The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre

Counselor , PhD , Psych, MA , Coun, RCT

(902) 346-2158
Life Happens... We can help. I have 35+ years' experience, the last decade specializing in problem gambling and process addictions. I work extensively with families/members with a variety of addictions, in the process developing an expertise in working with survivors of trauma and family violence. These often underlie addictions whether they are to substances or processes like gambling, shopping, sex, or the internet. I work in a caring and sympathetic manner that makes counselling safe and inviting. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with people diagnosed as borderline, depressed, suicidal, or as adult children of alcoholics (ACOA).
While I have been trained as a "family systems" therapist I first started therapy over 35 years ago as a behaviorist/cognitive behaviorist working with individuals/families with children and youth with behavioral problems. Since then I have developed my own eclectic style using humor and patience to get results.
I see individuals with/without their significant other or the larger family unit and specialize in flexible options, making time available in extended blocks to meet your needs. I see counselling as a journey. I am your consultant/travel guide. I have the experience, but it is your trip.
Call or Email The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre for a free phone consultation now - (902) 346-2158


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: RCT00-004 Nova Scotia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Great-West
  • Greenshield
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Great West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Sunlife

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Capella Univeristy/PhD psychology
  • Year graduated: 2013


The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre
36 Brookshire Court
Suite 200
BedfordNova Scotia Canada B4A 4E9

Call Dr. Mike Buckley
(902) 346-2158
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  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Borderline Personality


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015