Affirming care for LGBT2Q+ adults, children, youth and families.

Family Counselling Services

​”Our children need to know that they are precious in the sunshine and the rain.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis

Confidential, non-judgemental counselling services that cater to the needs of each family.

Children and teens need their parents/caregivers to help them navigate this world. And so YOU are a crucial component of the family counselling process.

Parents/Caregivers must be prepared to participate in the counselling process, which includes learning new coping strategies alongside their child and supporting them to use these new strategies in day-to-day life.

Parents/Caregivers do best when they are willing to reflect on their own upbringing and, with support, try different ways of responding to their child’s needs and behaviour.

Sharing the responsibility of change with your child reminds them that you are on the same team, that they are supported and loved, and that they can count on you when times get tough.

Children experience an array of emotions that they must learn to cope with. Sometimes those emotions can be too much for them to handle, and they need your help.

Children often begin to show behavioural signs that they are struggling before you realise there is a problem.  Some of the behaviours you might see are:

In teens, some additional behaviours you may see are:

As parents/caregivers, we try to help our children as best we can, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to work! What’s worse is that our attempts may actually feel like we’re distancing our children further from us instead of pulling them closer.

Of course, every child and teen is unique. You may see other signs or symptoms not listed here and that is normal.

If you have done all you can and are unsure what to do next, I can help.

Through counselling sessions we can work on your goals.

In addition to providing you and your child with the chance to tell and process your story, counselling sessions can offer:

Working with me, your child or teen’s story will be honoured and respected. Space will be provided for your family to reflect on your experiences, your values, your goals and your dreams.  As a family, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourselves, to identify what you need, and to explore how you can work better together as a family.

Call me for a free 15-minute telephone consultation at 519-719-3790. Calls will be returned within 2 business days.

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