Depression

Often I will hear clients say “I’m just not myself” or “I just can’t seem to get myself motivated”. When we talk about depression, many people struggle with negative thoughts and feelings about being depressed. Many people ask “Will I ever feel like myself again?” The...

Addictions Counselling, Therapy & Recovery

We all know someone who is or has struggled with addiction; you may even be struggling with addiction yourself. Addictions can take on many forms, overeating, gambling, shopping, alcohol, prescription medications, illicit drugs, internet addiction etc. Regardless of...

What Does it Mean to Self-harm?

Self-harm is an intentional injury to one’s own body. Self-harm behaviors can include skin cutting or puncturing, head hitting, burning, scratching or other efforts to inflict physical injury and pain. Self-harming behaviors are usually in response to emotional...

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Kelowna, B.C. Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) was originally developed as a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). Individuals with this disorder tend to experience their emotions as very intense and difficult to manage...

Notice the signs of anxiety

When you are feeling anxious, there are a number of symptoms that you might experience.  You may notice your heart racing, your stomach feeling like it’s tied up in knots, tingly fingers or sweaty palms or even a dry mouth or throat. You may also have noticed that...

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be a powerful experience that feels uncomfortable for many people. It is that “sick to the stomach, heart racing” feeling of dread you experience when you are about to step onto a stage and give a speech in front of hundreds of people, or perhaps when you...

Marriage counselling advice after an affair: Part 2

When infidelity within your marriage is exposed, it hits like cascading waves of emotional shock. Disbelief and betrayal become overwhelming. Everything you believed about yourself, your partner and your relationship is gone in one second. You watch helplessly as your...

Marriage counselling after an affair: Part 1

“The affair”  “Cheating”  “Adultery”. Theses are just a few of the names given to the devastating and life changing experience of discovering that your partner has been emotionally and or sexually involved with a third party. While affairs are complex, and each one...

Relationship Counselling for Conflict: Part 2

Relationship counselling may be necessary. At the end of the last chapter of Rick & Manda’s fight, Rick stormed out of the house after feeling accosted by Manda’s, shall we say, rather direct presentation of her complaint. Trying to simply decompress from his own...

Relationship Counselling for Conflict: Part 1

Relationship Counselling. It was the last thing she wanted to think about. The lake view out of Manda’s kitchen nook was breathtaking. The silver sunset cast a sail boat’s shadow across the lake in way that took her breath away even after all these years. The beauty...

Couples Workshop