Sexually addictive behaviour is characterized by secrecy, isolation, mistrust, shame and risk. Healthy sexual behavior is characterized by trust, respect (for self and others), joy and safety. The object of recovery from sex addiction is to build a bridge in which clients can move from problematic sexual behaviour, to healthy sexuality. I strive to create an environment which is open, non-judgemental and allows my clients the safety to address these very real and very personal concerns. Through self-exploration, education and various task-oriented exercises, clients heal past wounds and develop a sexuality that works for them and their loved ones.
Partners are also impacted by another’s sexual addiction and without help their lives can become very lonely and confusing. I offer services to address these complex issues as well.
Drug and alcohol abuse can be very hard to overcome on one’s own. One difficulty is the belief that the individual can control his or her use. Once a person thinks there is an issue with their drug and alcohol use, he or she might make promises to one’s self or to others to cut back, limit or quit altogether. Often if a dependency, or a routine, or a way of life has developed around drugs and alcohol, these promises are quickly broken, leaving the individual (and those around him/her) confused, disappointed, embarrassed, and shame-filled. I provide services to help those individuals who are struggling with their substance use in a caring and supportive environment. I draw from my education, training and several years of working in a residential drug and alcohol treatment centre to assist my clients. Together we work to identify if there is a problem and if so what to do about it. The road to recovery is not an easy one to trek, but the payoff is huge for those who take up the challenge.
Partners and family members are also impacted by another’s drug or alcohol use. Life can become filled with fear, worry, suspicion and a focus on “saving” the addict/alcoholic. In some cases these partners or family members might end up doubting their intuition or questioning their sanity due to dealing with the constant turmoil of the addicted person. I offer services to address these complex issues that partners and family members face.
Clients can move forward with their life and break free from addictive and destructive patterns of behaviour such as gambling, sex, pornography, overeating, internet or video games.
Family members are affected, too. My services support Significant Others, friends, children, parents, employers to better understand the disease of addiction as well as help to support their roles and needs with the addict.
Individual counselling services are designed to facilitate the client’s process through personal and interpersonal challenges.
How you feel about yourself, regardless of your circumstances, determines your ability to make change. I offer a variety of methods to help you raise your self-esteem by changing the way you interpret your life and taking self-affirming action. I will help you change the filter through which you see and respond to what happens to you.
Anxiety has biological, cognitive and behavioural impact on an individual. Basically, anxiety impacts a person’s emotions, thinking and choices. Counselling helps reduce your anxiety by developing a system that addresses all three factors described above.
Learn new techniques to move forward with your life, to increase your mindfulness and acceptance of yourself and ultimately to be gentle and kind to yourself while you learn to apply these skills to your life.
With an MBA in business strategy and nine years working in two Fortune 500 companies, I can help you to achieve your career or organizational goals. This could include objectives such as increasing revenue, successfully working within a team environment, working towards a promotion or completing a career transition.
Whether your goals are within the areas of personal finance, relationships, health, athletic or scholastic I can help you to identify specific goals, design a comprehensive plan and move forward successfully on your journey.
The TAG support group is for men and is focused on supporting men’s learning and development. Common topics covered will include: healthy sexuality, masculinity, intimate relationships, fatherhood, financial/career pressure, honesty (or lack of it), lack of close friends, depression/anxiety, not feeling good enough or measuring up etc.
This is an action oriented group aiming to bring about real change and growth in an environment of authenticity, accountability and support.
If you are a man who is feeling alone with the stress, pressure and expectations that modern society hoists upon you to “Be a Man” or is experiencing a sense of shame, embarrassment or regret regarding how you have been coping with this pressure (raging, drugs/alcohol/withdrawing/affairs etc), please join us in a safe and confidential setting as we explore, learn and grow together.
The TAG Group is facilitated by Brian Janes, RP, MBA, CSAT and meets each Tuesday night through video conferencing between 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The group meets in 12 week modules, and the fee is $50 + HST ($56.50) per man per weekly meeting. The TAG group is closed at 6 members.
A pre-group session with Brian is required before joining the group and individual work with a therapist is highly recommended.
We are meeting virtually due to Covid 19. We offer two separate groups - Tuesday evenings and Wednesday evenings. Start dates for upcoming Group Modules:
Please contact us for further information about the current status and space availability of the TAG Group.