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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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Therapy of the Week: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“Fight-or-Flight” describes a physiological response to stress. It is a survival mechanism that is meant to let us react in dangerous situations (Harvard, 2018). However, many people face all kinds of fight-or-flight inducing stress every day. Rather than running away from or fighting against...
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How to Ride the Wave

The news about the COVID-19 pandemic changes every day. There is so much information to process that it might feel like a tidal wave. In these uncertain times, it’s difficult for many to cope. Individuals, including counsellors themselves, may be looking for strategies to mitigate the negative...
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From Coronavirus to Climate Change: Helping Clients Navigate the Overwhelming Nature of our World as a Counselling Therapist

We live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle where we must process constant information about difficult current events. Opinions flow into our view from multiple sources. For many, the headlines, events, and their accompanying comment threads can be anything from saddening to overwhelming to...
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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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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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Using Your Counsellor Training to Help Clients Navigate a Quarter Life Crisis

The period between one’s mid-20s to early-30s can be a challenging and stressful time, as many face insecurity, disappointment, and doubt regarding many aspects of their life, including their career, relationships, and finances. These feelings might be more common than you might initially expect....
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How Learning Counselling Can Help with Mental Health In Rural Communities

Individuals and families living in rural Canada face a set of challenges that are often different from those encountered by their urban and suburban counterparts. The volatility of commodity prices, unpredictable weather, and mine or mill closures can all have drastic effects on rural economies and...
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