About James

James Barber
Registered Psychotherapist

Finding the Right Counsellor

Building a strong connection with your therapist is the single biggest factor in having a great counselling experience.  In other words, it’s all about the relationship.

Of course, my training, experience, and knowledge are all important too. In the end though, you’ll find counselling to be the most helpful and worthwhile if you:

  • feel like you can trust me with how you’re really doing.
  • know you can talk to me about anything, if it’ll help.
  • believe that I have your best interest at heart.

I’d love to connect for a free 15-minute consultation call – either over-the-phone or secure video chat – to help you get a better sense of me.


Sometimes your relationship might feel stuck on auto-pilot; like you’re just going through the motions, but that sense of joy or adventure is missing.  Sometimes we get so busy with other things that our relationships suffer or get neglected.  And let’s face it, sometimes our relationships just get really messy and painful because no one can hurt us in quite the same way as our partner can.

I’m passionate about helping couples create a different kind of relationship. A relationship that’s enjoyable again and fulfilling.

Or maybe you’re looking for something that’s just for you.  A space to feel whatever you’re feeling without fear of being judged or criticized. A kind and trusting place to explore what’s really important to you.  If you feel lost or hurt, or find yourself falling into a tailspin of stress or worry, I can help you get back on track. My goal is to get you moving again toward your goals with a renewed sense of hope and self-confidence.

I have been a professional counsellor and psychotherapist since 2006. I’m also a husband and father. A lover of quiet spaces with a good novel. A movie enthusiast. And I never feel more connected to myself and the natural world around me than when I’m hiking in the woods.

License & Certifications

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and am qualified to offer clinical supervision approved by the College.

I’m a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), and

a Certified Couples and Family Therapist with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

My specialties include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.