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Robin Beardsley

Family Physician, FCFP, MDPAC

Certified IFS Therapist

Approved Clinical Consultant (in process)

Trainings include: Levels 1-3, Somatic IFS Training, Healing Circles, IFIO, Neuroscience and Trauma

Influenced by: Frank Anderson, Cece Sykes, Kay Gardner, Susan McConnell, Chris Burris, Jory Agate, Fran Booth & Toni Herbine-Blank

About Robin

Robin Beardsley is a family physician, with over 30 years’ experience, now with a focused practice in individual and group psychotherapy in unceded Algonquin and Haudenosaunee territory (Ottawa,Ontario). She is a level 3 trained and certified IFS Therapist. She recognized very early on that her compassion for others was part of her essence and has always been interested in caregiver well-being. This compassion and empathy felt for others made her the doctor, friend, wife, mother that she is, but also led her to a sense of not being present to herself and losing sight of her own needs. Introducing IFS and self-compassion helped to differentiate between compassion and empathy and access a source of strength and ease while remaining open to suffering. She has always loved working with learners, empowering them to see their inner resources. This is one of the joys of mentoring, counseling, and consulting; being present with others as they discover their own confidence, competence, and congruence. From her own experiences of self-sacrifice and shaming learning environments, she is dedicated to bringing a non-judgmental, non-shaming accepting environment to her groups and presentations. She divides her time between her psychotherapy practice for therapists, leading groups in the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program and facilitating physician support and triad practice groups with an intention to impact systems and hold space for others to heal and change their internal and external systems. She combines her extensive knowledge of Internal Family Systems, Satir Therapy with Mindful Self Compassion and brings her presence, passion, playfulness, and experience to everything she does.


Please see the various services pages on this site for my availability. Note that my availability will be more open in the Fall of  2023 and Winter of 2024.

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