Our Child and Family Therapists are here to uncover stories of strength and resources that will support and empower you. Our team has all received a Masters level of education and extensive training in narrative therapy along with a diverse background of professional experience. During a therapy session, a variety of therapeutic practices are used to explore values, beliefs, and ideas to create new possibilities. child and family counselling
Some of our specialty areas include:
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Uncovering Hope
- Parent-Child Connection
- Suicide Prevention
- Self Harming
- Grief and Loss
- School Stress
We are committed to having an inclusive space founded upon ethical curiosity that embraces your unique knowledge, necessary to co-construct alternative stories of identity. We are committed to a practice that embraces diversity and exclusivity.
Narrative Therapist & Consultant
Child and Family Therapist
Elizabeth Nardella is BFPFFA Endorsed and works with First Responders. She is also an registered clinical counselor. Her services are covered for Families and Firefighters of Surrey
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” ~ Alexander den Heijer
This quote resonates very much so in my practice with many autistic youth. Parents are told to plant seeds, but then when the flower doesn’t bloom the onus is then often placed back onto the parent or on the seedling. Who then considers the environment in which the seed is surrounded? If all the other flowers are blooming then so this one should too - right? Closely connected to the adage, What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. How then do we explain the flower blooming in some situations and not others? Some flowers will not bloom unless the conditions are just right - I am thinking of orchids. Neurodiversity is not about having all the flowers bloom at the same time, with monochromatic colours or even in the same place in the garden. Our jobs as educators is to sometimes allow ourselves to be educated the the garden and support workers to really work to find the best possible conditions for blooming to occur. Acknowledging and finding beauty in the many different kinds of gardens that exist. What kind of flower are you and in which garden provides enough safety, support and space for you to bloom again and again.