Why isn’t this Working? (Part 1 of 5)

As a parent, we all have those moments when our best efforts and most time-tested ideas about how to be a parent fail.  Our children melt down in public (or at home).  They can’t seem to get along with people.  They don’t do what we ask.  Some of the clients I work with ask me…

Awareness

It’s Autism Awareness month, and I have to admit I’m a bit conflicted about the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, I think families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need all the help they can get. But I wonder if the right messages are getting out. There are awareness months for Breast Cancer and…

Who I Am

Hi, It’s nice to meet you! I am Colleen Fuller, the primary therapist at Creative Solutions Counselling. I am a counsellor at heart, and I am very happy to be opening my private practice. I recently completed my Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Life has taken me the long way around to meeting this long term…

Parenting the Hard Way

Some parents have it easy, and they don't even know it. They may have a good partnership with a loving and wise co-parent, plenty of resources, a supportive family and community. They may be educated and prepared, and their child may come into the world with no disadvantages or special challenges. And even those parents…