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About Guillaume Durand

About Me

My name is Guillaume Durand, I am a registered psychotherapist, a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and I maintain a private practice in Orleans, Ontario.

My style is supportive, engaging, and insight-oriented. I work in collaboration with my clients to help them identify their desired changes and to meet their goals during therapy. My therapeutic approaches are centered around CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), solution-focused brief therapy, person-centered therapy, and positive psychology.


I have recently obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I earned a M.Sc. in cognitive and clinical neuroscience, also from the University of Maastricht, after completing my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario. All of my internships throughout my Master's and Ph.D. were completed in Ontario, under the supervision of Karina Bourbonnais, registered psychotherapist and sexologist. As a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), I continue to utilize supervision and my practice of psychotherapy is guided by the ethical codes and principles outlined by the CRPO.


In addition to clinical activities, I have published several articles in various fields of psychology and neuroscience, such as psychopathy, adaptive personality, stigmatization, childhood trauma, fear, stress and anxiety, happiness, and genetics. My current work focuses on the development and validation of psychometric instruments measuring personality traits related to emotional intelligence, leadership, management, and adaptive personality. A non-exhaustive list of my publications can be found here.


I am currently a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology. I am also the director of ABEL Project, an organization developing and providing psychometric instruments to individuals and organizations.