Personal Boundaries

Boundaries are important in your relationship with others and with your Self and are, therefore, a key aspect of emotional well-being.  Boundaries are learned in childhood, when we learn where our parents end and we begin.  Without a clear boundary between self and parent, the child remains enmeshed in the relationship.  Boundaries are invisible, the…

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Foundation Blocks for Mental Health: Connect with your Kids

In this age of video games and social media, many of us need reminders and practice around how to genuinely connect with others, including our children.  Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, your influence is only as strong as your relationship.  Rules and disciplinary strategies will not work without a strong underlying…

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What is therapy?

Let’s start at the beginning because there is a lot of confusion around what therapy/counselling/psychological treatment is and is not. First, anyone can set up shop and call themselves a “therapist”. The word therapy is not regulated by any professional body. There are many different schools that train people in psychotherapy: psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical counsellors,…

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