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How to Connect With Guarded Clients After a Professional Counsellor Diploma Program

Professional counsellors are tasked with breaking down walls and opening lines of communication with all kinds of clients. Many counsellors may experience resistance when working in sessions with guarded individuals. Their job is to find ways to effectively overcome this disposition in clients. ...
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Want to Become a Counsellor? A Guide to Working with Clients Experiencing Sexual Trauma

Experiencing sexual abuse or sexual assault can be one of the more traumatic experiences that a person endures throughout their lifetime (Fader, 2021). Unfortunately, it’s a reality for many Canadians, with over 11 million Canadians reporting having been sexually or physically assaulted since the...
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Addressing Anger in Youth Counselling: Details for Those Taking Counsellor Courses

Professional counsellors work to promote the health and well-being of their clients, helping a broad range of individuals identify and overcome blocks to personal growth and wellness. That is also the case during youth counselling sessions, where counsellors work with adolescents to achieve a better...
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What is GAD? What Those Pursuing Professional Counselling Training Should Know

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD for short, is an ongoing feeling of anxiety and stress that impedes a person’s quality of life (“Generalized anxiety disorder, 2017”). While feeling anxious and worried at times is entirely normal for most people, it can become more of a problem if such a...
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Theory of the Week: Gestalt Theory, Principles, and Therapy in Practice

Gestalt therapy can help clients better understand life events, which can in turn help them become more self-aware. Read on if you want to become a counsellor.
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Using Your Counsellor Training to Help Clients Cope With Grief

Loss is a universal experience, but counselling can help clients move forward with life. Here’s how skills from your counselling training can help them cope.
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The Rhodes Wellness College Process Explained: Discover Our Experiential Model

If you want to become a counsellor or a life coach, you have many programs and schools to choose from. What makes Rhodes Wellness College stand out from the rest is that we use an experiential model through every stage of our teaching process. The experiential model is a form of learning through...
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Are You a Stay at Home Mom Struggling with Your Next Step in Life?

If you are a stay-at-home mom who is struggling to figure out what the next step in your life should be, you are not alone. One survey found that 22% of stay-at-home moms say they would like to work in a full-time career (Pew Research Center, 2013). While being a stay-at-home mom can sometimes feel...
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PTSD: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Canada has one of the highest rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the world. In fact, of the 24 countries included in one notable PTSD study, Canada ranked highest for this mental illness, ahead of Australia, the United States, China, Nigeria, and Romania (CBC, n.d.). Indeed, according...
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Helpful Tips From Professional Counsellors On Avoidant Personality Disorder

It’s not uncommon for people to be shy, or to avoid the discomfort associated with criticism, rejection, and embarrassment. For some people, however, this avoidance can come to dominate their entire life, restricting their ability to form friendships or relationships, and even limiting their...
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