college in Ontario. The College is established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). To practice psychotherapy in Ontario, one must be a registered psychotherapist.
I adhere to the code of ethics mandated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
My psychotherapy training is from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, a three year intensive theoretical and clinical training program in relational, intersubjective and psychodynamic therapy.
I am a board member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, a professional society of psychotherapists.
I am a clinical member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, a professional association of psychodynamic psychotherapists committed to the preservation, practice, study, and advancement of psychodynamic therapy.
I adhere to the codes of ethics mandated by the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy and the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and provide a non-judgemental, accepting, LGBT friendly and safe environment.
My fee is $130/session + HST (sessions last 50 minutes) and I normally schedule one and a half sessions for couples (75 minutes).
Methods of payment indclude cash, e-transfer, cheque or credit card.
If you have coverage for either Registered Psychotherapists (which is what I am) or Registered Psychologists (one of whom I work with and can bill through if necessary) then this fee is often reimbursable to you through your insurance company but not always; it will depend on the exact policy you have.
Cancellations require 24 hours notice or a full fee will be charged.
My book lined office has a wood burning stove and radiant in-floor heating during the winter and air-conditioning during the summer with a cozy selection of seating options.
At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.