Maureen French is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has had a fascination of how individuals and relationships work from a young age. She has over 15 years counselling experience in variety of government, community, health care / hospital and private counselling settings. Maureen offers counselling, support and consultation with adolescents, family and adult relationship issues. Maureen is a skilled play therapist who has worked extensively with child with complex trauma including developing and facilitating parenting programs. Maureen uses a holistic approach of building on individual’s strengths while assessing the best counselling technique that will fit the client. She can look at the individual, family and couple situation to provide insight into each individual worldview and perspective of the situation. To achieve balance, health and overall wellness, individual, family and couple situation is viewed from unique perspective and worldview of the individuals involved.
Maureen’s practice is in Abbotsford and Mission Area. Her expertise includes completion of extensive relationship training, techniques and continuous professional development to provide the most innovative counselling techniques that are suitable to everyone.
Individual Therapy and Family Therapy
Individual therapy for adults, adolescents and children dealing with mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Counselling and psychotherapy can be used to support adults, children and adolescents make changes in their life. The client works with the therapist to develop a goal for counselling to work on individual stressors, emotions and behaviours they would like to change.
Counselling with children can involve different counselling techniques including play therapy and art therapy to help the child work through presenting issues and create change in behaviour. The child may also learn to create change through developing better coping strategies while in counselling.
Would You Benefit from Marriage Counselling?
If you are struggling in your relationship, you may be considering separation or Divorce. While 50 percent of relationships end in divorce, many couples find ways to handle conflict, communication issues, raising children and drifting apart. There are many things you can do as a couple or individually to help your marriage. Marriage counselling can help you rekindle the spark that you once had. Improve communication and learn to survive conflict by learning what master couples do to repair after conflict.
The Signs of a Healthy relationship
When you are in the middle of a romantic relationship, its easy to ignore the signs you are in another relationship that is just not right for you. Perhaps you have had a number of bad relationships and now you are unable to recognize a good relationship. Are you wondering if this one is the one or one of many failed relationships? Are you tired of missing the signs the relationship is doomed? Do you want to know what happen in your last relationships? Are you ready to meet the love of your life, but afraid of another bad relationship? It’s time to talk to someone and figure out relationship patterns you have developed. Learn more about yourself and how to have healthier and stronger relationships. Its easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the romance and ignore the warning signs that this relationship is not going anywhere. Save yourself some time and learn what you want in a relationship and learn how to choose the right partner.
Reconnect After the Children
Becoming parents can be an exciting time. It can also change the relationship with your spouse or partner. Learn how to grow and adapt to the children taking up space in your life and bed. Are you children sucking the romance out of your relationship? Learn ways to keep the romance going in your relationship and still build strong connections with your children. Learn more about yourself and your partner to have a stronger relationship.
Therapy Before Marriage
Before you get marry learn more about each other. Despite the many opportunities to connect and communicate today, it can be difficult to know if you are making a good decision getting married. It can be a costly mistake. Take this opportunity to learn more about each other and develop better communication and conflict resolution skills before tying the knot.
Maureen has been facilitating groups for over 18 years. She has presented at conferences, family forums and community events on various topics for employment, job readiness, trauma, communication, stress, addictions, using culture in clinical practice with psychosis, depression, anxiety, parenting. She has developed programs, workshops and educational session.
Maureen has completed her Provincial Instructor’s Diploma, which is an international accredited program for facilitator and trainers.