Therapist Quispamsis

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We would like to introduce Kingsway Counselling, formally known as Cynthia Veniot & Associates. We are a team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping our clients overcome life’s challenges and achieve greater wellbeing. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where our clients feel heard, understood, and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.

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About us


Our compassionate leader, Cynthia Veniot, has added competent, knowledgeable, and empathic therapists to the team. Cynthia currently works out of her home office in Quispamsis, and the rest of the team works out of the Saint John office, conveniently located in the Simply for Life building on Rothesay Ave, Saint John.

Cynthia Veniot

Cynthia Veniot, a Licensed Counselling Therapist and founder of Kingsway
Counselling, provides therapeutic solace to individuals grappling with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges. Cynthia offers Child Therapy (5+), as well as extends her skill to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. With a steadfast commitment to empowering her clients to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge to the forefront of her practice.

Fluently bilingual in French and English, Cynthia warmly welcomes clients seeking mental health support in either language. As a dedicated advocate for holistic well-being, Cynthia creates a nurturing and inclusive therapeutic environment where clients feel valued and understood. Through her compassionate guidance and tailored approach, Cynthia equips individuals with the tools and resilience needed to navigate their unique paths toward healing and growth.

Kimberly Price-Ritchie

Kimberly Price-Ritchie is a compassionate Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, who offers assistance for various mental health difficulties. With a focus on PTSD, trauma, grief, relationship counselling, stress, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and OCD, Kimberly offers individual counselling for adolescents (16+) and adults in all phases of life.

Kimberly also offers couples counselling. She creates a warm and non-judgmental environment, where clients feel safe to explore their emotions and experiences. She believes in empowering individuals and couples to navigate life’s complexities with resilience and self-awareness. Through her empathetic approach and evidence-based techniques, Kimberly strives to help her clients achieve healing, growth, and meaningful connections in their lives. Whether facing past traumas or present struggles, Kimberly is dedicated to supporting her clients on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is a devoted Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, who strives to empower clients to achieve their goals through effective tools and providing a safe space for discussing their individual circumstances. In helping clients transform their relationship with challenging thoughts, Richard addresses a range of issues including anger management, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and bereavement.

Utilizing a collaborative and client-centered approach, Richard supports clients in aligning their actions with their life goals. Known for his warm demeanor and a touch of humor, Richard creates an atmosphere conducive to growth and healing. Richard offers individual therapy to adolescents (14+) and adults of all ages, ensuring a supportive and empathetic environment as clients navigate their personal journeys
towards well-being and fulfillment.

Heather Fifield

Heather Fifield, a Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse with over two decades of experience, supports individuals navigating trauma and grief. Skilled in assessing mental health struggles, treatment planning, and psychotherapy delivery, Heather offers individual therapy to adolescents (15+) and adults of all ages, as well as family and couples counselling. Heather creates a supportive and empathetic space where clients can explore and grow on their journey towards healing. Currently advancing her qualifications, Heather is undergoing formal training to become a Licensed Counselling Therapist while pursuing certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), enriching her therapeutic toolkit.

Committed to inclusive therapy practices, Heather offers a reduced rate for counselling sessions, ensuring accessibility for all. With Heather’s compassionate guidance, clients can expect comprehensive support tailored to their needs, fostering
resilience and well-being.

Shelby Arsenault

Shelby Arsenault is a dedicated Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, who guides clients through a wide array of mental health challenges. Her areas of focus lie in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD among adolescents (16+) and adults in all stages of life, where she provides tailored support to help individuals overcome these obstacles.

Additionally, Shelby offers couples and family counselling, assisting clients in navigating complex relationship dynamics with empathy and understanding. By focusing on empowerment and resilience, Shelby creates a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore, heal, and thrive. Her unwavering commitment to facilitating positive change and holistic well-being underscores her passion for helping individuals and families navigate life’s complexities with courage and resilience.

Chelsea Steeves-Babineau

Chelsea Steeves Babineau is a Licensed Counselling Therapist with a strong educational background and a wealth of experience. Chelsea possesses a diverse skill set and enjoys working with individuals spanning from adolescents (15+) to seniors. She tailors her approach to therapy by utilizing various techniques such as solution-focused, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, among others, to best meet her clients’ needs. Emphasizing the importance of a strong therapeutic bond, Chelsea prioritizes creating meaningful and lasting connections with her clients.

Fluent in both official languages, she is able to provide counselling services in either English or French. Chelsea’s areas of focus include addiction, anxiety, burnout, chronic illness, depression, end-of-life support, life changes and transitions, relationship difficulties, separation and divorce (individual work), sexual assault, and worry. With Chelsea, clients can expect a safe, supportive, and empathetic environment as they navigate their personal journeys towards healing and growth.

Katie Adshade

Katie Adshade, a dedicated Administrative Assistant at Kingsway Counselling, holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. With a warm and professional demeanor, Katie serves as the welcoming voice on the phone, going above and beyond to assist clients with scheduling appointments and addressing inquiries. Her commitment to providing exceptional support ensures that clients receive the assistance they need in a timely and efficient manner. With a passion for helping others and a keen attention to detail, Katie plays a crucial role in maintaining the smooth operation of the counselling practice, contributing to a positive and supportive environment for clients and colleagues alike.

Areas of Practice

In-person and virtual sessions available
  • Anxiety
    Child Therapy
    Couples/Family Therapy
    Trauma and PTSD
    Chronic Illness
    Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
    Relationship Difficulties 
    Anger Management
    Sexual Assault
    Personality Disorders
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    End of Life Support
New Brunswick

Our story

Since 2017, it has been Cynthia’s mission to create a transformative and empowering therapeutic journey for her clients. Our team at Kingsway Counselling firmly believes that by working with the right therapist, you can achieve the life that you want.

Est. 2017 - Cynthia Veniot Counselling

Cynthia Veniot is a Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT) with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick, as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She graduated with a Master of Education, Counselling, and Psychotherapy degree from the University of New Brunswick. 

In 2017, Cynthia started her private practice as a Licensed Therapist on a part-time basis, all the while working as a School Counsellor with children and adolescents. 

 She continues to work with her clients out of her home office in Quispamsis.

2022 - Cynthia Veniot & Associates

Recognizing the increased demand for mental health support in the wake of the pandemic, Cynthia expanded her practice to include an office in Saint John. She also added Shelby Arsenault, a Licensed-Counselling Therapist-Candidate to the team.

2023 - Kingsway Counselling

At Kingsway Counselling, we have responded to the continually growing demand for mental health support by adding new team members – Kimberly Price-Ritchie and Richard Jones, Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidates, and Heather Fifield, Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse. Our new name and team expansion reflects our commitment to providing high-quality mental health services to our clients in a comfortable and supportive environment. 

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