The mission statement of THE POWER WITHIN is provide compassionate counselling and coaching. Through compassionate support individuals are supported to improve  their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and well being. In helping clients build a strong foundation for their well being I use my experience and expertise, by adding strategies that may be helpful for growth and development. Clients are assisted in developing a plan of action using their unique strengths, desires, values, abilities and resources so that they can respond to life's challenges with renewed confidence.

I feel privileged in guiding clients to rediscover their sense of meaning and satisfaction as they take charge of their life by optimally responding to challenges as they manage their wellbeing and recovery. 

Helen Starzynski   Registered Psychotherapist 

Helen's solid background and her ability to easily connect with people, provides a foundation for her clients to discover their inner strengths, uncover forgotten inner wisdom, and find their own individual truth and answers to their questions.

Helen's Story

Years ago, I experienced loss in my life.  I turned to counselor as it offered hope that life could, and would, get better.  Through healing, I've found deeper peace, harmony, balance, compassion, acceptance and now honour all of who I am.  In honouring myself I can also honour others. This has brought more meaning, joy, passion and empowerment that I now live my life in wholeness!

             'If you don't believe in miracles perhaps you have forgotten that you are one' - Anonymous

Discover the power within you

... and shine your light


The more we care about ourselves, the more meaningful our life becomes.
There comes a time that we need to take the first step and reach out for support.
That first courageous step is the beginning of your journey into healing, awareness and growth........Let me guide you to a life of new possibilities


I work with a wide range of mental health and life issues.  Using my knowledge, skill, experience, wisdom, and compassion, I intend to make a positive contribution towards the unfolding journey of your inner exploration.  My focus is to support your process with empathy, understanding and respect for your INNER KNOWING

My intention is to honour what you reveal to me, and to support you when you feel vulnerable.


I have a deep interest and feel it an honour and privilege to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.  Seeing your courage as you own strength, watching as you discover your gifts and talents and reclaiming your wholeness is gratifying for me.

I most enjoy when you begin to experience a space for renewed energy and become aware of different choices, new possibilities, joy, personal fulfillment, a sense of well being and empowerment to live your best life.


  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Ontario of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)

Discover & Awaken Your Inner Power