I AM...

a mother, social worker, speaker, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trained counsellor.

an insightful, genuine and proven counsellor who meets parents where they are and connects people with what matters.

a believer in connected parenting and making the most of what works, dropping the struggle with what isn't working and knowing why it matters.


that children are people and they are learning everything for the first time.

that we model what we want to see in our children and when we desire
change in our children, we need to do our own work first.

that kindness and gentleness is always in style.

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Preparing for Counselling Video Series

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments
Preparing for Counselling Video Series

Here I share some important information about making the decision to go for counselling.  There are times we make a quick decision to go because we’ve hit rock bottom, other times there is a long process involved in making the decision.  I provide 4 videos (three are ready to view) including: 5 Ways to Know […]

Breaking All the Rules

Oct 15, 2016 | No Comments
Breaking All the Rules

How many parenting books have you read? More than one? More than five?  Ten? How many have started out giving you hope that things will change and by the end you give up and look for the next book?  Do you feel you have tried all kinds of things and all of them work short […]

Becoming your child’s safe place

Aug 11, 2016 | No Comments
Becoming your child’s safe place

We tend to spend a lot of time ruminating in the past or being anxious about the future.  While I don’t recommend either if it is getting in the way of being involved in your life and spending time doing what matters, it can be helpful to understand your past and why you do what […]

What people are saying...

“Jennifer’s approach was fun and interactive.  It took the stress away from our child who had some fears about what to expect.  She treated our child with patience and sensitivity.  The overall approach was extremely professional yet compassionate.”  C.P.

“We were so impressed with the sessions that we had with Jennifer for our 10 year old son.  He had been dealing with bullying at school for several years which resulted in some separation anxiety issues for him.  Jennifer’s genuine warm and caring nature, coupled with her knowledge and experience were exactly what we needed.  She not only worked with our son, giving him strategies and skills, but also specifically worked through his fears.  She also gave us as parents feedback and reassurance on how to best support him through this difficult time.  Our son is back to his happy, go lucky self and I am so happy we met with her for support.” A.D.