Psychologists and Counsellors

who believe that compassionate and confidential counselling will help people to solve problems in their everyday lives.

In the Spotlight

Healing Through Poetry

September 10th 2019 is a day Rick will never forget.  He was sitting at an intersection on his motorcycle when a car hit him from behind, sending him flying.  The accident left him with a range of serious injuries, in addition to what Rick refers ...

A Few Thoughts on the Death of George Floyd

The tragic death of George Floyd is yet another example of the nastiness of discrimination and prejudice that exists in the United States and across the world, including Canada.  The sense and tone I’ve gotten from social media is one of frustration, anger, sadness and ...

The Origin of Anxiety

Sometimes you don’t know how fast you are moving until you are forced to stop.  COVID-19 has forced a lot of us to slow down and adjust our routines.  Luckily, as a result, I have been able to allocate more time to reading and exploring ...

How to Talk About Suicide

Suicide is an emotional word. Feelings of confusion, fear, anger, and even disgust are common responses when the topic comes up in conversation. As a clinical counsellor I have felt all of these emotions when discussing suicide with clients. But over years of working with ...

Addictions

Smartphone Addiction

The headline in the Globe and Mail read, "Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So ...

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healing Becomes Unhealthy

Sally scrolls through her social media and an article catches her eye. She clicks on the link and ...

My Teen is Cutting: What can I do?

Liz and Dan recently received a call from the school counsellor informing them their 14 year old daughter, ...

Game Over?

  David 'Hesh' Walker. Illidan Stormrage. Sonic the Hedgehog.  Now that I have your attention, please put down ...

Family & Parenting

My Child Won’t Listen

Parents often complain that their children "do not listen" and that is frequently a concern parents describe when ...

Smartphone Addiction

The headline in the Globe and Mail read, "Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So ...

Empathy and Mirror Neurons

Empathy differs from sympathy. Sympathy reflects an understanding of another person's situation- but viewed through your own eyes. ...

Getting to Optimum Health

There are many books written about overcoming depression and anxiety, most of which are excellent companions to helping ...

Depression

Five Habits of ‘Anxiety Resilient’ People

Why are so many people struggling with anxiety? This was the question posed to me by a good ...

Empathy and Mirror Neurons

Empathy differs from sympathy. Sympathy reflects an understanding of another person's situation- but viewed through your own eyes. ...

Why do we Lie?

Lying destroys relationships and damages the bonds between human beings. The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (2016) states ...

Getting to Optimum Health

There are many books written about overcoming depression and anxiety, most of which are excellent companions to helping ...

Marriage Moments

Watch the video series from a Pre-Marriage seminar given by psychologist Denis Boyd, M.A.