Susan Doiron

Canadian Certified Counsellor

EMDR Certified Therapist

#201 – 2469 Pauline Street, Abbotford, BC V2S 3S1



Welcome, I am glad you found your way here.

I am passionate about helping my clients cultivate more presence and empowerment in their lives and access their wisdom and capacity for growth and healing. Using a holistic, client centered and collaborative approach, I will help support you as you navigate difficult life experiences with care and compassion.

Letting yourself be vulnerable with a stranger can be scary, and I commend you for taking the first step in finding someone. I believe everyone has the capacity within them to grow. I use a variety of proven techniques (one is EMDR) to help promote your healing and achieve your goals.

I have a Master of Education in Counselling with experience in the field since 2004. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and am an EMDR Certified Therapist.

I specialize in EMDR therapy (an alternative to talk therapy). My introduction to the field of trauma therapy began while working with survivors of sexual assault and historic sexual abuse. While EMDR is my primary treatment modality, I also incorporate CBT and mindfulness in my practice.

My counselling experiences include treating depression and anxiety, trauma and recovery, grief counselling, stress reduction, life transitions and I have worked with adults, children, and youth. I currently work with adults.

I am a self-help author of four books the latest of which is an adult fairy tale that is about searching for meaning.

Fairy Tale Method (FTMD)

I am the creator of the Fairy Tale Method (FTMD). It came about after I wrote my fourth self-help book and published it in 2022. It took the form of an adult fairy tale titled: Belle’s Search for Meaning. 

After this fairy tale book was released and appreciating the richness that fairy tales offer, I began to contemplate how to integrate fairy tales and EMDR. As a writer, I recognized the strengths and richness that fairy tales offer. And as an EMDR therapist, I witnessed firsthand, the power and efficiency of EMDR. Through closer examination, I concluded that they could complement one another. The fairy tale method is the result of this creative endeavour.

The creation of my client’s fairy tale through this method enables them to create their own fairy tale world that may reflect a familiar day-to-day one or a world that is not visible. It is through imagination that my clients get glimpses to meaning that is hidden from them in their ordinary world but visible in the depths of the fairy tale world.

The fairy tale method (and by association my client’s fairy tale story) begins at the onset of their healing journey known as the history taking and preparation phases and continues through to processing. It concludes when all target memories associated with the difficult issue that brought them to therapy, have been successfully processed. 

Other enriching features of FTMD

  • From the outset my client’s step into the role of the hero/heroine of their own fairy tale rather than the role of a victim or survivor. This role offers the right amount of emotional distance between themselves and their difficult issue.
  • At the heart of this method is transformation: it gives permission for my clients to see and believe that change is possible. It feeds their imagination to seek wonder, think strategically and to explore possibilities to overcome the obstacles that have been keeping them stuck.
  • It promotes resiliency and empowerment.
  • It is a gentle process.

Counselling and EMDR Therapy

First responders, Police, Health Care Professionals, and Veterans

EMDR treatment for Post Traumatic stress (PTSD) caused by workplace trauma.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma and Recent Critical Incidents

Counselling and EMDR for victims of crime, sexual assault, accidents, and traumatic stress caused by childhood trauma.

Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Entrepreneurs

EMDR treatment is used to heal from past pain that is blocking access to presence, creativity, empowerment, and flow.

More to Discover

Susan’s Books

Susan Doiron is the author of four books, including:

Find out more about Susan’s books here.

Susan’s Training

With over 10 years of experience in private practice and training, Susan is an experienced trainer in her field. Selected highlights of training clients include:

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference
  • Career Development Services
  • Mount St. Mary’s
  • PEI Teacher’s Federation
  • Webinars for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Among other clients

What Susan Offers

What Susan offers is her ability to listen and perceive deeply, her sense of who she is and her desire to accompany others interested in personal transformation. She is passionate about life and work. She is interested in the authentic process of engaging with people, learning to know people and how they perceive the world, what is important for them and how they deal with sorrow, disappointment and future directions. She is adept at helping others in their personal growth and development. Her conversations with others are very special in their depth, breadth and helpfulness. She understands well the connections between head and heart, being and doing, and the personal, social, spiritual interplay. She does see the extraordinary in the ordinary. I highly recommend her.

Dr. John Sumarah, R. Psych, CCC

Professor and Program Leader, Acadia University Counselling Program

Susan Doiron has been a valued colleague for several years. She is a bright, enthusiastic, inspiring woman and professional. She is engaged with life in a way that inspires the lives she touches. Her creativity and intelligence is invaluable to her profession and to all those who work with her. She has a real, yet optimistic view of life and a great sense of humour. She takes delight in learning and exploring life. She is skillful and deeply connects with others which make her an effective and valued therapist.

Denise M. Perron MSW, RSW

Private Therapist and Consultant