When your life changes course, it can be useful to have extra support. Counselling can help! Change is often scary and overwhelming. As human beings, we crave stability and security and resist flux. When I chose the metaphor of the willow tree for my counselling practice, I did so quite deliberately. The willow tree represents flexibility amidst the “winds of change” in life. Our challenge is to become flexible in response to them; when we don’t, we’re like a dry branch that snaps when a gust comes along.
Life transitions are a common reason for coming for counselling. Clients meet with me in my downtown Vancouver counselling and psychotherapy office for a range of life issues, including:
Divorce / Separation
Career / Education
I would be honoured to assist you in any aspect of your life journey. I look forward to hearing from you.
I recently heard someone using the term ‘under new management’ to reflect the idea of doing life differently—in new and healthier ways. I liked this idea and sought to expand on it.
A variety of strategies for navigating the postpartum period.
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This bestseller, translated from the original Japanese, breaks away from traditional ‘clear the clutter’ manuals, asking us to reflect on our relationship with objects, keeping only those things which spark joy.
Tips from the author’s research and experience navigating from a twosome to a threesome.
A humorous and unflinchingly honest description of first-time motherhood. Lamott writes with a unique level of candour, wit and vibrancy.
Anthology of stories about motherhood. Pieces range from tender to provocative.
Personal account of first-time motherhood. Author asks the question, “why didn’t anybody tell me it would be like this?”
A wealth of free online mental-health related courses, developed in conjunction with people who have lived experience.
List of private master’s-level counsellors, or their interns, offering subsidized counselling. Updated quarterly.
Free, self-directed online cognitive behavioural therapy.
Canada-wide, 24/7 professional phone counselling and other support options.
Resource list, updated quarterly.
Specialized support programs, including counselling, for persons living with HIV, cancer, hepatitis C and other illnesses.
Offers a healing space, retreats, counselling and other groups for those affected by cancer.
A resource list of lower-cost professional counselling options in Vancouver. Corrections and suggestions welcome.
Program for B.C. parents and other family members who are dealing with family issues including guardianship, parenting arrangements, contact, child support and spousal support.
Parenting helpline. Also offers workshops and resource/referral.