Free, Online Counselling
for Emergency Services Personnel.

If you are an emergency services worker (paramedic, police officer, fire fighter, nurse, physician, soldier, etc.) you know the effects of stress.  I’ve been involved in paramedicine for over 20 years – 13 of which were as a full-time, inner city paramedic, and seven of which have been as an Instructor in the Middle East.  I’ve dealt with critical stress too (I suffered and recovered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and I’ve gone on to study critical stress extensively as a part of my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology.

As of September, 2010 I am offering online counselling to emergency services personnel experiencing critical stress.  This will be done as a part of my MA in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University and will take place under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Wilson, a psychologist with extensive supervision in the training of mental health professionals and my practicum supervisor.  You can find more information about me (Marc Colbeck) here.  Counselling will take place via Skype and will be free for the duration of my MA practicum (until summer of 2011).

If you are interested in finding out more, or participating in this process, please contact me.  For more information about how the process works, please click here.  I have a list of frequently asked questions (with answers) here.

You can reach me via  This e-mail is encrypted and confidential, but please be aware that any e-mail you send may not be encrypted from your end.  If you use a work e-mail, your employer has a right to read that mail.  If you use HoTMaiL, Gmail or similar services your provider has the legal right to examine your messages.  If you want to send a secure and encrypted e-mail you can go to and create a free account for yourself that is confidential.

Please feel free to pass this information on to any emergency service provider that you care about.  You can follow me on twitter here.


You can help spread the word by printing and posting
this one page pdf file in stations, hospitals, lounges
and anywhere else where emergency services personnel might see it.

Click on the image below to open.