Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues Counsellors

Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues

Entering into a relationship means merging your life with another person, understanding his or her flaws, quirks and beliefs. With marriage rates declining and divorce statistics set at 50%, it is clear that people are increasingly challenged by marriage and relationship issues, and many lack effective ways to address them. So how can we bridge the gap to understanding our partners better and enjoying romantic bliss?

Many factors affect the interpersonal relationship between two partners who are a couple and sometimes it's hard to see the cause of conflict or friction in a relationship. While some people find divorce to be the best or only option, other people speak to counsellors and psychologists  in a bid to try salvage the relationship.

Signs that indicate a need for couples counselling include poor communication in a relationship, affairs, living past one another, inability to resolve marriage of couples' issues, and acting out negative feelings. When divorce seems like the only option, or if a couple is staying together for the kids' sake, that's a sure sign that therapy is needed.

Therapists do not necessarily  believe that all marriages can be salvaged, but counselling can often help even some of the most challenged relationships.  Through talk therapy, the couple will discover again why they fell in love and what they can do to get back to that place in their marriage. They use a range of effective, proven methods to help couples in any situation to restore intimacy and move past the hurt and wounds to a safe and comfortable place.

The concrete tools used by marriage therapists provide guidance in a supportive and encouraging setting and empower clients to restructure their thoughts and emotions. It helps the couple to work with each other, instead of on one another, helping each individual to find the person he or she is at the core level and to build a happy union.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who works with  couples you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

It's not until we become parents that we realize just how daunting a task we have to raise a human being. Pregnancy is a miracle for most, and small babies are adorable, despite the restless nights. However, long months of precious little sleep and caring for a helpless infant who can't verbalise their needs in language we understand can take its toll on the strongest of people. These are just some of the many parenting issues people around the world face every day.

Little people have their own unique personalities, needs and quirks and being responsible for them is not always the easiest thing to do. Of course, most parents don't have the luxury to spend every waking moment with their offspring, as we face work stress, marital issues, complicated family relationships, financial pressure and much more. Most children are left with caregivers for most of the day, where they create other relationships and where personalities are shaped in different ways.

While parenting is not for the faint hearted, it certainly is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a human on Mother Earth.

Parenting therapy can help parents to better cope with this daunting tasks by learning how to deal with outside influences, and how to cope with the demands of a young child or a teenager. It can help parents to be more cognizant of what they say to their children and how to cope with stressful or traumatic events, peer pressure, sibling relationships and day-to-day pressures faced by their children.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who offers family counselling to address your parenting issues, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

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Corrina Arnold

M.C., RCC

Sunita Ashok

M.S.W., RCSW

Karianne Axford

Ph.D., R.Psych

Paul Bains

M.A., RCC

Allison Bates

M.A., RCC
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Ishtar Beck

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile
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Janice Bell

M.S.W., RCC

Alison Bell

M.A., RCC

Judith Bertoia

Ph.D., R.Psych

Gerry Bock

M.A., RCC

John Boland

M.Ed., CCC

Gene Bonny

M.A., R.Psych

Jay Brotherton

M.A., CCC

Jin Broughton

M.A., RCC

Alexia Brown

M.Ed., RCC

Brenda Casey

B.A. Hons, RCC
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Marilyn Chotem

Ed.D., R.Psych

Cristina Ciccone

M.A., RCC

Tim Clark

Ph.D., R.Psych

Michelle Coulombe

M.A., RCC

Nikita Crook

M.Ed., Dipl. TCCP RCC

Michael Dayan

Ph.D., RCC
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    • Article(s) on profile

Nicklas Ehrlich

M.S.W., RCC

Tanya Elez

Ph.D., R.Psych

Daniela Escolar

M.A., RCC

Mahshid Esfandiari

Ph.D., RCC

Farideh Farzamian

Ph.D., RCC

Daphne Gelbart

M.A., RCC
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Misha Gitberg

M.A., RCC

Moira Haagen

M.Ed., RCC

Bonnie Hall

M.Couns., RCC

Natalie Hansen

M.A., RCC
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    • Blog on profile
    • Online booking

Sandy Hawkins

M.A., RCC

Sean Heales

M.Couns., RCC

Melanie Huck

M.A., RCC

Ann-Marie Inoue

M.C., RCC

Lida Izadi

M.A., RCC

Annette Kasahara

M.Ed., RCC

Steven Keeler

M.Sc., RCC
    • Article(s) on profile

Lillian Kelly

M.A., RCC

Mary Khashabi

Ph.D., RCC

Mindy Kollman

M.Ed., RCC

Charlene Kostecki

M.A., RCC

Maureen Lee

MC, RCC

Barb Leigh

M.A., CCC

Don Macdonald

M.A., RCC

Michele Maurer

M.Sc., RCC

Grace McDonald

MFT, RCC

Lisa Moore

M.A., CCC

Colette Mrazek

M.Ed., RCC
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Pauline Mullaney

M.S.W., R.C.S.W.

Richard Nevin

M.Ed., RCC
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Khalil Nourani

Ph.D., RCC

Angela Pallan

M.A., RCC

Jill Parker

M.Ed., RSW

Cate Pelling

M.A., RCC

Lorne Pierce

M.A., R.Psych
    • Online booking

Michelle Rahn

M.A., RCC

Joe Ramirez

M.Couns., CCC

Tatiana Sean

M.Ed., CCC

Marilee Sigal

Psy.D., RCC

Richard Somerset

M.A., RCC

Sharon Southey

M.A., RCC

Katy Strachan

Ph.D., R.Psych

Elana Sures

M.Ed., RCC

Jan Sutherland

M.Sc., RMFT

Derek Swain

Ed.D., R.Psych
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Phoebe Tsang

M.C., RMFT

Arlene Tully

M.A., RCC

Sophia Van Vuuren

M.A., R.Psych

Eryn Wicker

M.A., RCC

Xavier Williams

M.Couns., CCC

Hannah Yager

M.S.W., RSW

Andrea Yeo

M.Ed., RCC

Tania Zulkoskey

M.S.W., R.C.S.W.