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Counselling for Children, Adolescents and Teens

Connecting Parents and Children Counselling 

 

Welcome to my website! My name is Carol Alexander, I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology,  and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada. I offer psychotherapeutic services to adults, children, teens and families. My work is based primarily in attachment theory meaning I support clients in making sense of their own unique attachment histories. Early in life we develop within the context of relationship; your sense of belonging and how you see yourself in the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. I support my adult clients in creating and sustaining healthy relationships with their partners, friends, family members and children which in turn has a profound impact on their happiness and satisfaction in life. 

My area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic understanding of the meaning behind their behaviour. Although I offer individual sessions with children, I encourage involvement of parents in counselling sessions.  Therapeutic services for children and families include play therapy, parent and child play therapy, sand tray therapy, attachment focused family therapy and attachment focused EMDR.

 

Adult services offered include individual counselling for depression, anxiety, stress, parenting difficulties, and the evolution of life's circumstances. I have significant training in supporting both adults and children who have experienced traumatic events.  I utilize cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR , mindfulness, and client centred therapy. 

I look forward to connecting with you!

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