We sometimes think that kids have a carefree life. They are kids after all, playing, laughing, running around. We see ourselves as adults carrying the stress of the family, we have deadlines to meet, activities to get the kids to and yet we forget that how we are feeling and acting can impact our kids.

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With regular frequency, when I see a client for the first time, they tell me that they have considered counselling for a long time (even years) before finally making the first appointment. Often, this first appointment comes at the very last moment possible before making important life changing decisions or when it is almost too…

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I recently lost my grandmother and my aunt about a month apart from each other.  Both losses were expected, so I was prepared, but I wasn’t prepared to explain death to my children.  My 15 month old I didn’t need to explain anything to, he isn’t at an age where he would understand or even…

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