P.J. Fairfield-Carter, M.A., R.C.C.
Explore new possibilities
Your path to growth and freedom can begin here…
Do you feel like you’ve tried to make changes in your life -but keep coming back to the same place? You know you have more to offer the world -but don’t know where to start.
You may even feel anxious and depressed, unable to see a way out of the challenges that seem to have obstructed your path.
Let’s face it, life can be difficult.
From patterns in family and relationships to the challenges of school and your career, you might feel powerless to create a better life for yourself. But there is a way out of the shadows, to find a clearing and a path towards more hope, and more light.
The solutions you’re looking for are within you.
There is growth and freedom in the space between your circumstances and your responses. And I can help you find it.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
Let's Talk About It ...
Life’s challenges don’t have to be faced alone. Coping with family relationships, women’s health issues, stress, depression, and anxiety are just some of the ways you may be feeling overwhelmed. With support, you can learn new strategies for navigating the winding path of your life, with renewed perspectives and hope.
Are you feeling at a loss for how to support your child? From a young child having academic or social difficulties at school, to a teenager acting out in unhealthy ways, even the most conscious parent can feel confused and helpless when watching a child struggle.
Maybe you find yourself in the role of caregiver for an ageing parent. Or dysfunctional patterns from your childhood continue to impact your life as an adult.
New children, divorce, becoming an empty-nester. Any of these changes may create exciting opportunities or heighten pre-existing difficulties.
And sometimes many of these situations can be playing out at once, stretching your ability to cope. Counselling can help you identify your own strengths, set healthy boundaries, and begin to create the family you want.
Women's Health Issues
In addition to dealing with life’s ups and downs, women face unique health challenges that can impact their ability to cope.
From PMS, maternal health, to menopause, you might feel anxiety, depression and fatigue. As women, we’re often given the message that this is just part of life that we have to endure. This simply isn’t true.
Counselling can help you identify how your physical health is impacting your mental health, manage your symptoms, and find a better sense of balance in your life.
Stress, Depression & Anxiety
Stress, anxiety and depression can show up in our lives in many ways.
From overworking, and exhaustion to burn-out, identifying the root causes can open up a new way of looking at the challenges you face.
Issues about who we are and how we feel about ourselves can impact our choice of job, partner and direction in life.
Counselling can help identify values, find preferred directions and learn ways to create healthy relationships.
Welcome! My passion as a counsellor is to help you find the path that is right for you and to gain a more hopeful and empowered perspective.
I have personal experience in walking the path less travelled. I’m a parent of two teens, with one who has had chronic health and learning differences. In addition, I am a positive parenting program facilitator with the Boys and Girls Club. I know that parenting can be exhausting and overwhelming, but I also know firsthand that it can be rewarding, loving, and life-affirming.
From managing the challenges of parenting, and women’s health issues, to stress, anxiety and depression, my goal is to help you experience the growth and freedom that exists in the space between your circumstances and your responses.
I strive to create a warm and compassionate space where we’ll work together to define your priorities, problem-solve difficult situations and develop practical strategies for building your relationships.
Together we can help you uncover new possibilities within yourself and others.
I truly believe that the solutions you’re looking for are within you; I can work with you to discover new ways to create a life that is in sync with your values.
Contact me and let’s talk about how I can help you on your path to growth and freedom.