Parenting might be the most important job you will ever have. As parents we often feel lost, overwhelmed or afraid. It doesn’t have to be this way. Maybe you need more tools in your tool box or a completely new way of parenting… we can help. Clients can expect a safe space to find out what is getting in the way of effective parenting. Also, we offer parenting support based on Adlerian psychology, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. But more importantly, we offer proven and effective skills tailored to meet your needs.
What to expect from parenting support?
Becoming a parent might be the most challenging life event you will ever face. We can help you navigate life choices, cope with your changing identity, and meet the challenges that come with parenting. Also, having a counsellor in your corner can be a great addition to your support network after baby is born.
Clients can expect a safe space to find out what is getting in the way of effective parenting. Also, we offer parenting support based on Adlerian psychology, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. But more importantly, we offer proven and effective skills tailored to meet your needs.
When Trauma gets activated, parenting support can help…
When trauma affects us, it changes the way we live and how we move through the world. That’s why we named our practice after the Juniper Tree. Because they grow in some of the most inhospitable landscapes imaginable. Junipers thrive in an environment of baking heat, bone-chilling cold, intense sunlight, little water and fierce winds. Often, they appear to grow straight out of solid rock. They are resilient because they have developed strategies to survive.
But the strategies that we create to survive often hurt us. In fact, junipers have the ability to self-prune. They can actually cut off water and nutrients to some branches in order to feed others. Survivors of complex trauma often use this same technique because it was effective in childhood. But strategies that protected us as children can hurt us as adults. We can help you let go of what is no longer serving you and help build new and better ways of coping.
The most important survival strategy used by the Juniper tree is a massive underground root system offering nourishment and stability. So let us help you strengthen your support system and find nourishment so you can deal with your past and parent with confidence.
Trauma can be tricky. Often, we think we are healed so we move ahead in life only to bump up against it again and again. Becoming a parent can activate traumatic experiences in surprising ways. Suddenly we are hit with the severity of being responsible for another human being. It’s not talked about often, but parenting as a survivor can leave us questioning ourselves, our capacity and our own sanity. You can give your kids what they need to thrive… even if you didn’t.
Getting the parenting support you need…
There are alot of well intentioned but unqualified people out there wanting to help. When dealing with trauma, it’s essential that you find a qualified professional who feels safe and supportive like a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Shop around and make sure that you find someone who ‘feels’ right to you but also has the necessary qualifications.
We offer parenting support tailored to your unique needs. We can help you:
- Manage your own emotions, triggers and activation points
- Connect with your child and improve cooperation
- Set boundaries and teach boundaries in a healthy way
- Gain skills to raise happy, healthy and respectful kids