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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“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?”
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?”
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)”
Do you notice that you worry about things a lot? Do you tend to catastrophize things in your head? It can be helpful to think of our…… Read more “What’s Behind All My Worrying?”
Is sex vital to a couple’s ability to be sustaining and happy? It depends. Sex researcher Barry McCarthy (2002) notes that when sex is going well couples attribute only 15-20% of their…… Read more “How Important is Sex in a Relationship?”
The internet can be a daunting space to get accurate answers about couple sex. Here are some frequently asked questions. Frequently Asked Questions: Q. Can I come…… Read more “Relationship Sex Problems – Question and Answers – Part 1”
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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a classic book written to help Kindergarteners and other school- or preschool-aged kids hold…