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Counsellor & Coach

Counsellor & Coach

Another book in self-help series is coming.

“Confident Me” will be in worldwide release soon.

In the mind and self, be The Strongest You
In the mind and self, be The Strongest You

I am a counsellor and my practice involves the primary function of informing, advising, guiding, educating, and coaching. It includes clinical and mental health counselling. Incorporated in my mandate is guidance and education to individuals, families and/or groups.

For many of my on-line clients the ability to access counselling or coaching while remaining in the relaxed surroundings of their own home is an ideal alternative to more traditional techniques and is easier to organize in their often busy lifestyles.


I have a vast experience with clients suffering mental health challenges related to depression, mood & anxiety disorders, self-esteem, stress, trauma and relationships. My experience includes administering of assessments and screenings.

Counselling modules I use: cognitive – behavioural (CBT), narrative, solution focused, focused on emotional reprocessing, behavioral management, mental imagery, mindfulness & relaxation.


One-on-one coaching is for people who want to achieve positive change through their empowered mind, emotional resilience and overall strengthening.  I apply a unique approach to activate the desired adaptation of the brain to reset the mind and develop mental strength.  Some powerful techniques I teach are visualization, mental imagery, restructuring of thinking, positive attitude, goal setting, emotional reprocessing, relaxation, mindfulness, gratitude and more. Areas of coaching involves the positive mind, self-expectations & self-image, negative beliefs, coping with stress, self-esteem, motivation, mindfulness, achievements, personal goals, emotional & behavioral management.

My clients are individuals, corporate & small groups. I love working with millennials, the generation of my children, nieces and nephews. I enjoy working with youth and adolescents. I connect well with people of my generation, women or men.

If you are interested in working with me please use this contact form and briefly explain your reasons. I will respect confidentiality and respond as quickly as possible with further information.


“Ivana, thank you so much for yesterday, I feel really good today and able to concentrate and be more productive at work. I’m not sure what nerve you hit but it really helped. I have not spoken to my mother yet but will do so without making it seem like she’s to blame, I feel a little more at peace today…I hope this continues. Again, I just wanted to thank you so much and look forward to seeing you soon. If there is any advice you can give me in the interim that would be great.

-A.R., Etobicoke

“I am a much happier and calmer person than I used to be. Thank you so much.”

-Jane H., Toronto

“Thank you from my heart! Your techniques are very uplifting and eye-opening.

-M. Lang, Mississauga

“I must share with you that I had a good night’s rest at last! Our session yesterday must have done the trick in relaxing me and allowing me to feel what needed to be felt. I managed to get some work done before going to bed and slept through the night. Thank you for your listening skills and for introducing me to tapping! This is a new technique which at first felt a bit odd, but essentially works wonders!! My mood is positive, my energy level is higher I feel rested. Again, thank you!!”

-N. A. C., Mississauga

“We have received such positive feedback from the school about her progress, we are so pleased… I hope you know how appreciative we are of all the work you have done with our daughter to help get her to the point of where she is now. We are so pleased with all that you have done with her and we know we couldn’t have done it without you!!!”

-B. Feyerer, Oakville


I was born and educated in Bratislava, Slovakia (the former Czechoslovakia) and moved to Toronto, Canada with my family. After obtaining training and experience I launched my mental health practice in Toronto in the year 2008. I am a member of The Association of Registered Psychotherapists & Mental Health Professionals (O.A.C.C.P.P.), Dalton Associates, Psychological & Counselling Services in Ontario. After I joined Greater Toronto Area Psychological & Counselling Services I extended my work throughout Halton and Waterloo Regions in Southern Ontario. Modern technology makes the world an ever smaller place and has enabled me to help clients around the world offering online face to face counselling in Canada and around the world. Now residing in Yorkshire, England, I continue to bring inspiration with my unique style to help others.


Years ago I created this BLOG to help through sharing my knowledge and experience; discussing what improves feelings and helps people to let go and be healthier and happier. I talk about the techniques and tools aiding psychological well-being. The last but not the least I anonymously disclose the hardships of others and how they overcame difficulties which hopefully inspires other people. Stay here for a moment, check my recent or older posts. I can guarantee you’ll learn something you didn’t know…

I developed a social project called FEEL-GOOD.XYZ to promote mental health, increase awareness and allow free access to resources. FEEL-GOOD.XYZ  is a valuable online center to help teach to understand emotions, thoughts and actions and how all these connects. There is thorough information about stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, anger, problematic self-esteem and relationships. This project is to spread awareness of good mental health and distinguish ill health. The reader finds here description of disorders and their symptoms, useful techniques, links and navigation towards other resources.


In the recent years I launched THE STRONGEST YOU to educate and embrace people who wish to experience happier and perhaps more meaningful life. I created and released a series of self-help books and audio tracks for the general public to reduce stress, improve feelings, create positive self-image and increase overall happiness. This is an ongoing project, I have been working on more chapters and tracks to be released.


I founded IVANA INTERNATIONAL, the umbrella covering not only my current work but also all  social and business projects including associated facilitating enterprises. Please, check more about my other projects:



Allow me to end with citing my words:

“In the mind and self, be The Strongest You… When my life lost momentum I was caught unprepared and exposed to traumatizing stress and loneliness. I was hitting rock bottom. My occupation and education should have given me the insight to cope but in my depths of despair I needed something more. I had to find a way of taking control and find the strength to rebuild my life; to rediscover the feelings of happiness and joy. The approach I share through my book and work became a life saver. It helped me to come to terms with difficult challenges, carry on with life and continue to help others. The Strongest You is not a statement; it’s the constructively used inner force. Any person can do it. The Strongest You is the catalyst for positive change through the powerful mind.”