Oct 16, 2020 in Counseling
More about myself and my approach to working with flexible session time availability including evenings/weekends. This artic
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Hi, thank you for getting this far. My counselling approach is to be fully engaged in the here and now, but using your past experiences or current problems such as anxiety as a basis for improving your situation. I want you to feel that you are taking hold of the difficulties you are having and then see how to deal with these in a safe but effecive way. I do not use mindfulness as a treatment in itself but it can be incorporated should I feel that it would be of use to you. I like to keep my counselling skills up to date, so I continually study and increase my knowledge.
Before the first session, I will email you to obtain information that will assist me in planning your therapy sessions. Please ensure that these are all completed and returned to me no later than 48 hours prior to your first appointment. For six session course, payment is needed to be received 24 hours prior to your session commencement.
One very important thing for you to note is that i expect you to do "homework", as this will be tied in to your therapy and is a very important aspect. This needs to be emailed to me prior to our session.
So, a bit more about me - I am 52 and married to my 3rd Husband, and it is our anniversary in July. We have 4 grown up children between us but they do not live with us. Instead we have our 4 "furkids"; 2 dogs and 2 cats. We have a fairly good life but have overcome a great deal between us which has made us stronger and led to me continually learning and adding to my skills in counselling. I enjoy reading crime, police procedural, history, true life and comedic books. My life prior to counselling was in housing management. In addition to my counselling qualifiactions, in the past two years I have also qualified as a dog groomer, taken courses in animal behaviour and dog training.
I usually offer an initial appointment in which I can learn a little about you and your issues and explain what sort of structure I will be using and a general plan to my approach. Normally the plan will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the appointment. I ask that the six sessions are booked in advance. In addition, I can offer a longer initial session block of 10 and a discount can be applied if booked and paid for in advacce.
What I expect from my clients is for them to keep to their session times, do the homework I set you (as this will make a huge difference to the quality of the therapy) and let me know in plenty of time should you be unable to keep a session. This means that I can offer the time slot to another client. If a session is cancelled within 48 hours, then a charge equal to one session will be made. However, if you have a serious problem then please call me as there are obviously circumstances whereby it is not possible for you to do this.
In the event of you missing two sessions without adequate reason, or for no contact at all, your position as a client will be in jeopardy but I will try to work with you thrugh the issues. In view of the Covid10, and to encompass the way counselling is changing, all sessions will be online via video chat, the details of which will be provided to you on registration.