15 mins - Free Consultation
Online Counselling Available
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Welcome to Frances Brown Counselling!
Effective Relationship Counselling for couples and individuals in West Vancouver
Couples and Marriage Counselling
WHEN LOVE HURTS AND EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IS FRAYED, EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS IMPACTED!
EVERY DAY I HELP COUPLES IN DISTRESS DISCOVER HOW TO BRING LOVING CONNECTION BACK INTO THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
Do you ﬁnd yourselves caught in repeating communication patterns of attack and blame or shutdown and withdrawal?
You may be struggling to be heard and understood. Yet despite heroic efforts at relationship repair, you may continually ﬁnd yourselves caught in arguments that escalate, leaving you both feeling sad and frustrated.
I CAN HELP.
With my support, you can take the steps needed to change your relationship dynamic from painful to joyful!
I bring years of experience and training in a number of approaches to relationship counselling. However, I am particularly enthusiastic about the process and results I see with Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), a highly researched and successful therapeutic approach.
My approach -Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
provides an eﬀective three-stage therapeutic roadmap to relationship repair relatively short term (average 12-30 sessions)
research shows 86 to 90% of couples completing the course report increased happiness in their relationship lasting results
A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
With a collaborative approach and a non-judgmental, compassionate environment, you can begin now to strengthen your connection and invite back intimacy.
A brief description - three stages of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples In Stage 1
I will help you slow down the painful cycle and create the safety needed to begin to explore and get curious about what is happening with yourselves and each other.
You will begin to see and track the emotional trigger that sets the pattern in motion, the feelings and meanings you experience and the action you typically take in response and the impact this has on your partner.
Through this process you experience a new understanding and sense of compassion that helps calm the negative dance between you that is so troubling, paving the way for stage two.
In Stage 2
You enter the second stage with increasing feelings of trust and safety, a shift in perspective.
New and deeper conversations begin to emerge that help you feel heard and understood. Experiencing new ways of communicating your feelings and needs that draw your partner closer paves the way for intimacy and fun to emerge!
In Stage 3
This is where you can address and resolve any old, unﬁnished business, clearing the way for a consolidation of your sense of security, trust and happiness with each other.
With the growth of new and healthy communication patterns you are creating happiness and a return of intimacy to your relationship!
I invite you to contact me today and begin now to reclaim your relationship and change your life.
Counselling for Individuals
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION?
To me, it is as if our inner wise self is waving a ﬂag, calling us to attention. As young people, we often learn to cope with family dynamics by putting aside some of our authentic feelings and needs and adopting a mask of acceptability. In the process, we develop limiting self-beliefs, designed to keep us safe, that can leave us as adults, feeling stuck and confused. The behaviours we turn to, our pain-coping strategies, such as addiction, affairs, distancing, blaming, shut down, criticism of self and others can offer us temporary relief but ironically end up perpetuating self-defeating patterns.
In my years of counselling experience, exploring and moving through pain rather than understandably trying to avoid it is the most successful route to creating the life of happiness and greater possibility you want. As your therapist, I will support you to take the steps needed to create lasting change. My own personal growth is an important and valued part of my life and I understand and appreciate the courage it requires to take the ﬁrst step.
CREATING A NON-JUDGMENTAL, CARING AND RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT DEEPLY SUPPORTS YOU WILL
ALWAYS BE MY FIRST CONSIDERATION. In our ﬁrst appointment together we will begin to explore your issues, clarify what you are hoping for and consider a plan using therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique individual needs. I invite you to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation or an online appointment today. Call 604.219.2690 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Every relationship, whether marriage, common law, at home or at work, has its ups and downs. When personal problems become overwhelming, Frances Brown Counselling offers caring and conﬁdential counselling services within a safe and therapeutic environment. Providing professional guidance for couples and individuals, as an experienced, licensed therapist, I can help you to ﬁnd effective and realistic solutions to resolve the issues that are negatively affecting your marriage, family and work life. Each person has particular reasons for seeking counselling.
At Frances Brown Counselling, I can help you to identify and resolve the frustrating relationship issues you are currently dealing with by providing professional guidance for:
- Successful conﬂict resolution
- Effective communication for couples and individuals
- Rekindling the romance in your marriage
- Restoring intimacy in your relationship
- Preventing breakup or divorce
- Dealing with separation or divorce
- Blended family issues
- Resolving parent-child conﬂicts
- Healing from inﬁdelity
- Re-building trust
- Learning how to effectively communication with your partner and family members
- Stress management for individuals and couples
- Counselling for same sex couples
- Anger management for individuals and couples Dealing with grief and loss in the family
- Addiction problems in families and marriage Dealing with family members in diﬃculty
Find relief and solutions with effective Marriage and Individual counselling
Whatever your circumstances, there is no need to struggle on your own. Located in West Vancouver,
Frances Brown Counselling, and CURRENTLY, DUE TO COVID-19, providing ONLINE COUNSELLING SERVICES USING A SECURE
VIDEO PLATFORM OR TELEPHONE, Frances Brown Counselling can provide effective counselling that can change your life. CALL (604) 219-2690 for more information today or BOOK ONLINE francesbrowncounselling.janeapp.com and move toward a new beginning tomorrow! THE BENEFITS FROM COUNSELLING THERAPY CAN BE TREMENDOUS!
- INCREASED OPTIMISM
- GREATER SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE
- A COMFORTING SAFE SPACE TO PROCESS GRIEF AND LOSS
- EFFECTIVE SUPPORT IN RESOLVING PERSONAL, WORK AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES