WOMEN'S Counselling Services
Although women and men share common problems, some problems are unique to women. More importantly, women have different experiences in our society, such as the implicit expectation on women to help and care for others, which means they often forget to take care of themselves. Increasingly, women are facing experiences that require them to wear many hats and balance many roles, sometimes leading to frustration, depression, inadequacy, or other emotional difficulties. Many women feel, "It's just me." But, this is not true. Often, talking about these challenges in a collaborative, respectful way and acknowledging the unique experiences and strengths of women is what provides the best results. Rolynda works with each client to understand her personal story, her strengths and challenges, and then together, work on a plan designed to facilitate healing and growth.
Trauma counselling involves compassionate and non-judgmental support and offering information to survivors of all types of sexual violence including historical childhood sexualized abuse, and survivors of partner assault. Other topics of counselling may include: self care, impacts of abuse, resilience, and strength.
Parenting can be the most rewarding and fulfillilling job. However, it can also be the toughest - for so many reasons! There is no such thing as a perfect mother, but we try to make it happen anyways. Often, this leaves us women with very little room for ourselves.
I can help you create some time in your life to slow down, talk about the challenges of motherhood that matter most to you, and access resources to move your parenting life in the direction you want.
Sometimes we need to talk about the issues that seem to come up in our relationships.
I offer guidance in basic communication skills, creating healthy boundaries, and exploring your needs and wants.
We can be prepared to deal with difficult conversations or obstacles in our relationships in productive ways. Talking about obstacles and learning how to solve them with some skills can make all the difference in relationships!