Dr. Estelle J Toomey, BA, BSW, MSW, PhD (Oxford)

With extensive education and international experience, Dr. Toomey maintains dual careers in counselling and coaching.


Life can be stressful!  Everyone goes through periods of strain from time to time, and it can be helpful to speak with an objective 3rd party, with training and expertise in how to support reflection and change in a therapeutic manner.  With nearly 20 years experience in clinical care, I assist individuals, couples and families with concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Relationship conflict
  • Work/life balance
  • Career/job change
  • Relocation (national and international)


Coaching is not the same as counselling; it draws on different training and skills and is offered here in terms of career and professional development.  Through both reflective dialogue and solution-focused goals, I work with middle to senior managers seeking to improve their own sense of mastery, management skills and performance – as well as this in others.  Through coaching, I provide an objective 3rd party perspective underlying support and feedback that is typically not possible in the workplace or even with a mentor.  With over 25 years experience in this area, concerns that I assist clients with include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Performance management
  • Facilitating retention
  • Career/job change
  • Facilitating recruitment & onboarding
  • Supervisory relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Work/life balance
  • Expatriate management

Dr. Toomey can be reached at Complement Healthcare, 604-925-2225, or at drejtoomey@gmail.com.