I offer counselling for people of all ages including individuals, couples, families, and sibling groups. A longtime focus has been on trauma and loss as well as problems of all types that affect success in daily life. More recently, counselling with adults and seniors has focused on a conscious living lifestyle. 

I am an Honorary Life Member of the Ontario Art Therapy Association. Through art, I help people view their life issues through a different and creative lens. Artistry skills are not necessary, just your interest and motivation to learn are. 

​Utilizing art, movement, reading, and sensory activities, I work with seniors with a dementia diagnosis  to help make positive connections to the present-day world. 

Barb Dorrington

Social Worker , art therapist and trauma counsellor


I have developed a reading program called REST (Reading to Enhance Self-Regulation Tasks) that teaches young children the 'art' of self-regulation through using everyday picture books. This is a program that can be taught to any parent, therapist or educator in just a few short meetings.