Janice Hartley

Registered Counselling Therapist-C


(902) 412-1557


Counselling Practice

Registered Counselling therapist Halifax Nova scotia

I offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I have a general practice although I specialize in anxiety and trauma counselling for individuals aged 12 and up. My office space is next to the 102 HWY exit in Bedford, NS. It is secure, sound proof and very welcoming! 

Treatment Focus

Office space Bedford, Nova Scotia

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize themselves, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. I use therapies such as solution focused brief therapy, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focused therapy and client centered psychotherapy etc. 

Patient Promise

Couples anxiety counselling

My promise is to be there for you every step of your journey, listening and responding to your needs along the way. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

About Janice

Hello and a warm welcome! Janice is a Registered Counselling Therapist- C within the province of Nova Scotia and a Canadian Certified Counsellor- Q with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She is also certified as an Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (RHN). Her education includes a Bachelor in Psychology, Masters in Counselling Psychology and diploma in Natural Nutrition. 

Janice uses an integrated approach to healing including somatic, solution-focused, and cognitive therapies to resolve trauma and symptoms of anxiety and depression, self-esteem, assertiveness and improve mental health functioning. Originally from Newfoundland, Janice currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and works from a beautiful, private office location in Bedford, Nova Scotia. 

Her approach is friendly and warm while focusing on how you feel, what you need, symptom reduction and what goals you wish to achieve. For example, you may want to learn how to reduce your anxiety levels, improve relationships, learn better communication skills and start enjoying your life more! Therapy can help you understand what factors are impacting your happiness, problem solve your concerns and teach techniques to increase your self esteem, reduce stress, become more assertive and learn more about yourself. 

Janice's passion is supporting others in their journey to wellness and happiness and she looks forward to supporting each client on their transforming journey! 

Janice Hartley- Registered Counselling Therapist- C
Bedford, Nova Scotia

Janice Hartley- Registered Counselling Therapist- C Bedford, Nova Scotia

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Why Clients Choose Me

Timely Support

A few appointment times are kept open meaning that you can be seen quickly. No wait lists! All email and telephone inquiries will be answered within 24 hours. 

Personalized Therapy

I personalize my approach to each client. You become the focus! My hope is that you feel listened to, supported and confident in your therapy journey. 


I am located at Compass Rose Wellness Centre which is next to the 102 exit in Bedford, NS. This location is convenient to those living in many parts of HRM as well as commuters who travel the 102. 

Confidential, Professional Service

Your confidentiality is of the upmost importance in the counselling environment. Your confidentiality rights will be discussed in the first session. 

Evidence- Based Therapies

I only use therapies that have a body of  research backing their effectiveness. I typically determine my approach depending on each individual's needs and preferences. 

Holistic Approach

With my background in holistic nutrition, I take a mind, body, spirit approach to counselling. I look at all areas of the self when considering one's mental health.

Contact Me

If you're ready for a change

15 minute FREE, no obligation phone consultation available. An opportunity to understand the therapy process and ask any questions about my approach. 

Call for details or book online. 

No Referral Necessary

Located in Compass Rose Health & Wellness Center

36 Brookshire Crt, Suite 200, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A, Canada-

(902) 412-1557


Tues, Wed, Thurs : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sat: 9 am- 12:00 pm

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What to Expect

Before your appointment

If you book online, you will be sent an intake form to fill out online. Filling this form out beforehand will save time at your appointment. 

Intake Form

Insurance Information

Please review your insurance coverage prior to the first visit. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. 

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Arriving at your appointment

There are designated parking spaces at 36 Brookshire Court. They have a schooner boat image painted on the parking space. There is also more unreserved parking in the front of the business. Once you arrive you will be directed to a comfortable waiting area where you will be offered a complimentary soda, coffee or tea. 

Your first Appointment

At your first appointment, we will review your confidentiality rights and any limitations. We will review your contact information and some personal information. We will then discuss your current concern(s) and a therapy plan. 

Therapy Plan

A therapy plan will be developed with your needs in mind. We can discuss number of sessions, therapy approach, your wants and concerns etc in your first session. Remember, therapy is about you so your input is welcome. 

Making an Appointment

You can make an appointment by calling (902) 412-1557 or by booking an appointment online. Another option is to email for an appointment time. 

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