Psychotherapy and Counselling in Barrhaven
Deborah James, PhD, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist

Shoreline Counselling

Deborah James, RP, PhD, MACP


PhD Psychology, 2000

MACP, 2015

Traumatic Incident Reduction, 2015

Assisted Suicide Intervention ST, 2016

Certified Equine Professional, 2016


Ontario Association of Counsellor, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Deborah James

Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MACP

About Me

I have not taken a straight path to becoming a psychotherapist but the path I chose has given me many life experiences. These experiences have taught me a great deal about people which in turn has helped tremendously in my ability to help my clients.

I returned to school in my late twenties and began with a B.A. Honours in Psychology and left with a PhD in psychology from Carleton University. My research centred around the areas of personality and social psychology.
Following university I worked for over a decade for the federal government in various policy research positions in several departments. With the downsizing of the government I made the decision to leave the government and returned to school. 2015 I completed a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and opened my private practice in October, 2015.