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Emotional safety in relationships

Understanding how to create Emotional safety is key to the foundation for Love, Trust, and Intimacy
 
When couples come for Marriage counselling, the most common concern they share with me is their struggle around communication. Most couples say that if their...

Is Conflict Healthy in an Intimate Relationship?

Conflict is a normal part of an intimate relationship; however there is Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict.
What is Conflict?
A simple definition of conflict is  “opportunity for growth trying to happen.” When there are touchy subjects to discuss or differences to work...

Why say “YES” to Marriage Preparation

Premarital counselling has been incorporated into my practice to help couples be proactive and help prevent the deep hurt and suffering that I have witnessed resulting from affairs and divorce. Couples who have engaged in this process have benefited greatly. ...

Do’s and Don’ts of Texting in a Relationship

In my counseling practice, which specializes in relationship issues, I have heard many hurtful, damaging situations as a result of inappropriate texting. To help minimize these situations, here are some suggestions of do’ s and don’ts regarding texting with your...

Who Am I? Developing A Strong Sense of Self

There is a common axiom that if you do not know where you are going, you can end up somewhere else. In the fields of psychotherapy and counselling there is a common goal to help others in their human journey. ...

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...

Emotions as Signals: What are They Signaling to You?

Most people will say that there are positive and negative emotions. Some emotions make us feel happy and more positive, and some emotions bring on distressing feelings. However, all emotions are normal parts of the human experience. When we put...

Relational Anxiety

Have you ever considered how culture and upbringing affect how we act and react in our daily interactions with people?  That is exactly what Karen Horney, a famous Freudian psychoanalyst, did.  Her work provides an example of how human beings...

Inside Out

“Do you ever wonder what’s going on inside someone’s head?” Inside Out, Disney’s latest hit animation, brings us into the mind of a child. This movie is quite entertaining and loved by all ages. I believe that the value of...

Coping with Life Transitions

Sarah had always anticipated that she would move to another country to pursue her undergraduate studies. Yet when she actually made the move, she found it very difficult to adjust to her new life…
 
Jon had been working for the same...