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Exploring Therapeutic Reenactment Techniques for Clinical Counsellors

Different forms of therapeutic techniques can work for a client depending on their unique situation. What works for one client may not work for the next, which is why it’s important to understand and be familiar with a number of different options as a clinical counsellor to be able to best help...
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How to Prepare for Your First Clinical Week in Clinical Counselling Training

Fieldwork is essential for those looking to become registered professional counsellors. Throughout training at Rhodes Wellness College, students in our Professional Counselling Diploma program complete rigorous and comprehensive courses that explore the theories and methods behind counselling. At...
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How to Work With Perfectionist Clients as a Registered Professional Counsellor

If you’re considering becoming a registered professional counsellor, then you may want to think about how you would approach care for a client suffering from perfectionist tendencies. Sometimes perfectionism seeps into the everyday lives of individuals, making it difficult for them to function in...
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Identifying an Alcohol Problem After Addictions Counsellor Training

Alcohol consumption is a common activity among adults around the world. A survey of 139.8 million people aged 12 and older found that 51% had drunk alcohol within the last month (The Recovery Village, 2022). With such high consumption rates and often not enough education on the possible risks and...
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Adding Creativity to Sessions During Your Counsellor Therapist Career

Counsellors are required to get creative with their clients, knowing that cookie-cutter techniques don’t necessarily work for every individual client and situation. Counsellors are encouraged to use a number of different skills, including active listening and critical thinking, to adapt to each...
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Culture Shock: How to Help Clients as a Registered Professional Counsellor

Culture shock is often used casually, but it is defined as “the loss of emotional equilibrium suffered when one relocates from one culture to an entirely different environment” (Johnson, n.d.). In simpler terms, this describes the feelings one gets when entering a new setting that causes stress,...
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A Brief Introduction to the Gottman Method for Relationship Counselling

As an aspiring counsellor, understanding the various therapeutic approaches to counselling can help you determine when to best take advantage of each technique’s benefits. For example, if you are looking to pursue a career in relationship counselling, then becoming familiar with the Gottman Method...
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3 Counselling Microskills to Use With Clients After Clinical Counsellor Training

Enhancing communication with clients is an essential part of clinical counselling training that will help you succeed in your career. Self-reflection will play an important role in developing your counselling skills. With this in mind, paying close attention to which skills you have mastered and...
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A Guide to Running Family Sessions for Those With Addictions Counsellor Training

While the symptoms may only be present within an individual, it’s often said that addiction is a family disease (Murry, 2022). One family member’s addiction will likely affect the family unit as a whole, and genetics, generational trauma, unresolved resentment and tension within the family can...
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4 Tips for Conducting Online Sessions in Your Counsellor Therapist Career

The COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted the lives of people across the globe, as governments urged their citizens to slow the spread of the virus by limiting as much social interaction as possible. Job loss, changes in relationships, and forced social isolation led to a quarter of Canadians...
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