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

Individual Counselling

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

Individual Issues with Conflict

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead to understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

Does Anger Get the Better of You?

I work with men and women, adults and youths who seek to restore kindness and respect in their lives, whether in their personal or work life. There are differences in how people respond to the same event. Some people respond from the best in them and some from the worst. Responses are usually a result of your thoughts about what is happening, rather than the event itself. In the counselling session we will work together to see how your thinking influences your feelings and responses and learn what you can do that will build respect in your relationships, rather than anger or mistrust. What feels like a "flash of anger" actually has stages that you can learn to notice before you make a response that you will regret.

Would you like to:

  • Learn to use your strengths and values while in the midst of conflict?
  • Strengthen self-respect by expressing your needs in ways that others are most likely to hear?
  • End behaviour that contributes to distance and mistrust?
  • Understand how others have been affected by your anger and heal those relationships?
  • Feel that your life is controlled by your own choices rather than by circumstance or other people?

Phone for a telephone consultation prior to booking a session: 604.253.8641
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