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The Choice to Stay Upset

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on acceptance and going with the flow as life happens. In that article I presented four options that dialectical behaviour therapy teaches about dealing with upsetting situations. As a quick recap...

Developing Compassion to Heal Shame and Anger

Are you familiar with this kind of internal dialogue: “I shouldn’t feel this way. There must be something wrong with me. I shouldn’t be so weak.” Or perhaps you have internal dialogue that sounds like: “I can’t believe he/she could...

Coping with Stress from Job Loss

The word “stress” is a term first studied by Hans Selye back in 1936.  However, he was challenged to come up with a cohesive definition for stress because everyone seemed to respond or be affected differently by situations which could...

Going With the Flow – Radical Acceptance

Life can be busy and stressful and sometimes we are faced with situations and problems we are unhappy about. What do we do with these unwanted circumstances? Can we change them? How can we cope with situations that we can’t...

Creating Emotional Safety In Relationships

When couples come for counselling, the most common concern they share with me is their struggle around communication. Most couples say that if their communication was better, they could work through problems that arise in their relationship on their own...

The Grieving Soul Part II

During a season of loss, it is easy to be swept up in overwhelming and deep pain. Grief is a very difficult emotional experience, and most of us would like to get past grieving as fast as possible. It’s been...

The Grieving Soul

Each of us will journey through the painful experience of loss at some point in our lifetime. This difficult season of life can be overwhelming as we adapt to the loss of someone or something we have cared about, which...