What’s in a Name?
We all wear many hats. My “sorting hat” is the hat I wear when I want to align with the flow of organizing and attune to what might be blocking a client’s path to feeling free and at peace in their space and making them feel “stuck”. Together, we unpack what is holding them in the past, confront fears and anxieties about the future, and choose which items to keep and which to let go.
I have studied and worked with trauma and its effects on the mind and body, and how it manifests in our outside environment. In my professional experience, I recognize a significant link between chronic disorganization and trauma. By organizing and making sense of our outside environment, we can make powerful shifts to our inside environment, and vice versa.
Starting Sorting Hat Professional Organizing Solutions is my way of bridging the gap between professional organizer and therapist. I take a holistic approach with my clients to understand how disorganization impacts their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. My goal is to help my clients live fully in the present, and maintain a peaceful home that reflects their values, goals, and passions.
Where It All Comes Together
Ashleigh is a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), the national association that represents professional organizers across the country. To learn more about Professional Organizers in Canada, please visit their website here.
Ashleigh is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers protects the interest of the public by regulating the practice of social workers and promoting ethical and professional practice. Learn more here.
Ashleigh is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner In-Training with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI), which is a body-oriented approach for renegotiating and healing trauma. To learn more about Somatic Experiencing, please visit their website here.
"Sometimes a person can be too close to their own things and not be able to make good decisions regarding storing them properly or decluttering them. Ashleigh can help make sense of all the things so that your life will be more enhanced. When I downsized my big century house, where I lived for twenty years, she guided and motivated me. It was a positive experience for me and can be
for you too."
“I was most happy with the help Ashleigh gave me when I moved from a home that I resided in for 30 years. Ashleigh was able to break the project down into manageable amounts and work side by side with me. Her skills and clear planning helped make a gruesome job much easier. I recommend her highly. ”
“Ashleigh helped me de-clutter and downsize after my husband passed away. At this point, Ashleigh feels more like a family member rather than a person I hired to organize my home.”