Natalee Cooper Counsellor

About Natalee:

As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to create a space where every person I see feels connected, valued, respected and safe and that expressing their authentic selves and their reality is an enriching experience where they feel heard and validated. My therapeutic style focuses on building relational safety. I strongly believe that the relationship between a person and their therapist is the most vital in creating meaningful lasting change. With this in my mind as I work with you, I work from a place that is relatable and warm.

When we experience difficulty in life, it can feel like there’s something innately ‘wrong’ with us. I’m a big believer that as humans we face challenges, traumatic events and blocks in our road and our response to that, whether the response comes out physically, emotionally, behaviorally, or psychologically we are human. The different ways in which we cope are often based on the resources that we have subconsciously learned and can depend greatly on the experiences we have had.

Every person I speak with comes with a unique background of experience and has a wealth of skills and knowledge that they bring to counselling. Each has different ways to cope with life every day. As such, my style of working is very collaborative as I believe that people are the experts in their own lives. My approach in exploring an issue or experience that is challenging you is to work alongside you using the mix of what we both know to make sense of it and explore new ways of being. I do this using a mix of Internal Family Systems Informed Therapy (IFS), Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experiencing, Psychology, Sensory-motor Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Ego State and Parts Work Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy DBT and CBT.

Natalee’s Qualifications and Certificates include:

Diploma of Counselling

Diploma of Mental Health

Trauma Research Foundation’s Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies


Peter Levine’s Trauma Masterclass Working with what the body knows: Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

IFS (Internal Family Systems) Model – Online Introduction Webinar and Workshop

Janina Fisher’s Trauma Treatment Certification Training (CCTP) The latest Advances and Proven Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held Trauma

Essentials of Trauma Treatment: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTPI) Training Course

Complex PTSD and Trauma (CCTP-II) Certification Training: Interventions from EMDR, Parts Work, CPT, and Polyvagal Theory

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana: Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) Training Course: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

Trauma: Practical Mind-Body Strategies to Heal Trauma and Foster Resilience

Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model

Gabor Maté Compassionate Inquiry Master Class: A powerful approach for healing anxiety, addictions, ADHD, and more

Trauma Informed Life Coach

Diagnosing Anxiety Disorders

Neuroscience and Neurobiology Basics for Therapists

Treating Anxiety with Motivational Interviewing

Refugee and Immigrant Youth: Challenges and Interventions to Promote
Recovery from Trauma 

Systemic Oppression and Traumatic Stress: Evidence-based Social Justice
Interventions for Clinicians

First Do No Harm: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
Case Studies in Trauma

Drawing upon the Body’s Intelligence: An Introduction to Sensorimotor

Effective Interventions for Young Children with Trauma Symptoms

Trauma and Addiction: Taking Motivational Interviewing to the Next Level

The Treatment of Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model

Working with Trauma

Trauma Informed Care: Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Post-Traumatic

Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and the Need for Self-care

Designing Clinical Interventions to Prevent Youth Self-harm and Suicide

Ethical Dilemmas in Online Counselling: Case Studies

Working with Children at Risk

Dissociative Identity Disorder

A Holistic Wellness Approach to Mental Disorder Diagnosis: A
Collaborative Process for Wellness and Recovery

The Traumatic Effects of Disasters

Supporting Clients at Risk of Suicide

Fit Your Own Mask First: Professional Self-care for Helpers

Counselling Trauma Affected Clients with Diverse Abilities

The T.R.U.M.P. Brain: Implications for Mental Health

DSM Diagnoses and Biopsychosocial Dynamic Formulations

The Dangers of Dopamine

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorders

Spirituality and Counselling: Integration, Inspiration, and Insights

Schizoid Personality Disorder: From Diagnostic Criteria to Treatment

Diagnosing Dissociative Disorders

Diagnosing Trauma-Related Disorders

Case Studies in Counselling Parents

Counselling Parents: The Basics

Teaching Anger Management Skills to Clients

Narcissism: The Basics

Neuroscience, Mirror Neurons and Talking Therapies

Ethical Dilemmas

Managing a Counselling Team

Family Law Counsellor

Coaching Strategies: Part A & B

Group Microskills: Encountering Diversity

Counselling and Coaching: Compatible or Incompatible?

The MBTI in Coaching and Counselling

Psychological First Aid

Counselling and the Counselling Process

Collaborative Approach to Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation

Communication and the Counselling Interview

The Counselling Relationship

Fostering Resilience in Clients

Teaching Time Management Skills to Clients

Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Clients

Client, Meet your Shadow

Couple Counselling: Models and Interventions

The Rise and Rise of Depression in a Competitive Winner/Loser World

Therapy and the Brain: What has the brain got to do with it?

Helping Clients Deal with Relationship Breakdown

General Addiction: From Diagnostic Criteria to Treatment

Introduction to Solution Focused Therapy

Teaching Assertiveness Skills to Clients

Borderline Personality Disorder

Building a Counselling Practice

Introduction to NLP

Depression: From Diagnostic Criteria to Treatment

Understanding Emotion in Children

Anxiety Disorders

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural Therapy: The Basics

Expression of Feelings in Early Childhood

Play Therapy: The Basics

Communicating with Children

Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse School Bullying: The Basics