Groups

Counselling groups address personal and social concerns. The goal is the resolution of specific issues. Severe psychological and behavioral disorders are usually referred to individual counselling.

Group work may encompass a psychoeducational focus or group counselling process. Psychoeducation develops a group member’s individual cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills within a structured process. The goal is to help individuals develop a more effective way of living by increasing their knowledge of skills. The process involves an educational component, group discussions, and feedback by group members and facilitators.  

Group work focuses on:

  • Enhancing interpersonal skills to improve interpersonal relationships
  • Learning to manage disabling emotions such as anxiety and depression.
  • Increasing personal insight and awareness of ineffective emotions and behaviors and learning how to manage them.
  • Enhancing problem-solving strategies through improved understanding of one’s own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

Group work uses Attachment therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques

In my practice I facilitate:

  • Connect Parent groups for parents of adolescents ages 13–18 years. This is an Attachment-based model that includes CBT and Trauma therapy principles.  
  • Group: Partners of Law Enforcement Officer – Pilot Program – January 24 th , 2019
    A Strength-Based Caring and Compassionate Group counselling program to support partners and enhance skills for managing the day to day stress as a Partner of a Law Enforcement Officer – See Group page
Phone: 604-807-9759
#201, 2469 Pauline St. Abbotsford, BC