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Just wanted to take a moment to stress the significance of parenthood, more specifically the importance that our mothers play in our lives. I first of all want to say Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Mary-Lou! You have always...
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When approaching drug and alcohol issues a look at James Prochaska and C.C. DiClemente’s Stages of Change Model is a great place to start! This approach is very optimistic and is especially pro-active if you relapse back into your addiction....
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Ever had the stressors of the day mounting. You many find that your heart is beating faster and you are so frustrated that you cannot focus on tasks or conversations with others. One great technique is to focus on something...
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I wanted to write a quick blog to encourage those out there that feel they are struggling and aren’t sure how to get on track. I wanted to remind you that there are many counselling options in Surrey. Whether you...
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Just a reminder that if you are in need of some work on your relationship, couple work with a registered clinical counsellor could be a great place to start! Whether you are in a stable relationship and want to make...
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Just a quick reminder that during those days, in those moments when you feel your body tremble, your muscles are clenched and your ability to reason has gone out the window…remind yourself to take a moment…and breathe. When you allow...
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As I was working with a couple I remembered from a Gottman principle; when your heart is beating over 100 beats per minute you are too emotionally activated to reason with. When anger or emotion is activated and the heart...
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When I am working with clients I have this innate belief: that it is the client who knows themselves best, and ultimately they may be carrying the solution to their problem with them. My role as the therapist is to...
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How do we ‘get past’ the numerous disagreements that can happen in our relationship? Well it depends on a number of factors. One begins with which part of the argument do I have control over? It is pretty difficult to...
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I was encouraged to see an article  the other day titled “Mental illness looks a lot like me”, which appeared in the Sunday March 2nd addition of the Vancouver Province. The article written by Larissa Cahute featured CKNW Word Tonight...
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I saw the movie, “Philomena” staring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. A great show that showed that chronicled a woman going back to locate her long lost son that she had been forced to give up by the catholic church officials...
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You have probably heard many of the clichés around once you hit 40 you are going to start wanting to drive two seated sports cars, quit your job, travel the world, date younger women or men… Now some of things...
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