Rate Theravive Counselling Winnipeg - Alan Vanderwater
Ratings for Theravive Counselling Winnipeg - Alan Vanderwater
I am VERY pleased with the services of Alan Vanderwater . Not only does he make you feel heard and understood , he offers great insite and suggestions . I thought that it would take a few sessions for me to “ get comfortable “ but he has such a kind and calm manner about him ...I felt as though I were talking to a close friend. Zero judgment , compassionate and helpful. I not only leave there feeling better / lighter but I always look forward to our next visit. I highly reccomend him if you need to talk to someone .
This place is FANTASTIC! as in the location is great, it is in the hub of Winnipeg. Right next to Winnipeg Square - so it's easy to get there! Another thing, the receptionist/s are a great bunch, always bright eyed and smiling so the positivism sinks in no matter what. Then, when I get into Alan's room, it's REALLY comfortable! as in, where we sit and the room is bright and scenic as well. Alan is a great person! Don't get me wrong, once or twice either he was late for the appointment or I was. STILL,we easily managed to make a compromise and rock on no matter what! The counselling sesssions were each a joy in themselves. You are seen as another fiend, NOT as a customer or subject to come for some magical treatment. It did take a sufficient amount of time, but the human body takes that long to adjust (trust me because I have a couple of degrees in Psychology - counselling and developmental Psychology). Ok,to cut an already long passage short,ALAN VANDERWTER IS AMAZING!!!
I have truly benefited from working with Alan. He is patient and kind and very easy to talk to. He has a gift of being able to see the best in everyone and putting that into perspective when its not always clear to the recipient. He challenges me to see things thru from different views. I always leave the office feeling positive and confident that I'm steered in the right direction. In addition to our on site visits Alan has gone above and beyond by providing me with articles/links, book suggestions and "homework" for me to prepare for our next session. He is very responsive to all my questions and addresses my worries with nurturing assurance and support. Highly recommend Alan.
We saw Alan as our marriage was in crisis. He excels at creating a safe environment where each side feels supported. Any change in behaviour ultimately has to come from the people who are struggling with a relationship problem. Alan is not going to tell you what to do, as no therapist should. But he excels at helping both sides uncover the root issues that are damaging a relationship, while never assigning blame or condemning either person's actions, even when one has done harm to the other; and he excels at helping couples realize the possible future outcomes, good and bad, of not changing deep-rooted harmful behaviour patterns. My sense is that Alan deeply likes people and sees the good in them first, which is not true of all people, and this is often a key reason why relationships falter and may ultimately fail. Our sessions with Alan steered us towards seeing the positive in each other, not just the negative. Human emotions are complex, and there is no prescription Alan or any therapist can give to "fix" a relationship that's going downhill. What Alan does really well is to get you talking and listening to each other, and steering you away from your relationship status quo towards something new and different that is healthy and respectful and loving, if that is the transformative journey you want to take.
I saw Alan Vanderwater for an extended period of time while I was on long term disability for numerous personal and professional problems going on in my life including drug addiction. Alan was kind, patient and considerate to my situations and always had positive suggestions on how to improve my quality of life both personally and professionally. He is great at listening and always sees the positive in me when I could not see it myself. Our weekly sessions were always something I looked forward to. I felt safe with him and was not ever afraid to open up where my head was with him. I would highly recommend Alan as a counsellor to anyone who asks me.
Allan is absolutely terrific, in particular for couples (as that is my experience). I personally know of 2 marriages that he has saved/improved. I would suggest him to either a young couple getting started to get themselves on the right track or a long time couple with years of baggage that needs "unpacking". The best thing about him is that he is very fair so neither husband or wife feel as if they are being ganged up on.
I found Alan's service to be very helpful. He was particularly great at helping me see things from a different perspective during a time when I felt very overwhelmed by work and family obligations. This new outlook helped me regain a feeling of control over my life, and gave me the tools I will need to help manage these feelings if they return.