Starting: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
Where: Together We Can (2831 Kingsway, Vancouver)
Couples and marriage counselling is often an important part of the recovery process. The stresses of addiction and recovery add to the daily stresses and issues in relationships, and can leave both partners feeling alienated, unloved, and unsupported.
Oftentimes in recovery, partners live in different realities and operate behind mistaken assumptions of each other’s behaviours. We all have different coping mechanisms to deal with uncomfortable emotions and thoughts. I believe in a dynamic approach to couples counselling that allows for the couple to interact and engage in new ways outside of counselling. Here, we will focus on learning new means of communication and interaction. This includes the basic emotions of anger, forgiveness, and self-esteem. Addiction and recovery adds to the regular stresses of life and relationships as well, so we will also focus on how to deal with money problems, as well as children and family members.
“Counselling can help both partners in the healing and recovery process, but in order for sessions to be effective both partners must be able to understand the recovery process.” Carol-Anne Turbitt, B.A. (Psychology), Interventionist and Counsellor at Together We Can
Carol Anne Turbitt has more than 20 years of experience in group facilitation and individual counselling related to substance abuse issues. She is proficient at working with individuals to rebuild their lives following trauma, dislocation, and addiction. Carol Anne attended the Université de Montréal and graduated with a degree in Psychology. She has been with TWC since 2008 and has been active in the recovery community for over two decades.
Carol Anne is also part of our drug and alcohol intervention team and is highly effective in pre-treatment crisis situations. She has also worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families related to multiple issues including: anger management, stress management, time management, co-dependency, relationships, communication and assertiveness training.
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