Tides Center For Counselling & Health


Marion Swainson

BA English with Honours, MACP.

Meet Marion! I became a counselling therapist because of my own personal journey through counselling. I was definitely someone who thought that seeking counselling made me weak but it actually helped me change my life. I think everyone could benefit from counselling in one way or another and as we go through different experiences in life. My approach to counselling is client-centered which means I join your team for a time to help you brainstorm, learn new skills and discover your strengths in order to change your life. You are the person who has the power to change your life and I am here to help you achieve the life you want, whether that comes by working through past trauma, learning to understand and regulate emotions, dealing with daily stress, working through relationship issues or all of the above, I want to join you in your journey. My focus is to create an empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment for you to just be you.

I enjoy seeing clients of all ages, men, women, youth and children. I offer counselling for anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, self-esteem/identity/acceptance, and relationship issues. I am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I was born and raised in Sylvan Lake and I am excited to be able to provide my hometown with counselling services.

I specialize in the areas of:

  • CBT
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem/acceptance/identity
  • Addictions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness

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