Time to Talk About Anger?
The Process of Self Awareness
Safe, Boundaried Anger Expression

What is Offered

Anger, Boundaries, and Safety WorkShop

   Few emotions are more feared than anger. While some use the fear associated with unsafe, unboundaried anger expression to control, others mitigate their lives by continually trying to avoid any hint of anger. With either approach, the emotional constriction, physical dis-ease, and relationship dysfunction that result are life diminishing. Anger is a natural feeling that exists in all of us and when expressed in a safe, boundaried manner is passionate, life enhancing, and relationship constructive.

   This program is offered at The Haven, a beautiful resort with educational facilities on the shores of Gabriola Island just a 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo. Program participants stay at the resort and attend sessions at various times during the day leaving opportunities to explore the island and enjoy the many amenities of the Haven Resort. Free from many of the distractions of daily life, this type of learning environment is very concentrated and allows for a deeper level of personal exploration. For more information about The Haven, follow the link provided on this page or go to

Session Length: 4 day(s)
Number of sessions: 1

Private 60 minute Session

   Amidst life happening all around us, allowing yourself the time to talk about your challenges, fears, hopes and dreams and having a safe environment to express all your inner feelings, can be a very liberating experience. Sometimes simply having a place where you can speak openly and honestly is enough to create a positive internal shift. Other times, there may need to be some digging and ongoing plans to change unwanted patterns or work towards desired goals. Whichever the approach, a counsellor can help.

   If you have an issue that you’d like to work on, we’ll start there. If there isn’t any one particular issue but more a pervasive theme that keeps re-emerging, then we’ll start there. Or perhaps you just don’t emotionally feel right, in which case we’ll start there. Using a variety of techniques, I am interested in working with you to explore your thoughts and feelings in an effort to help you feel better, think clearer, and passionately move on with your life.

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Private 90 minute Session

   Similar to the private 60 minute session, the 90 minute session is particularly suited for couples when more time allows for more dialogue. Being unique is one of our wonderful human qualities. At the same time, our uniqueness means being understood can be a challenge that requires clear communication to navigate. And even before there can be clear communication, each individual needs to be clear on what they want to say. Open and vulnerable communication is a foundational component of a close relationship.

   There is a balance in relationship between the individual and the relationship. When out of balance, conflict can result which then leads to distance and a breakdown of the relationship. My focus when working with couples is to understand each person’s perspective on what is going on, explore what each person wants to happen, and then all of us together determining what changes are required in order to regain closeness.

   If there aren’t any 90 minute sessions showing as available, contact me and I will set one up for you.

Use email, phone, or the contact page to request.