Parenting is our most important job, but many of us find it much more difficult than we expected. In a culture which assumes that consequences or time-outs are the answer to every problem, it is difficult to find our way when things aren’t working for our children. Rather than throwing consequences at symptoms, Pamela focuses on uncovering the roots of problem behaviour so that trouble can be understood, prevented, and attended to at its source. With a strong emphasis on restoring, building, and preserving the relationships between parents and children, Pamela walks the maze of parenting with her clients.
These appointments are for parent(s) and other care providers. It is best if your child is NOT made aware that you are seeking help to understand them. I do not work with children directly, but only through the child’s adult care-takers. It is best if your child is not made aware of the nature of your visit.
Parent consulting is distinctly different from counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Pamela has been trained by Dr Neufeld in his approach, but is not a certified therapist or counsellor. Since parent coaching does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
Pamela's understanding of Dr. Gordon Neufeld's work is outstanding; as a result of working with her, our parenting has been transformed...and our children, including the two who joined our family through adoption, are the beneficiaries. our work with Pamela has 'saved our bacon' as parents; we have really appreciated her input into our family life.