CHANGE IS NEVER EASY

But by providing individuals and families with confidential, affordable and timely solutions, we can help.

We know that support and healthy communication strategies that are focused on finding solutions,
achieve positive outcomes.

The one thing that will make life's stressors unbearable is the feeling of No Control.

Our client-centred counselling, mediation and collaborative services are aimed at people who are experiencing stress from issues such as:

—  marital or relationship breakdown

—  parenting or co-parenting

—  low self-esteem

—  current or anticipated grief or loss

WE CAN HELP

FAMILY MEDIATION

Our mediation service is a private, voluntary process where a neutral facilitator assists parties in conflict.

 

The goal is to create a mutually acceptable separation plan. — All services confidential
and private.

COUNSELLING

These sessions help people develop strategies to handle conflict and stress and make positive decisions going forward.

 

Counselling may cover a range of issues: (family) conflict, parenting or co-parenting, grief and loss, self-worth, bullying—and life’s transitions such as births and empty nesting.
 

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COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

champions a way to help rather than hinder the separating couple. Each CP team includes your own individual lawyer, and professionals you choose from within family, financial and children specialties.

 

There is a commitment to reach a family-specific settlement, using full and honest disclosure of all financial and other relevant information.

 
 

TRAINED, PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

CATHY CARTWRIGHT  

BA., MSW., RSW., AccFM(OAFM)

Cathy is a registered social worker (RSW) with a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and an accredited family mediator (AccFM OAFM). Cathy is included on the First Nations Inuit Health Roster (FNIH)).

Over the past 20 years, Cathy has been providing services relating to domestic violence matters, problems with self-esteem, couples requiring marriage/relationship counselling, co-parent, parent-teen relationships and grief and loss.

PAUL CARTWRIGHT  

BA Hons, BEd, OCT, CertFM

Paul is a Certified Mediator (CertFM) having trained through York University. Paul works with parents to complete parenting plans with the best interest of the child(ren) in mind. He provides assistance with the Family Law court process by providing legal information and guidance with filing court forms. As a teacher with over10 years experience working with children, both domestically and internationally, aged 11 to 18, he worked with children suffering with grief, loss, low self-esteem, bullying, relationship issues, anxiety and stress. Family Issues were typically involved.

 
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LET'S TALK

Full confidentiality is assured

Phone 705-477-3529

cathy.cartwright@sgbfm.ca