Brampton - Angela believes in a client-therapist process of facilitation and of collaboration. She believes most people "have nothing wrong with them". Many adults struggle with their relationship to self and this is a normal part of their individual development. The fine art of relationship with self and others is the frame for the collaboration. Angela's role is the facilitator, a 'life editor'. The client begins with the telling of their story, creating the capacity to connect with the 'self', which is often lost to the demands of the external world and others.
This is an eclectic practice of cognitive behavioral therapy, storytelling, creative process, and coaching developed over a 20-year career practicing within local child & family mental health organizations.
"When people remain silent they can easily become convinced that there is something wrong with them. I believe we need to begin telling our authentic stories. Through this column I believe that I can engage the public in a dialogue and allow these stories to be told. The ancient practice of storytelling provides the bridge from the heart to the head. It allows us to learn about ourselves and others. These public forums allow us to learn about very normal phases of human development from each other. We will learn that there are many ways to be; none of these ways are wrong."
During her monthly column, "The Fine Art of Relationship With Self and Others", Angela will respond to our reader's own questions. 'Dear Angela' questions can be sent anonymously to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the next column Angela will address questions related to adjustment to separation and divorce. Other questions may be submitted for consideration for a future column.
Champagne & Associates
Brampton & Toronto
905-450-0590 ext. 2
Individual coaching, couples coaching, group work for those adjusting to independent living after a primary relationship ends. Employee assistance for small business owners and their employees including performance coaching.