Family Counselling Services in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

Find a family therapist in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Family Therapist

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

The troubles of individuals and couples can affect whole families. Though I do not invite families in as a group I often work one-on-one with the children, parents and siblings of clients. Also, I might meet with combinations such as a mother and daughter or maybe brothers and sisters. Parenting and blending families are big challenges for many. Some people are upset by financial or trust issues or want to improve communication skills. Counseling helps you gain insight and understanding into how families function. You will learn new skills and increase in self esteem and confidence. You can achieve the goal of making the changes you need to make your family life more satisfying.

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Family Therapist

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 2Y6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Often a family arrives with an identified patient, that is, in agreement that one member in particular is the problem in the family. Together, we investigate how this family member serves a purpose in the family system overall and how all members function to keep this person in the role of the problem member. From here we explore the roles that all the family members are playing and whether these roles are desirable or not. If not, we consider how to make changes to help the family system function better overall. Often changing one part of the system creates change in the rest of the system too. In this process, each member must feel understood, respected and valued as part of the whole

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Family Therapist

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8R 1V7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I work with families who are struggling to understand dementia and the changes that it brings. There are many associated challenges with dementia and family/kinship systems. Often families and kinship-circles are challenged to 'be on the same page' regarding where a person with a dementia is at cognitively. This can result in conflict. Other times family members need to create a 'caregiving plan' with one another and require help from a facilitator/mediator. I can offer support in the work of bringing family together under such circumstances.

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Family Therapist

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

In V9G 1A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Each family is as unique, as are all relationships. Today, families are not only made up of the traditional two parent same sex couple; but are blended, same sex, single parented, having children raised by grandparents and extended family and friends-more than ever in our history. There are times when all types of families experience difficulties that we can not resolve on our own. As your counsellor, I can provide you with a neutral perspective and provide suggestions and strategies to cope. I can provide a safe environment and provide mediation. All parties will be given an opportunity to express themselves openly, with the benefit of finding a resolution, clarity and peace.

Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Family Therapist

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

In V8N 1L6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I help families come together in a collaborative and compassionate way. With a solid grounding in the love you have for each other we define the problem, reveal the family context and design solutions. I also work with special needs children (such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Asberger's) who require a structure that allows them to be the unique individual they are within the family dynamic. We collaborate in a compassionate way to provide the family with a containter to meet the needs of all family members. Tension and anxiety are reduced, which gives your family more opportunity to be together as a supportive and loving unit.

Joyce Barwis, RCC
Family Therapist

Joyce Barwis, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Family Therapy can offer you and your family lasting change. By developing practical skills and action-oriented ideas for home and school, social problems and interpersonal difficulties can begin to shift. My approach includes developing a understanding of how each family member views the situation. We will look at how verbal and non-verbal communication and values and beliefs are interpreted by all the family members. By developing new communication skills lasting change can be created within the family

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Family Therapist

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist - Professional Therapy by Phone & Email

In V8V 1S5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

What affects one member of a family affects all the members. The troubles of couples affect their children. A huge challenge is finding successful way to blend families created by new partnerships and figuring out good step parenting and step children strategies. Love and optimism turn out not to be enough to ensure happy family life. In counseling we will talk about communication, finances, trust, sexuality and many other issues. You will learn new skills and increase in self esteem and confidence. Other family units who may seek counselling are, for example, a mother and daughter or brothers and sisters. They may want to clear up misunderstandings and enjoy a more satisfying relationship.

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8N 1C3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I love working with families! Over the 20+ years of my career, I have helped ageing adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, parents, youth & younger children. In working with parents & children, my focus is to support the whole family (rather than "fixing" the young person). Parents who feel educated, supported & empowered are in a much better position to make a difference in the lives of their kids than I am! In working with older adults (or adults with disabilities) and their families, I can provide guidance & a safe space to help work out differences & plan for the future. In all cases, if you live locally I prefer to visit in your home, which helps me better understand you.

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.)  CCC
Family Therapist

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Your family is hurting and whatever you have been trying doesn’t help. It feels like you can’t win, respect has disappeared, understanding and patience are gone. Your family can benefit from bringing in a professional outsider. A family is a dynamic system. Being busy with our day to day struggles, it is easy to miss what another person needs. Timing and taking into account each members' experience is crucial to reconnect. Families have been extensively studied and research information and insights will allow you to review your own experience. With patience and tenacity, and taking the time to clarify and learn, you can resolve what may seem a hopeless situation.

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)
Family Therapist

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 4H6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Families can be complicated and those who seek counseling are demonstrating great courage and resolve. I see the family as a unit made up of various parts; I believe the most effective way to assist struggling families involves exploring all aspects without judgement or criticism but instead with compassion, curiosity. I will work to ensure each family member feels safe, heard, and respected.

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C
Family Therapist

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8Z 5K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

As a mother of two teens being the best parent I can be is a passion of mine. Working with families allows me to combine my passion, knowledge and training to help them reach optimal success within their relationships with each other. I believe it is important to gain a proper understanding of each individuals perceptions, needs and goals before we make an action plan towards the difficulties taking place. I look forward to working with your family.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Family Therapist

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 2B6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

As children or adults it can be really challenging to just plain get along with brothers, sisters, children and parents! Who else knows how to push our buttons better? Conflict in families is to some extent normal and necessary. Find out how to have healthy conflict management skills to be able to elicit the love and care you need from your family to offer it in return. Families of all types of configurations will learn about being an ally for each other as we work towards respect, love, collaborative problem solving and mutual understanding.

John Parker, MA  RCC
Family Therapist

John Parker, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9L 4L9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

With families in turmoil, John aims to establish a respectful collaborative alliance with each family member. Often there is an identified "problem child", but John takes the position of looking at the role each member in the family is playing in creating and maintaining the presenting issue(s). He strives to assist all the family members make changes that will lead to a more satisfying family relationship.



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Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed family therapists in Shawnigan Lake.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counselling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Shawnigan Lake right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Shawnigan Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan Lake therapists serve postal code: V0R.