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Sep 15 2020

The Utility of Play Therapy

As children do not always have the language to express themselves, their needs and stories are often best expressed via play. Landreth (2012) defines play as the universal language of children. Play has been observed in...


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Sep 02 2020

The Five Languages of Love

Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, outlines five different ways in which we express and experience love that he calls “love languages.” Emotionally, we all need to receive love, but – as Chapman explains –...


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Pinaud Psychological Services
Feb 14 2020

Relationships and proper Communication!

We tend to make assumptions in many communication cycles. See below for my example. A couple was having trouble communicating. They loved each other and had been together for many years, however recently they seemed to be getting irritated with each...


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Dr. Martin Pinaud - Registered Clinical Counsellor
Jun 26 2019

Why do People Have an Affair?

Why does infidelity occur? Is it simply a selfish act that fulfills the one person’s needs? In some instances the answer is yes. However, this not the norm, infidelity is rarely just about lust. It cannot be explained away as a complete...


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Relationship Counselling North Vancouver
Jun 11 2019

5 things a couple can try before separating.

Top 5 things a couple can do to try and repair their relationship before getting separated: 1.  Don\'t make a hasty decision: based on misdeeds or feeling such as emptiness or pain. This includes infidelity. Pre infidelity many individuals...


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Counselling in North Vancouver
Apr 19 2019

How do I know if my relationship is in a negative pattern?

There are many negative patterns: many have to do with communication failures such as when one partner dominates the conversation, withdraws, or does not investigate time to do things with their partner.   Sometimes, identifying negative...


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Couples Counseling North Vancouver
Sep 26 2018

Relationship Conflict

Relationship Conflict At the first mentioning of the word conflict it is quite likely that it would represent a negative or unproductive interaction. Something to be avoided or reduced as much as possible. Conflict has a negative connotation....


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Counselling in North Vancouver
Oct 19 2016

Why do I get so angry so fast?

It is most likely that someone who is quick to anger in an intense way, has experienced unfairness, injustice, or maltreatment that has negatively affected their self esteem. Let’s take a person who has been bullied growing up and has decided...


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Pinaud Psychological Services
Jun 03 2016

The Repair Of Conflict

Quite often the tension and stress following a harmful conflict/upset is not bearable for long. The drain on our energy emotionally and physically exhausts us. The tendency is to end the tension and return to comfort level that existed before the...


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Pinaud Psychological Services
May 27 2016

Conflict

Conflict is a reality that is going to happen when interacting with others. Conflict can be defined as an upset, a disagreement, an argument, or just opposing views. However, when assumptions and judgments are made defensiveness usually follows...


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Counselling in North Vancouver
May 11 2016

Relationship Counselling

Counseling gets both people in a relationship in the same room to talk with the counselor. The counselor takes great efforts to help the couple understand what is causing their difficulties and work on ways to better deal with their problems. Both...


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