Peter Kok offers a compassionate lens with an emotion focused approach when working within individual, group or community settings.
Whether in session one on one or while facilitating ongoing men's circles, he draws his passion from the evolving natural world, Buddhist psychology and various movement forms to offer empathetic, meaning driven counselling.
His formal training is in Existential Integrative Therapy with the Living Institute in Toronto, ON.
Peter is currently studying facilitation and mentorship through the Men’s Mentorship Program with Robert Masters, PhD, based in Ashland OR. He also studies attachment, relationship and pre/perinatal topics through work with Myrna Martin in Nelson, BC.
He continues to expand his work as an addictions counselor and farm program coordinator with men in recovery from addiction and mental health on 100 acres of Carolinian woodland and garden just north of Toronto.
Peter was drawn to the work as a counselor while tracing his own journey inwards. Originally beginning therapy for issues around anxiety and depression arising in his early thirties,
he discovered the importance and necessity of exploring one's inner landscape as a catalyst to unlocking creativity, passion and freedom. In this time of transition the path became clearer and Peter pursued training in his fields of interest to help guide others beginning similar paths.
Peter is an avid mover and active member of the Toronto contact improv community. His practices include contact improvisation and authentic movement with interests in Butoh dance and functional movement. In his class and workshop offerings, Peter helps draw a bridge between somatic intelligence and emotional perception.
Peter finds delight in small things. He celebrates gravity through movement, enjoys photography and writing, and has an affinity and love for small, wild birds.