Meet our Counselling Team
B.A. Hons., MDiv, RP, OACCPP, Prepare & Enrich Couples certified
Our Counselling Services
Individual counselling is a collaborative effort between you and your counsellor. We provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you.
Amongst others, we provide counselling to address issues such as:
- Grief and Loss
- Faith / Life Issues
- Adjustment to challenging life events
- Adjustment to major life transitions
- Healthy identity and self formation
- Changes in career
- Health and Wellness concerns
Couples counselling is a collaborative process that benefits from the active participation of the couple and the counsellor.
Couples Counselling is an opportunity for you to learn about the patterns of behaviour that you both have been using, to look at what has broken down and why. Couples counselling can help you change the patterns in a positive way, and to work towards reconnecting and growing closer. You will be encouraged to talk to each other in a way that supports a safer connection and expands your emotional response.
When someone in the family has a problem, it can affect the whole family. If you or someone in your family is experiencing problems with anger, eating disorders, mental or physical illness, depression, parent-child conflict, or other issues, family counselling may provide the opportunity for all of you to move forward.
Family Counselling is an effective way to help all family members understand problems and make positive changes in their lives. Counsellors can help family members reflect on better ways of communicating with each other. Family counselling can teach family members new and more positive ways to communicate in order to replace old, negative communication patterns.
We provide counselling for victims of violent crimes, sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and people working through childhood trauma. Through the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Victims Quick Response Program (VQRP), victims of violent crimes can access funding for counselling.
Trauma counselling will build on your strengths and resilience and focus on building a trust-based and collaborative treatment relationship. A trauma counsellor will be able to work with you towards establishing a sense of safety and self-care, helping you come to terms with your trauma story, manage flashbacks, and grow towards emotional and psychological well-being.
Anger is a healthy, normal emotion, but it is also one of the most complex emotions. When poorly managed, it can become destructive, get out of control and turn to aggression.
Signs of an anger problem:
- Explosive outbursts that cannot be controlled
- Outbursts might escalate into domestic violence or controlling behaviour
- Rages when driving or at work
- Depression and anxiety might indicate introverted anger
- Alcohol or drug dependence may cover an anger problem
Children don’t come with a manual and parents are continually faced with new challenges. Learning how to raise happy, confident and successful children while having harmony in your family life may sometimes seem impossible.
Parent coaching can provide you with a place to discuss these challenges and to explore possible solutions. Parent coaching helps parents to identify the solutions that work best for them and their children. It also encourages parents to develop a coach-like approach with their children and themselves in the middle of their parenting situations. Founded on principles of co-operation, responsibility and consistency, it offers parents a skill set to be more effective in their parenting. It provides parents with practical coping skills, while working towards their long-term vision of a healthy family.
At Blue Oaks, we also offer online distance counselling for the client’s convenience. Distance counselling is increasingly becoming a utilized way to access the professional counselling support needed to work through life’s challenges.
With our secure encrypted software, we are able to safely help you wherever you are located.