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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Everyone experiences occasional worries and concerns, but for some individuals, these feelings can become overwhelming, trapping them in a cycle of obsession and compulsion that can significantly impact their ability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),...
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Helping Clients Overcome Feelings of Loneliness During Your Therapist Career

Earlier this year, the UK appointed its first Minister of Loneliness—a response to the 2017 commission that found ‘worryingly high’ levels of loneliness among Britons. While considered a public relations move by some, others saw the appointment as an opportunity to address the ‘loneliness...
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Why a Sense of Purpose Leads to Happiness, and What it Means for Counsellor Training

While it might sound counterintuitive, it has been suggested that making happiness itself a goal could actually have a detrimental effect on individual wellbeing. This was the finding of a paper entitled Can Seeking Happiness Make People Happy? Paradoxical Effects of Valuing Happiness. Therein, a...
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Overcoming Bullying: How You Can Help Clients Heal When You Become a Counsellor

Research suggests that about 38 per cent of Canadian men and 30 per cent of Canadian women were bullied as children, and as many as 40 per cent of workers “experience bullying on a weekly basis” (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012). This prevalence is especially troubling given...
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