Blog

In this section you will find videos, short blog posts, and links to helpful articles.  In addition to counselling, resources are one of the many ways we can support our families and ourselves. Have a look at some of the resources below and let me know if you have questions or comments.

November 16, 2018

Learning or thinking that a child in your life may be self harming can be overwhelming and worrisome. If you've found yourself in this situation, the following information may be helpful. 

Self harm is often used a means to cope with difficulties or hard...

November 13, 2018

This video below does a great job of explaining exactly why Play Therapy is a helpful way of supporting little ones through struggles. 

February 11, 2018

We may try one or two different ways to calm a child down and... when they don’t work we feel discouraged and frustrated. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. We are all different and have different needs. This article is a quick and easy read...

February 3, 2018

In my work with children, I am constantly reminded of how important it is to communicate and work with them in ways that align with their developmental stage. Deciding to separate with your child(ren)'s other parent is one thing, explaining that to your...

November 18, 2017

Children's emotions can seem big and unpredictable at times. Although these can be natural parts of a developing mind, it's easy for us to be drawn into a "fixer" role. These ten different ways to engage with them can take away the responsibility we som...

October 2, 2017

No, you're not crazy! Your teen is changing and this can be both exciting and challenging. The teen brain is undergoing so many different changes which can cause teens to be impulsive, have changes in mood, be more passionate, individuate from family, a...

September 18, 2017

Empathy can make a huge difference in our relationships. Unfortunately, it’s often one of the first things to go when there’s a conflict, especially conflicts within our families. Empathy is about being slower to blame or judge, and working to understan...

September 4, 2017

Parents sometimes wonder if it makes a difference for their child to receive specialized child counselling, and to that, I say, yes! Children ages 4-12 are generally well suited for play-based counselling approaches due to their developmental tendencies...

Please reload

Keep In Touch 
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
Recent Posts

February 11, 2018

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

 ©2018 by Sprout Counselling