Peter Silin, MSW, RSW, CCC*

Counselling with Individuals and Couples

Have you ever had the feeling that you were somehow “spinning your wheels?” That you keep on dealing with the same problems through the years, ending up in the same kinds of relationships, or having the same kinds of problems in your work life?

Are you and your partner repeating the same arguments, without being able to talk them through and move on?

Have you ever felt that you weren’t living up to your potential or that you could be getting more out of life?

Are you engaged in  sexual,  internet, shopping, gambling, drug, or alcohol behaviours  that have become or might be becoming compulsive?

Have you ever thought that you wanted to take a look at where you have come from or where you are going?

Are you feeling adrift without goals or  direction, or that the goals you have are not being achieved?

Have you ever thought, “I have to deal with this now" or “I have to change my life”?

Excerpt from a SAD Magazine interview with Peter Silin:

"As a professional social worker and clinical counsellor, Peter S. Silin has heard thousands and thousands of secrets. For more than 20 years, he has lent a compassionate ear to everyone who walks into his office, helping them tackle everything from addiction, anxiety, and depression to broken relationships and the challenges of aging. But when I meet him to talk about the psychology of secrets, Silin is nothing like the person I'd imagined he'd be. For someone who is sitting on two decades' worth of fears and traumas, he exudes a kind of gentleness, a sublime calm that instantly puts me at ease.

It catches me off guard, and I fumble over my carefully prepared list of questions. By the end of our conversation, I'm not sure anymore who is the interviewer and who is the interviewee. Although we've known each other for less than an hour, I'm convinced I would tell this man just about anything."

by Alice Fleerackers (October 2016)

Peter Silin, MSW, RSW has been working with individuals, couples, and families, since 1980. He has successfully treated hundreds of people with a variety of problems that impacted on their personal and professional lives, and on their relationships with themselves, their spouses or partners, other family members, friends, and colleagues.

Peter is a Registered Social Worker and member of the British Columbia Association of Social workers. He is specifically trained in Hypnosis, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing TFT (Thought Field therapy), and breathwork. His work experience includes the fields of general counseling , couple and family counseling, psychiatry, geriatrics, and community mental health.

Peter is an internationally recognized expert on aging and care. He is the author of Nursing Homes: The Family’s Journey (Johns Hopkins University Press). For more information on eldercare issues or his book, please see: www.DiamondGeriatrics,com &

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* RSW indicates Registered Social Worker (Registration with the College of Social Workers of British Columbia). CCC indicates, Certified Clinical Counsellor (Certification by the Canadian Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).


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