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Couples COUNSELLING

How can couples counselling help your relationsip?

Couples who come to see Dr. Mike Dadson are often very motivated, love one another deeply and want their relationship to work. Dr. Dadson finds there is usually a “gap” in their communication skills or styles, and there are things that need to be said but are not due to previous breakdowns or the communication “gap”. Dr. Mike Dadson will facilitate communication so that both partners understand each other and then facilitate steps to help resolve the conflict between them. Dr. Dadson helps couples get at the root cause of their issues and deepening intimacy through emotional understanding. 

Is fear of counselling in your way of a healthy relationship?

Due to Dr. Michael Dadson’s speciality in working with men, Dr. Dadson can share with a man’s partner, the difference in communication and processing styles. Couples are then able to find a more authentic connection between each other.

Life is difficult so being in relationships is also difficult. Being in it for the long term takes ongoing adjustments, insight and effort. Dr. Dadson relates “for many couples, the thought of participating in couple counselling is almost as frightening as allowing their marriage to fail but I regularly couples find they can enjoy the process”.

Gottman and Gottman are two of the world’s leading researchers on relationships. The Gottman’s have discovered several indicators of a troubled relationship they have labeled “The Four Horsemen”: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling. Once these negative elements enter your relationship, the very foundation of your relationship can be at risk.

Achieve the health and well-being in your relationship you both deserve.

Dr. Michael Dadson’s philosophy of practice is to work closely with you, as a result, you can find your way back to one another with effective communication from a place of love and genuine caring for the other person. Working with you, Dr. Mike Dadson will provide a combination of narrative, cognitive behavioural therapy, and coaching in order to help you achieve the health and well-being that you both want to achieve.

Once couples have acquired the necessary skills during counselling, and positive communication is established, they are often surprised their partner isn’t that far away from them and their reconnection occurs.

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Types of Counselling Dr. Michael Dadson Offers:

Individual

One on one options for individuals needing help in overcoming issues or maintaining optimal mental health in their lives daily challenges.

Couples

Couples counselling can be challenging but the positive impact on your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.

Family

Father and Child or entire family counselling can provide your family with the tools, language and behaviour to successfully communicate and overcome obstacles.

Veterans

Dr. Michael Dadson offers treatment for veterans who experienced a military-related trauma that is negatively impacting their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

I  will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours using our online booking forms. Alternatively, I can be reached in  my office at 778-554-0174 to book an appointment.

Dr. Michael Dadson’s counselling session is $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

Various forms of financial assistance can be found here. 

Neurofeedback Session Fees:

Individual sessions-$120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) 

Couples session rates are $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour)

Dr. Michael Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson’s publications in the areas of trauma and PTSD recovery, dissociation identity disorder (DID), and father and son relationships, can be found under the “Publications” Section above.

For a full list of Dr. Mike Dadson’s areas of expertise, please visit the “Our Expertise” section above.

 

Dr. Michael Dadson adheres to the code of ethics as set out by the Canadian Association of Clinical Counsellors and Psychotherapy (CCC) Association. 

Counselling sessions are confidential. However as noted in section B, counselling and therapy responsibilities of the CCC, exceptions include when a need is presented to prevent defined and immediate danger to a client or others, or when a court orders disclosure.

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive therapeutic, intervention treatment method that assists you to consciously control your brain wave patterns. 

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The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience. Among other neurological and mental health issues, Neurofeedback has been used in the treatment of ADHD, trauma and PTSD recovery, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia and drug addiction (Larson, S 2006).

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Low energy neurofeedback system (LENS) is safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. In contrast to traditional neurofeedback (requiring your involvement in retraining your brain), the LENS software does all the work to remove blockages that may be causing your symptoms.

A neurofeedback session will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes. 

The Neurofeedback process is based on the needs and goals of individual clients.

Your therapist or counsellor will discuss the number of recommended sessions with you based on your needs and treatment goals.