Individual & Couples Therapy

 Joanne Darlaston

 Holistic Psychotherapist  

Registered Social Worker/RSW

Reiki Master 

Akashic Record 

Shamanic Medicine  

About Us


Alternative & Holistic Health Service

Joanne Darlaston, MSW RSW

Individual and Couple Therapist

Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner

Akashic Record Consultation

Shamanic Practitioner

Joanne has a Master's Degree in Social Work and more than 20 years of experience counselling adults and adolescents – many with highly complex struggles.  

Her fundamental belief is that clients are the experts on their own internal states and that a counsellor’s role is to help facilitate the healing process.

Joanne uses a variety of approaches to assist clients to resolve issues from the past and present gently and quickly.

Each of us have, as a part of us, a higher self, which knows what is best for ourselves and guides us to reach our full potential. This higher self, sometimes referred to as our “soul”, is connected to everyone in the world as well as to universal energy/higher power/God. 

Joanne has received training in Usui Reiki - Level I, II, Advanced and Reiki Master. She has also been trained in “Intuitive Healing”, Bach Flower Remedies, Energy Psychology/Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Joanne has studied the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah and incorporates spirituality into all areas of her life and work. 

Kabbalistic wisdom promotes both personal transformation and the belief that personal transformation and “giving of oneself” will lead to global transformation. 

She is trained in Akashic Record Consultations and Shamanic Medicine. 

She has received training in::


· Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine 

· Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) 

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

· Usui Reiki

· Akashic Record Consultation

· Shamanic Medicine

· Guided Shamanic Journeying

· Soul Retrieval and Spirit Releasement

· Intuitive Healing 


How energy transformation can help you

Energy Transformation:

Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Transformation

Energy Transformation is a therapeutic service founded upon the belief that individuals have the innate ability to heal themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The services provided by Energy Transformation supports and guides individuals to connect with their higher selves and universal healing energy.

The services offered by Joanne Darlaston at Energy Transformation combine the strengths of traditional psychotherapy with the transformational potential of complementary modalities (ie. EMDR, Energy Psychology, Reiki, Akashic Record Consultation and Shamanic Medicine)


health issues we can address

 Joanne has the experience and expertise to provide individual & couples therapy with : 

Trauma and Abuse

· Depression

· Stress/Anxiety/Panic/Fear

· Life Transitions

· Grief/Loss/Bereavement

· Relationship issues/Separation/Divorce

· Trust and Intimacy Issues 

· Health Crises

· Self-Esteem and Body Image Issues

· Career Transition

· Finding Your True Path

Many insurance plans now cover counselling services offered by Registered Social Workers. Please feel free to contact Joanne to discuss the services that she offers in more detail.

Details of our services


 Counselling and Consultation

Joanne provides individual and couple counselling to adults and adolescents. 

She has significant training in traditional talk therapy utilizing the following therapeutic approaches: 

cognitive behavioural therapy, 

brief solution focused therapy and 

narrative therapy, 

Joanne also uses many energy techniques. She has found them very effective in facilitating individual healing rapidly and gently.

For those who are not familiar with these alternative techniques, detailed explanations are provided below.


Fees for counselling are:- 

$160 per hour for insurance coverage for RSW and 

$190 per hour for insurance coverage for Clinical Psychology. 

Many insurance companies now cover therapeutic services provided by social workers.

Joanne also provides clinical consultation and supervision to therapists and other professionals who use energy techniques in their practices.

A brief overview of each therapy offered

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR utilizes bi-lateral (2-sided) stimulation of the body to process/resolve a variety of emotional issues including trauma, anxiety and stress. Clients report a significant decrease in emotional upset upon completion of EMDR. For more information see

Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine

Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine helps to balance energy within the body in an effort to improve physical and emotional health. It can help you feel more calm and peaceful. For more information see 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Developed by Gary Craig, the underlying belief behind EFT is that all negative emotions are caused by an imbalance of energy in the body. By tapping on specific acupressure points on the body, emotional issues and physical pain/discomfort can be reduced or even eliminated. For more information see

Akashic Record Consultation (ARC)

The Akashic Records are a sacred compilation of information about your soul ie. every thought, deed and action. When you are in the energy of your soul (the Akashic Record), you receive healing from learning the truth about who you are, why you are here and why events and patterns occur in your life.

Shamanic Practitioner

Shamanic Medicine involves working with the spiritual realms and helpers to heal specific issues. Practices include:Guided Shamanic Journeying, Soul Retrieval ie. retrieving soul fragments lost due to trauma, Spirit Releasement Therapy ie. releasing attached spiritual presences and Ancestral Healing ie.unhealthy intergenerational patterns.

Reiki treatments and training


Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy. Reiki is also called "Prana" by the Hindus and "Chi" by the Chinese. This vital Life Force Energy flows through all living things. If this Energy is blocked or low, we become sick.

During a Reiki session, the client remains fully clothed. A Reiki session feels like a flowing sensation that can turn into heat or become cold. Reiki treatments do not involve massage, manipulation or pressure. The practitioner rests his/her hands gently on or above specific areas of the body. At the conclusion of the session, the client feels very relaxed.

Reiki is not meant to replace conventional medical treatment, however it does compliment it. As with other alternative practices, Reiki builds upon the body's ability to care for and heal itself.  For more information see

Relieves stress

Promotes a deep sense of relaxation

Balances the body's energies

Enhances the body's ability to heal itself by positively affecting the immune system

Restores feelings of peace, security and well-being

Aids in the release of painful or blocked emotions

Joanne also incorporates sound healing, crystals and aromatherapy into her Reiki sessions. 

Reiki Sessions

Reiki sessions are approximately 1 hour in length at a fee of $160 per hour

Reiki Training (Usui)

Joanne provides training in Usui Reiki (Level I, II, Advanced and Reiki Master). Training takes place in small groups with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants.

Reiki Level I 

Level I training takes place over a period of 1.5 days and prepares participants to be able to use Reiki with friends, family and pets. The training focuses upon the following: the history and theory behind Reiki, learning the hand positions and receiving an attunement. Students will also be provided with opportunities to practice on each other as well as receive group Reiki. Students receive a Reiki training manual and a certificate of completion.  A fee of $250 is charged for this training.

Training dates

Reiki Level II 

Level II training takes place over a period of 1.5 days and prepares participants to feel competent to provide Reiki services to clients for a fee. Additional attunements are given and students learn and are tested on sacred Reiki symbols. A training manual and certificate of completion are provided. A fee of $250.00is charged for this training.

Training dates

A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 must be paid in full 2 two weeks prior to the training dates to secure registration..

other services

Intuitive Healing

Intuition is a perception of truth beyond logical explanation and reason. While it is a function of our consciousness acting through the mind, through the subconscious and conscious levels of awareness, intuition comes from a deeper source than the mind. It is a unique language of the Soul and Spirit to help us gain insight and understanding beyond our busy analytical minds (Barbara McKell, Intuitive Healer training, April 2006). An Intuitive Healer uses inner guidance/intuition to guide them to help their clients achieve their highest good and optimum emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Sound Healing 

Sound healing involves activating the energy within the chakras using sound vibrations. Sound can include music, song, chanting, toning, drumming or use of Tibetan singing bowls, bells or Tingshas.

Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine

Energy psychology/energy medicine helps to balance energy within the body in an effort to improve physical and emotional health. If one feels exhaustion, it assists in helping you feel more energized. If one feels anxious and agitated, it helps one feel more calm and at peace. It can also help to bolster the immune system and help counteract the negative effects of stress on the body. Joanne uses many of the techniques developed by Donna Eden. For more information see

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Developed by Gary Craig, the underlying belief behind EFT is that all negative emotions are caused by an imbalance of energy in the body. By tapping on specific acupressure points on the body, emotional issues and physical pain/discomfort can be reduced or even eliminated. For more information see

Brain Gym/Applied Kinesiology

BrainGym uses physical movement to balance energy within the body and ensure bi-lateral energy flow. It can help individuals feel more energized and calm. It is effects brain functioning and can help individuals with learning disabilities. For more information see


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Energy transformation

Locations Services are available in: Woodbridge and Guelph Contact Information

Contact Information (416) 799-6513/ (519) 807-0646

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