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Dale received the BC Association of Clinical Counsellorsí
"President's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession, 2003-2004".


INDIVIDUAL & COUPLEíS THERAPY

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling


Individual Counselling

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In therapy you can expect that I will listen intently, look for your strengths and challenge you supportively to examine your feelings, thoughts and actions. It isnít my job to tell you what to do but to support you in finding your own answers, the ones that will work best for you.


Will counselling help me?

  • Do you often feel thereís got to be more to life than this?
  • Do you wonder why others seem happy or clear about life and you donít?
  • Do you find reasons to stay at work or out with friends to avoid time at home?
  • Do you wonder how a relationship that felt so wonderful now feels sad, lonely and frustrating?
  • Do you say or do things you feel bad about but end up doing them anyway?
  • Do you feel at a loss to deal with your children?
  • Have you been told you might need anger management?
  • Do you wish you could find a way to deal with your pain other than drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you flinch when the phone rings Sunday because you dread talking to your parents?

If you feel a strong response to one or more of these questions, therapy could help you.



Some of the concerns you may bring to our counselling sessions:



  • Relationship unhappiness & conflict
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Anger and aggression
  • Parent-teen conflict
  • Family of origin issues
  • Trauma & grief
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety & stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Alcohol & drug issues
  • Workplace conflict
Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi

Couples Counselling

What If My Problem Includes My Spouse or Partner?

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Over the last 25 years I have worked with several different approaches to helping couples resolve conflict. From my experience and confirmed by studying the research, I find Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to be the most effective in making significant and lasting changes. I have received Advanced Training in this therapeutic approach in Ottawa from Dr. Sue Johnson, a world-renowned therapist for couples and one of the founders of EFT. Research has shown that EFT helps move couples from distress to recovery in 70-75% of cases, and creates improvements in 90% of couples coming for therapy.


Emotionally Focused Coupleís Therapy (EFT)


  • We first identify the negative cycles of arguments and distancing that leave each of you feeling hurt, angry and misunderstood.
  • We work together to create a shift in the ways you habitually relate to each other.
  • By identifying and expressing the needs and fears underlying the old cycles, a more secure, emotionally honest and loving relationship can grow.
  • Experiences of understanding and appreciation learned during the therapy sessions will begin to replace the old, negative cycles in your life together.

Further information can be found on the EFT website at: www.eft.ca .

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