On being an Understanding Parent

I was recently reminded of how much I have always loved the story of Ferdinand the Bull, by Munro Leaf. In case you never have had the pleasure of reading it, it is a fable about a bull that liked to sit “just quietly” and smell the flowers. He was disrespected by all the other…

Why Isn’t this working? (Part 2) Say What You Mean

 A child’s mind develops in a miraculous, but predictable sequence. The newborn swimming through a world of random sensations eventually becomes a fully rational adult. And, between those points in time, the child’s mind is a unique place. They live, up until the time of the “9 year old change” (to be discussed another day)…

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…