Relationships. We all have them. Sometimes we want more of them, sometimes we want less of them.
Sometimes it’s a quality issue. Why do we get stuck in the same patterns with others over and over?
Counselling can help to find answers to dilemmas like these.
Many clients who meet with me in my downtown Vancouver counselling and therapy office are seeking help for relationship issues. As a therapist, I have a special interest in helping with complex relationship dynamics.
While not an exhaustive list, some common relationship problems include:
Parents and children
Adult children and parents
Divorced / Separated partners
Because humans are by nature social beings, we can’t escape relationships! If a relationship problem is affecting your ability to cope, counselling may be a first step that’s right for you. Please call or email me if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.
Angry incidents of all shapes and sizes—mild, moderate or severe—have something to offer us in terms of insight, if we’re willing to take a look.
You’ve begged, you’ve cajoled, you’ve reasoned, you’ve researched and you’ve even offered to call yourself and transport them there. And still they say no.
It takes guts to parent in a way that is genuine for you personally while also living in a world where the concept of the parent who can “do it all” is celebrated.
How to be a better listener.
Dealing with colleagues who challenge us emotionally can play a big part in our overall work satisfaction and our general sense of wellbeing.
A classic in the field; introduced the concept of co-depenency and how to break free of it.
Information and help for restoring sexual intimacy in low and no-sex relationships. The book’s case studies feature primarily opposite-sex relationships.
This book demystifies dysfunctional relationships between adult children and their parents and offers insights about how to start relating to parents in a functional way.
Tips from the author’s research and experience navigating from a twosome to a threesome.
Professor of psychology, John Gottman, shares the principles for successful marriage, culled from his years of longitudinal research on couples.
Practical workbook for understanding and improving assertiveness.
How to understand your children’s misbehaviour and elicit their cooperation.
Not for the faint at heart, the author asks us to look at our expectations of ourselves as mothers and to take responsibility for them. She offers alternative strategies for making changes, intermingled with humourous dialogue.
The authors bring to life the work of the late child psychologist, Dr. Haim Ginott, using examples from their own family lives.
This book teaches practical, respectful parenting strategies.
This parenting classic and pioneering work emphasizes a humanistic approach to parenting, rooted in empathy and respect. Also offers practical tips complete with many examples.
The author interweaves her personal experiences, the voices of the women she interviewed and recent research to paint a portrait of maternal depression.
A gentle book offering guidance on how to use the spiritual practice of mindfulness to help with anger.
A resource list of lower-cost professional counselling options in Vancouver. Corrections and suggestions welcome.
Straightforward parenting advice from an Adlerian perspective
Parenting helpline. Also offers workshops and resource/referral.
Parenting support circles, classes, community workshops
Offers a variety of parenting workshops as well as many other services, including counselling.
Parenting programs/groups offered by trained facilitators. Resources.