I provide counselling support for parents who are concerned
about their child. I offer:
- individual counselling (child, youth, adult)
- parent coaching
- family counselling
- parent education groups
Who I work with
The issues I work with in children are:
- extreme sadness or persistent low mood
- anger problems
- sleep problems
- grief and loss
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- social problems and difficulties in relationships
I came to see Christine for counselling on the advice of my school counsellor. I was worried about my depressing thoughts and felt really down about my life. I used sports as a way to vent my anger, but after a leg injury, I was stuck with all my feelings bottling up even more.
Christine helped me to understand the origin of my negative self image and through some hard work, helped me to resolve some painful memories that kept me trapped and unhappy. Through counselling and the teaching of some self help techniques, I was able to improve the quality of my life at home and at school. You might say I adopted the “cup half full” mentality.
I appreciate the support and understanding I gained from counselling with Christine and I have learned how to take better care of myself.
- JS. Age 16
The issues I work with in parents are:
- family stressors (death, divorce, sick child, financial
stress, no time)
- trauma (accident, concern about abuse including emotional, sexual
- grief and loss
- parent/teen mediation
- parenting issues (feeling hopeless or raising a challenging child)
Length of Sessions
I meet with individuals for one hour sessions. Family
or parent/child sessions usually take up to 1½ hours.
Length of Therapy
It is difficult to determine how long therapy will take.
The length of therapy can depend on the seriousness of the problem,
the person’s personality and the supports in place for the
child and the family. You and I will review your child and
family goals on a regular basis.
Sessions can be booked weekly or bi-weekly depending on the needs
of your family. Follow-up sessions can be made throughout the
year as a support for continued health in the family.
Help yourself, help your child. Call me today for a free consultation
to discuss your needs and the needs of your child.
What to Expect?
Once you and I have decided to work together, information
already discussed on the phone begins the assessment process. Gathering
information will continue in our first face to face interview. I
will ask, where appropriate, both you and your child questions
- Your family history
- What has been done about the problem in the past?
- Your hope for the future.
In our first face to face meeting, I will also allow time to meet
with you and your child individually. Any sensitive information can
be shared at this time.
Together you, your child and I will discuss
your therapy goals, the type of counselling (individual, family or
parent and child or a combination of all), and expected outcomes
during the course of therapy.
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You as the concerned parent will feel relieved that you have made
a counselling appointment with me for your son or daughter. You
will be actively involved in helping your child become happier and
I look forward to hearing from you!
Christine Kutzner M.Ed, RCC
Child and Family Therapist
provides counselling services to children, parents, and
in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.