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 to the world and how to break free of it.
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, now in its 2nd edition.
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.
Reprinted regularly since the 1970s. this classic book teaches practical, relational and 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.
A gentle book offering guidance on how to use the spiritual practice of mindfulness to help with anger.
A wealth of free online mental-health related courses, developed in conjunction with people who have lived experience.
A self-help and educational guide about anger, from the counselling department at McGill University.
List of private master’s-level counsellors, or their interns, offering subsidized counselling. Updated quarterly.
Canada-wide, 24/7 professional phone counselling and other support options.
Resource list, updated quarterly.
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.