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In Counsellor Training? What You Should Know About the Link Between COVID Fatigue and Depression

Recovering from any illness can take a toll on an individual’s physical and mental health – yet those who have been afflicted with the COVID-19 virus may experience the effects of the disease long after the initial recovery. Many individuals suffer from mood changes, poor sleep, anxiety, or...
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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...
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Why Counselling Therapists Should Help their Clients Accept Their Negative Emotions

Professionals with diplomas in professional counselling training are adept at providing counselling both for individuals and groups. They assist their clients in addressing issues such as trauma, abuse, addiction, interpersonal and relational problems. Their sessions with clients can create...
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How Social Media Is Affecting How We Perceive Ourselves. How This Can Tie into Depression and Anxiety

One would think that the ability to see friends’ latest posts on Facebook or to send them a quick message on Twitter would help us feel happier and more connected. However, the exact opposite seems to be happening. A growing body of research suggests that social media is causing a mental health...
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Helpful tips on ADHD from Professional Counsellors

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although the disorder is often associated with children and adolescents, ADHD persists into adulthood for around 50% of those who are diagnosed in their...
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Autism: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 66 children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 in Canada (“Infographic: Autism Spectrum Disorder,” 2018). While ASD includes a range of conditions which can vary in the specific...
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Helping Clients Address Perfectionism During Your Counsellor Therapist Career

Perfectionism is often seen as a compliment trying to masquerade as a fault. When someone claims to be a perfectionist, many might not realize just how profoundly this tendency can affect mental health and wellbeing. However, as professional counsellors know, the effects of perfectionism can be...
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