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A Guide to Horticulture Therapy for Those in Registered Clinical Counsellor Training

The healing power of plants has long been recognized by proponents of horticultural therapy, a practice that has been in place since the 19th century (Williams, 2022). Horticulture, another word for gardening or promoting the growth of plants (SCL Health, 2018), has a greater meaning for some, who...
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How Registered Professional Counsellors Can Assist Clients With Re-Entry Anxiety After COVID-19

As the world moves towards reopening public spaces and services, many individuals are faced with a new kind of social unease: re-entry anxiety. This refers to a fear of the changes that occur as we return to our old way of living, including socializing, travelling, and working (KlearMinds, 2021)....
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Helping Clients to Manage Eco-Anxiety After Completing Your Counsellor Training

Today, the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly prevalent, and there is no denying that human activity is the root cause (Raypole, 2020). According to the United Nations, we can expect to see a 16% increase in carbon emissions by 2030, instead of the reduction that would have been...
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What Counselling Therapists Should Know About Emotional Support Animals

It’s widely understood that raising and nurturing any kind of domesticated animal, from a dog to a cat, bird, or small rodent, can be beneficial. Many families and individuals appear to understand the enrichment pet ownership can bring to the household, and will attest to the positive impact the...
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How to Help Clients Face Adversity With Counselling Therapist Training

Everyone faces adversity on occasion in their lives. Encountering psychological or physical stress is a shared human experience. However, how people react to stress and adversity is what differentiates us. All humans have varied levels of resilience, defined as the level of mental health problems...
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3 Ways a Counselling Therapist Can Support Clients with PTSD Related to COVID-19

The long-term mental health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to be discussed in earnest. Counselling therapists should remain attentive to how the stress and trauma of the pandemic may exacerbate existing mental health problems or create new ones. Epidemic studies research shows...
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How a Counselling Therapist Can Use Expressive Therapies to Help Clients

Counselling therapists use a wide range of techniques to engage with their clients, depending on their unique situations. Expressive therapies are one group of techniques that may be effective for certain clients. These types of therapies include activities such as drawing, drumming, creative...
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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 a Counselling Therapist Can Help Clients Cope with Headline Stress Disorder

For some people, current events have led to the exacerbation of a condition known as “headline stress disorder”. Because of how quickly news gets disseminated and spread thanks to cellphones and social media, it’s easy for anyone to feel overwhelmed by news coverage (Dong & Zheng, 2020)....
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The Effects of Racism on Mental Health and How You Can Provide Support and Help Enact Change as a Counselling Therapist

There is a strong link between racism and issues with mental health, such as stress and anxiety. In fact, “People of color as a whole are… 10% more likely, and black people are 20% more likely, than white people to report serious psychological distress.” (Gattuso, 2020).  For counselling...
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