Life Coaching/Compassionate Inquiry


My Life Coaching services include a new type of certified counselling called Compassionate Inquiry, modeled after the work of renowned therapist and author Dr. Gabor Maté, who co-developed CI with Sat Dharam Kaur, ND. My specialty is working with clients who are challenged with difficult habitual patterns they wish to change, or challenged in their recovery from addictions or trauma.

What Is Compassionate Inquiry?

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the client and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal. Through this work, clients can connect to the truth within themselves in the present moment, become free from self-generated suffering, and gain insight, clarity and choice in their behaviour. For more information on this practice, please visit


* Counselling sessions are one hour: online rate $108 +HST ($122.04); in person rate is $133 +HST ($150.29); sliding scale available
* Payments via INTERAC e-Transfer, to, or via PayPal (with 3% handling fee)

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* Online via Zoom link Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
* In person at our downtown Toronto location, Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00pm (note additional fees apply
Contact Nirmal for details and to make an appointment, at 416-716-1402 or

About Nirmal

Picture of Nirmal SinghNirmal Singh is a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation, and a Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, focusing on clients who wish to change difficult habitual patterns, or gain insight and strength in their recovery from addictions or trauma. He’s humbled by the results CI has offered others and himself providing a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection that can heal old wounds and strengthen relationships.

Nirmal is a Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer as well as teacher and trainer in Sat Dharam Kaur’s “Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery” program. He’s co-facilitated this training in Toronto and other communities, and hosts regular “Beyond Addiction” classes and workshops. Please visit the Events link for more information on these and other programs through The Wellness Path (including sacred chant concerts, retreats and Kundalini Yoga trainings).