Collaborative Divorce | Vancouver BC
Collaborative divorce is a process in which everyone agrees to collaborate toward solutions that work for both parties without going to court. All parties, including the children, benefit from the collaborative divorce or separation: i) atmosphere is non-adversarial; ii) we work together toward win-win solutions; and iii) your feelings and values are honoured and respected.
Divorce Coaches are mental health professionals with specific training and expertise in the area of collaborative law.
As a credentialed mental health professional in Vancouver BC, Claire Sutton has expertise in couple and family dynamics including issues pertaining to separation and divorce. She helps her clients successfully navigate the emotional process involved in divorce by ensuring that needs, concerns and feelings (including anger and fear) are both expressed and contained. She teaches communication skills, addresses parenting concerns and helps formulate parenting plans.
It is a fairly new and revolutionary process in which both spouses are fully supported legally and emotionally.
Claire Sutton is a highly skilled solution-focused therapist and coach which makes her an excellent Collaborative Separation & Divorce Coach. Claire has done extensive research in the area of major life transitions and more specifically in the transition back into single life from a positive perspective following the dissolution of a marriage or long term relationship. The focus on the best interests of the children is always paramount in Claire’s collaborative coaching sessions. Often times after the process is completed, couples find solutions that wouldn’t have occurred without Claire’s therapy sessions.
Separating couples suited for the collaborative divorce model are:
- willing to negotiate fairly and respectfully
- open to creative and individual solutions
- wanting to minimize the uncertainty and hurt of uncoupling for themselves, each other, and their children.
If you would like to find out more about Claire Sutton and her experience with collaborative divorce in Vancouver BC, feel free to contact her today. For clients outside of the Vancouver area, Skype calling sessions are also available online.