Parent Consulting

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Our Approach

Patti (Vancouver) and Colleen (North Vancouver)  offer parent consultations for parents by phone/Skype  or in person at our offices. We work with parents of children from toddlers to adulthood. 

Based on the theories and approach of psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld, we help make sense of a child’s behaviour and how the parent can provide what the child needs. This approach is rooted in developmental theory—the theory that children  learn, thrive, and reach their full potential through secure relationships with their parents and caregivers.  We support parents who are dealing with their child or teen’s challenging, troubling, or confusing behaviour. We help them find ways to preserve their relationship with their child despite their struggles.

We support parents in dealing with a variety of challenges such as:

  • Discipline

  • Resistance and defiance

  • Dominance

  • Aggression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • Low self-esteem

  • Social challenges

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Bullying

  • Child/teacher relationships

  • Raising a sensitive child or teen

  • Raising a child with special challenges such as : autism, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, giftedness, etc.

We do not need to see your child or teen to help you as a parent with the troubling issue. We see parents without the child/teen attending the session.

For more information about Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s approach, please visit

Children must never work for our love; they must rest in it.
— Gordon Neufeld