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Work-Life Balance

 
We live in a busy world.  We are expected to work 8 hours a day, sit in traffic for 1-2 hours, drive the kids to hockey practice, watch their piano recitals, then come home to cook dinner and pack lunches...

What is communication?

 
 
It is the ability to transform our thoughts and emotions into words and convey them in a manner that is understood and heard by other people. However, interacting with people in day to day life sometimes can be difficult and...

Look at The Relationship with Yourself First

The most important relationship you have is with yourself, yet it is the one that often becomes neglected. Sometimes you give so much to other relationships that it leaves little energy and desire to nurture the relationship with yourself. What...

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...

The Importance of Pleasure and Play

Too many of us believe that any of our time that is not “productive” is a waste of time, and/or feel guilty when not “productive”. It’s an attitude of scarcity in resources, and that squandering our resources will lead to...

Letting Go and Releasing 

Letting go is one of the most difficult yet rewarding gifts that we can give to ourselves. It’s something that we may have not consciously thought to do. It’s something that we might do naturally and not be aware of...

How do you start your day?

 
Morning routines can be automatic, and mundane. They can be compromised of a bunch of habits that have become second nature and often creates little awareness as you begin the day.
 
How you start off your day can set the tone...

Moving Through Instead of Moving On

 
Has anyone ever told you to just move on or to just let it go? How does it feel to hear those words? What does it even mean to move on from something or to really let something go? Is...

What Did Freud Really Teach Us?

When people think about counselling, what often comes to mind is Freud. Usually, when people think about Freud, they think about his crazy ideas of sex. Surprisingly, Freud has a lot to teach us.
One of Freud’s most important contributions to...

The Inner-Critic

 
Many of us have a little voice in our head with a running commentary of our lives. “I have to pick up the dry-cleaning today,” “I wonder what the weather is like.” “Ugh – I missed the turn.” This inner...