ACS’s Approach to Individual Therapy and Counselling

Welcome to Armstrongs’ Counselling Services (ACS) webpage describing ACS’s Model of Individual Therapy.


We, Murray and Donna Armstrong, are avid learners and over our careers have synthesized many different approaches and techniques into our own unique styles. Our website and this webpage specifically, provide you with an overall understanding of how we work with our clients. You can read about the main approaches we are using by returning to the home page and link to the many therapeutic approaches, trainings, and other resources available to you.

Types of Issues

We have a combined 60+ years of working with human issues: Below is a list of the main types of problems we have dealt with:

  • Trauma (both developmental and situational)
  • Marital/Couple/Partner issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce/Separation issues
  • Parent/Child issues
  • Sibling issues
  • Gender Identity issues
  • Low self-esteem/feelings of inadequacy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Employer/Employee conflicts
  • Money issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Anger Management
  • Physical Illness issues (e.g. debilitating pain, allergies, muscle spasms, ulcers)
  • Addictions (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, pot, cocaine, porn, internet, work, etc.)

Limitation of Services

Issues that ACS is not willing or able to deal with are psychotic behaviors. These are best handled by the expertise of a psychiatrist that has the benefit of prescribing medications or hospitalization to assist clients.


Murray is known for his specialization in men’s therapy. He offers individual sessions or experiential group training: Creating Deeper Connection.” Murray is also specialized as an in depth marriage and family therapist.

Donna is known for her specialization in women’s counselling and experiential group training: “Women Embracing Wholeness: Level One & Level Two.” Donna is also specialized as a relationship counselor.