Family is one of the most important things to people in Manotick, and across the world. You share genes with them, you grow up with them, and you laugh and cry with your family. You become one unit, a unit you can depend on for support and a unit you can enjoy. You have a bond that can’t be replicated with many people, there’s something that connects you that’s intangible. Families then have a massive effect on who we are, and who we become. But what if there’s tension in your family? What if you can no longer depend on your family for support? If something goes wrong in a family, it goes terribly wrong. If one member of the family is brought down everyone is affected by it. But when you can’t talk about it to your family, where do you go? Family counselling is one option that can help you and your family get back on track, and help out with the incredibly complex relationships that families share.

Family Counselling Issues

There are many issues that can create a need for family counselling. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Divorce, or a new partner moving in
  • Problems with step-family life
  • Debt
  • Problems with adolescents or older children
  • Children leaving home
  • Unwanted pregnancy.

All of these cause a considerable amount of stress to everyone in the family. Some can even break families apart, and cause nearly irreparable damage.


Divorce for example is an exceptionally difficult situation for many families. Children often respond poorly to their parents divorcing and even worse when a new parent is brought into the picture. Divorce is becoming more common in Manotick, and this is creating many difficult situations that the parents and the children aren’t ready for. This is a situation where family counselling can become very important, increasing the communication between the family members and repairing some of the damage the divorce may have done. Especially when it comes to introducing a new parent into the family, a counsellor is able to deal with each member individually and address their concerns.  Every family member may view the situation differently, and it is important for all the family members to understand the different viewpoints. A family therapist can help greatly with the communication, easing the divorce process on the entire family, as well as the introduction of a new family member.

As with all of these issues a family counselor can be the key difference between an extremely stressful situation breaking the family apart, or a challenge overcome that brings the family closer together.  Capital Choice Counselling has the counsellors you need, with counsellors in Barrhaven, Ottawa South, Greely, Osgoode, Metcalfe, and Manotick.