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What Those Pursuing a Counsellor Therapist Career Should Know About Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is typically understood as a type of anxiety disorder (Kivi, 2018), one that can significantly impact the lives of your clients. It generally encompasses “a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong”...
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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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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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Therapy of the Week: Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a technique that helps an individual separate themselves from a problem that may be present in their lives (“Narrative Therapy”, 2018). This in turn leads them toward playing the role of “narrator” in their own lives and using skills they’ve acquired through life to...
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Postpartum Depression: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

Postpartum Depression (PPD) occurs after childbirth, usually within the first 1-3 weeks (“Postpartum Depression”, 2013). However, it is not limited to the first few weeks, and can occur any time in the first year after giving birth (“Postpartum Depression”, 2013). It lasts for extended...
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The Effects of Public Shaming on Mental Health: What You Need to Know for Your Therapist Career

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the character of Hester Prynne is publicly shamed for having a child out of wedlock (Clausen, 2018). Made to stand in the town square and then wear a red letter “A” on her clothes, she was forever shamed by those around her, living in isolation for...
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The Pressure to Succeed and Its Effects on Teen Mental Health: An Overview for Counselling Therapists

Adolescence has always been a challenging time. As teenagers make the rocky transition from childhood into adulthood, they face a range of physical, cognitive, and social changes, while seeking autonomy and struggling to establish their own identity (Villanueva, 2015). In addition to these timeless...
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