“I have worked with ‘rebellious, good for nothin’, disrespectful, rude, tattooed, badly coiffed, unkempt’ teens for the majority of my career. Without exception, without exception, I have found beautiful and wise souls under the armour. I thank them. They’re my teachers and my heroes”.
The Gilmour Group provides many years of training and experience addressing the multitude of issues that can arise when coping with parent/teen conflict. It has been our experience that some of the issues that may arise are:
- Non-adherence to family rules
- Step-parenting issues
Dianne is a former junior/senior high school teacher and guidance counsellor and it is her experience that adolescents respond well to her approach in addressing what is going on for them. She addresses her clients issues with respect and honour, always cognizant of the value of confidentiality.
“I was beyond furious with my daughter (B), I was confused and almost ready to give up.. Who was she? Where had my kid disappeared to? B. saw Dianne on her own for two sessions and then her dad and I were invited into the process. Dianne helped us all see how we were letting our expectations and anger get in the way of where we needed to go. We were all given the opportunity to talk about what we wanted and how we could individually contribute to getting there. It was invaluable. We’ve just finished our sixth session and I know we’re going to be okay. The atmosphere in our home has shifted, I want to be there and I honestly think B. wants to be there too”