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Abundant Living Counselling Group

Individual CounsellorCarolann Trainor MAPC, MASp, MBA, CCC

Carolann has led an interesting and challenging life. She is a pastoral counsellor and a spiritual director/companion. She has learned to read between the crooked lines of her life and become more aware of her gifts and strengths of humour, enthusiasm, spontaneity and genuine interest in people. A Zen tradition says, "Wherever you are, you are the master"; in the understanding of these words, she has discovered more about a life of passion/freedom and being fully alive in her authenticity.

An effect of her professional experience and academic training was the development of a broad knowledge of diverse disciplines and business environments. Her business acumen and ability to work collaboratively, demonstrates the capacity to interface with religious and secular communities, as well as staff and board members.

Carolann is a grandmother and a parent of an adult son who lives with a Dual Diagnosis. Her experience working with an agency that provides supports and services for individuals who live with significant and varied special needs is well established. While with this agency she was a group home supervisor and also worked in the capacity of "Front Line Worker". Her role as advocate continues but more importantly the experience and knowledge gained is irreplaceable and has sensitized her to the needs of individuals and families.

As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, she has proven ability to provide a safe and sacred environment for clients to tell their narrative. With empathy and a deep respect to listen and build an alliance with clients; she also has the experience and attentive ability to meet multi-cultural clients.

"We have been able to listen, to hear and experience our own double noticing... go forward in life and be prophets embarking upon our new ministry of living life."


  • Depression / Anxiety / Chronic Pain Issues
  • Addiction / Substance Abuse Issues
  • Sexual Abuse Issues with Women and Men
  • Sexual Dysfunction Issues within a Relationship
  • Men and Conflicts with Emotional Needs / Aversion to 'Being' as opposed to 'Doing'
  • Life Transitional Issues of 50+

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Counselling Association
  • American Counselling Association
  • A.A.P.C., American Association of Pastoral Counsellors
  • Spiritual Directors International
  • Center for Self Leadership
  • CAPPE, Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education


  • MA in Pastoral Counselling Loyola Univisity Chicago
  • MA in Spirituality/Spiritual Direction, Loyola University Chicago
  • MBA in Business Administration, Graduate Theological Foundation

Individual & Family Counselling in Ottawa

Our counsellors work from individual private offices across the Ottawa area, which helps us in matching you with a professional who is easy for you to get to. Our goal is to make mental health accessible to everyone in the National Capital Region.
Central Ottawa Therapists
  • Byward Market
  • Centretown
  • Downtown
  • Glebe
  • Golden Triangle
  • Lebreton Flats
  • Lower Town
  • Sandy Hill
East Ottawa Therapists
  • Castle Heights
  • Robillard Quarries
  • Forbes
  • Lees
  • Lindenlea
  • Manor Park
  • New Edinburgh
  • Overbrook
  • Rockcliffe
  • Vanier
  • Viscount
  • Alexander Park
South Ottawa Therapists
  • Airport-Uplands
  • Alta Vista
  • Billings Bridge
  • Elmvale
  • Greenboro
  • Hawthorne
  • Heron Gate
  • Hunt Club
  • Riverside South
  • Riverview
  • Mooney's Bay
  • South Keys
West Ottawa Therapists
  • Bel-Air
  • Braemar
  • Britannia
  • Carlington
  • Civic Hospital
  • Carleton Heights
  • Central Park
  • Glabar Park
  • Hampton Park
  • Hintonburg
  • Island Park
  • Mechanicsville
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Queensway
  • Rideau View
  • Redwood
  • Tunney's Pasture
  • Westboro
  • Woodpark
  • Woodroffe North
Greater Ottawa Area
  • Almonte
  • Ashton
  • Barrhaven
  • Bell's Corners
  • Blackburn Hamlet
  • Bridlewood
  • Carp
  • Centrepointe
  • Cumberland
  • Dunrobin
  • Fallowfield
  • Galetta
  • Gloucester
  • Goulbourn
  • Greely
  • Huntley
  • Kanata
  • Kars
  • Kinburn
  • Manotick
  • Marlborough
  • Metcalfe
  • Navan
  • Nepean
  • North Gower
  • Orleans
  • Osgoode
  • Rideau
  • Stittsville
  • Vars
  • West Carleton
  • Woodlawn
Contact us today to set up an appointment with a counsellor near you.