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Ashley Thistlethwaite, BA, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Youth & Adult Therapist

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Ashley Thistlethwaite

Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying

Hi, my name is Ashley Thistlethwaite (she/her) and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western University, I went on to complete my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.


In my practice, I support adolescents and adults striving to navigate a broad range of challenges. Equipped with both personal and professional experience, I am acutely aware of the stigma and shame that accompanies mental health concerns. I am also sensitive to how difficult it is to ask for help during life’s more challenging moments.


As a psychotherapist, my work is rooted in providing clients with a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space that fosters healing. I am committed to establishing a collaborative relationship based on trust and respect wherein clients feel seen, heard, and empowered to share their story and embrace change. Being welcomed into the lives of clients and bearing witness to their resilience in the face of adversity is an immense privilege.


Outside of my clinical practice, I enjoy reading, relaxing in nature, and spending quality time with my loved ones (specifically, my dog Bodhi).


If you are interested in booking a complimentary consultation with me, I would invite you to please reach out to our clinic. I look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you. While the ground may feel unfamiliar at times, I am hopeful that our work together will lead you back to your truest self. In the words of Brené Brown, vulnerability is the path.



You can book a free 30 minute consultation with Ashley or call our main line at

905-966-4309 to book an appointment, or email at


Ashley offers her services virtually or at our Burlington Location.

Special Areas of Focus



Eating Disorders

Life Transitions


Mood Disorders





Therapeutic Approaches


Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioural (DBT)

Emotionally Focused (EFT)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness Based

30 minutes to meet your therapist

Intake Psychotherapy
50 minutes
Your first therapy appointment

50 minutes
Subsequent therapy sessions

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Individual Therapy

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