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Alison Fahie, RCT-C

Using a holistic, person-centred, and compassionate approach, I am committed to helping you overcome obstacles in life and develop deeper levels of self-curiosity and self-acceptance.

I am now taking on new clients!

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“We don't have to do all of it alone.

We were never meant to.”

I’m here to support you.

- Brene Brown

About Me

Hi there! I'm Alison Fahie, soon to be a Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate). I’m proudly Manitoba-born, from a small northern town called Flin Flon but I was lucky to wind up on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, now residing in HRM.

In 2017, I graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology before I spent time teaching English in China to children in an after school tutoring program. Since then I’ve completed Yorkville University’s Masters in Counselling Psychology program including a 400+ hour clinical practicum.


Individual Counselling

(In person or Virtual)

Child & Youth Counselling

Walk & Talk

(Coming Soon)

Counselling Therapy:

Areas of Focus



Play therapy



Trauma Recovery


Gender Identity & Sexuality


Big life changes


Anxiety & Depression


Nervous System Dysregulation


Creative or Spiritual Well-being

My approach is from a polyvagal-informed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based perspective but we will work collaboratively to use the most effective modalities for you.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.”

Carl Rogers

How to Connect

Alison Fahie

Via Telehealth (Virtual) or in person in Dartmouth.

Photography by Emily Kristensen (@em.kristensen)


What to Expect from Talk Therapy

As your therapist, my intention is to give you that opportunity and a way to connect in a deeper way to yourself and your values.

I see my role as co-collaborating with you to create a safe and therapeutic relationship where your experiences can be held and witnessed by someone who is holding you in the highest respect and the most compassion.

Above all therapeutic modalities, I believe it’s the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist that can be the most healing experience.

Sometimes, therapy is less about the answers to the questions and more about exploring the questions themselvses.

Not sure where to start with therapy? That’s OK. I can support you by listening for areas to explore. My aim is to allow you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences.

Therapy will look differently for everyone and above all, I invite you to show up just as you are.

If you’re new to therapy or didn’t have a great past experience with it, starting therapy can be overwhelming and I commend you for your bravery in seeking therapy.

Therapy takes many shapes. It’s a safe space to show up authentically, to express yourself, to reflect, and to grow.

If you’re curious about therapy with me, reach out here!

Crisis Resources

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 9-8-8

Free 24/7 for calls and texts

CAMH: 1-800-463-2338

A broad range of clinical services for mental health and substance use

Wellness Together Canada

Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741

Mental health and substance use support and resources

Trans LifeLine: 1-877-330-6366

A trans-led organization connecting trans people to the community, support and resources

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Text: CONNECT to 626262

Online Chat:

Available to young Canadians ages 5-29 seeking 24/7 confidential and anonymous care with professional counsellors.

Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310

Online chat:

Counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada


Free, confidential helpline and web service, that connects you to community and social services in Nova Scotia, in over 140 languages.

I acknowledge I am located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, a territory covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship”. I acknowledge that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies, and contributions have enriched the part of Mi’kma’ki now known as Nova Scotia for over 400 years.

As a settler living and offering services in Mi’kma’ki territory, I strive to position myself as an ally in the process of reconciliation.

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