Are you avoiding people or groups because it feels like you get totally drained from interactions with them? Maybe it feels like, “I’m so exhausted after interactions with people. I’d…… Read more “People Exhaust Me. I Don’t Need To Be Around Them Anyway, Right?”
Every client has their own unique experiences. That is a given. But if I could pinpoint a common thread I hear in many of my clients’ stories it would be the story of how anxiety hijacked their life.
Some anxiety is normal and healthy– we need that little bit of fear/activation to get us out of bed and into our roles in life. But when our anxious behaviours start hijacking our life- and are interfering with our daily functioning and are becoming distressing– that is when it’s not normal anymore and seeking help is a good idea.
We all have our healthy and unhealthy ways of coping with a little anxiety: Our less healthy ways can include, for example: obsessing about the future, worrying about our health, fighting with our spouse about money. These are just a few examples of how we may be coping with our…
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Do you often notice your partner isn’t meeting your needs? It’s like they can never get it right. It’s infuriating because you think about others’ needs. Why…… Read more “Why Can’t My Partner Meet My Needs?”
“I’m crying at every little thing. Things that shouldn’t make me cry.” Does this sound familiar? Or, “I’m having trouble with low mood” And, “I want to be more in…… Read more “Why Are My Emotions All Over the Place?”
Maybe you’ve always been the “good listener.” The one people turn to. Or, maybe your care-taking role is newly acquired: You became a parent to a child or a…… Read more “I’m Always the One Doing the Helping. But Who is Going to Help Me?”
When someone decides to come to counselling things are usually not working in their life. A pattern is repeatedly coming up and they are getting tired of…… Read more “What Can I Expect in Counselling?”
I was invited by Marriage.com to write a blog post for them. Here’s my post on how the “fixer part” of us gets in the way of…… Read more “6 Steps to Becoming a Listening Superstar (Your Partner will Thank You)”
“There it is again. That’s right. I’m back where I started. I’m never going to change.” “I thought I had stopped having panic attacks. And then…… Read more “Why Can’t I Stop Doing This?”
At this time of year I hear from a lot of people trying to create the PERFECT holiday project. At first it starts out well. You’re crafting, perhaps with…… Read more “Six Tips to Harnessing Your Holiday Perfectionist”
From December 5, 2016 I will be in a new location, just a block over. Westminster Centre 406-555 6th Street New Westminster, BC V3L 5H1 If you…… Read more “We’ve Moved! (Don’t worry, it’s just a block over)”