Relationships are complex ...
Relationships with our partners
Relationships with our kids
Relationships with our parents
Relationships with our co-workers or friends
And last but not least: Our relationships with ourselves
The list is long of all the relationships we manage in our lives. At times it can feel like our emotions are in the driver's seat and we are along for the ride. This can cause chaos and turmoil in our relationships. By engaging in therapy we can help you understand how to better manage your emotions (such as anger or anxiety) so that you can communicate more effectively and honor your own boundaries.
If you are struggling with a relationship in your life, you are most definitely not alone!
How Relationship Counselling Can Help
Sharing our struggles can help normalize them so we don't feel so alone.
Being validated can help us feel heard and begin the healing process
Working together with a willing family member or loved one in counselling can help bring clarity and understanding. Counselling can help unpack unhealthy, well-maintained patterns and find new ways to create healthier ways of being with each other.
Counselling can support secure attachment or help us make decisions about who and what we want in our lives. Understanding our own values and accepting ourselves can lead to better defined and healthier boundaries.
Practice different and new ways of: managing our emotions, communicating with others and responding to those we care about.
Family Violence and Abuse
Family violence and abuse in relationships are real issues and more common than we think.
Did you know that half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16? (Stats Canada)
While we know that all genders can experience violence or abuse in relationships, 7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls? (Stats Canada)
Counselling Can Offer Hope And Healing After Abuse
Having experienced abuse or having perpetuated abuse in your relationship does not have to define who you are. There is hope and healing can start.
Seeking counselling can be an important first step in changing your life.
With 10 years of experience working in the family violence field I have developed a genuine compassion for this issue and a desire to promote healing and support clients in a more positive journey forward.
Please don't hesitate to reach out for support.
Secrecy around this issue allows it to flourish.
Resources For Abusive Relationships
There are many options if you are seeking shelter or safety from an unsafe relationship including:
The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter 24/7 Hotline:
YWCA Sheriff King Home:
Awo Taan Healing Lodge