My passion is having the privilege to guide people to be who they were meant to be in this world. I take great care in providing an environment where you can increase your self-awareness, tap into your creativity, and enthusiastically attain your full potential . . . plus some!

Counseling and coaching focuses on what I like to call the “3 E’s”: Explore, Expand, and Encourage.

  • To Explore is about discovering who you are and what makes you tick; your talents and passions, your skills and strengths.
  • Expand is about taking these qualities and attributes to the next level, and recycling or discarding those pieces and self-limiting beliefs that keep us stuck.
  • Encourage is about keeping people going when the going gets tough, by encouraging them to feel the benefits and celebrate the wins whether they’re small or large.

Every one of us at some point in our lives has stopped to ask, “does my life have meaning or is it fulfilling?” Sometimes we are forced to stop and reflect because we’ve lost someone or something, we feel empty, lonely or unfulfilled. When we feel vulnerable we may use coping behaviors that are temporarily helpful, but then the anxiety, stress or confusion returns.

Counselling provides a safe place, a container to explore what’s working and what’s not working in your life. I think we all need guidance and coaching at various points in our lives. I believe in the full potential of people, and the ability to reach into that potential and share it with the world. I think nothing helps you fulfill your potential more than the right nurturing and guidance. For me, being a coach and therapist is a vocation and a calling, not just a career.

I joined the Rhapsody team because I believe in the power of community. When you have a shared passion for a common goal, together people are capable of such creative and inventive solutions. Bringing people together in community—whether it’s at work, home or in your neighborhood—provides such unique perspectives and brings exquisite diversity into what you’re striving to achieve. In my opinion, businesses that encourage too much individualism among their employees focus so much on achieving personal success, and miss the tremendous opportunity and impact that community and collaboration offers.


Find out more about our Counselling Services

Cathy Lumsden

Registered Psychotherapist

Life & Business Coach


Cathy is our on-staff Counsellor.

If you know it’s time to have a new conversation  —  one that will help put you back in touch with your true self and put you back in control of your life  —  just fill out the form and Cathy will get back to you right away.

“I have been going to Cathy for a number of years on and off. Cathy was able to gently and successfully lead me to my own answers and help me to accept and make peace with my past. She is a knowledgeable and incredibly competent therapist. I have recommended her to a number of my friends who also found her to be effective in helping them to deal with emerging and difficult life issues.”

~ Fund Raising Campaign Director

I would highly recommend Cathy Lumsden if you’re considering a career change and need some advice, or if you’re struggling with choices you are facing in your life. She is extremely astute and identified issues that were holding me back within just a few visits. Cathy deftly helped me navigate my personal history and helped me focus on my hopes for the future. With the aid of personality assessments, she helped me discover possible careers of interest that would be a good fit for me. With Cathy’s guidance, I decided to pursue a career change, and with Cathy’s suggestions on how to gain on-the-job experience, and the education I’m pursuing, it has worked out fantastic!

Thank You Cathy!

Shannon Gorman

“As someone dealing with the frustration of an unknown illness and self-esteem issues, I found sessions with Cathy Lumsden invaluable. Her support in helping me deal with my emotions through various techniques, from discussions to visualization to EMDR to her Brainsense techniques, show her genuine commitment to using and developing tools to help her patients both during and outside of office sessions.”

~ Senior Economist

I’ve had trouble sleeping for most of my life. Anxiety haunted my waking hours and when it was time to rest, it seemed it was open season in my subconscious. The worst nightmares imaginable played through my mind until I would wake sweating and screaming. By using e-brainsense audios before bed and combining them with a restructuring of limiting beliefs, I was able to quiet the thoughts and feelings raging through my mind. Finally, I could rest at night rather than waking to feel more exhausted than before I had gone to bed. Learning to relax and access my inner resources is a lesson and a journey I will embark upon with joy for the rest of my life.

E.C. – Entrepreneur