Debbie Bowyer, Director of Finance, Bedford, NS

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." - Proverbs 13:12

Over the years I've worked my way through many jobs, teaching myself whatever was necessary along the way. I stepped away from the marketplace for six years to serve as a primary caregiver for my ageing mother-in-law and then father. After they both passed away, I was in a unique position to start a new career. Fueled by a lifetime of passion, I reimagined my life as a full-time counsellor.

After many decades of lay-counselling, mostly through the local church, I didn’t hesitate to go back to school and become a Professional Accredited Counsellor. My heart for serving others has found a resting place in the community: helping people overcome their struggles and finding the freedom to reimagine their own life. I have now been operating her own private practice for two years.