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How a Counselling Therapist Can Help Couples Manage Relationship Stress During COVID-19

Even if clients are in the healthiest of relationships, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can still bring its share of challenges. Many couples are simply not accustomed to spending this much time together (Boissiere, 2020). Financial strain and other stressors can also put added pressure on couples....
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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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Dyslexia: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

Dyslexia is a difficulty with reading and writing that is unexpected given an individual’s cognitive abilities and education. It is also one of the most widespread learning disabilities. According to the International Dyslexia Association, as many as 15-20% of people may have symptoms of dyslexia,...
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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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PTSD: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Canada has one of the highest rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the world. In fact, of the 24 countries included in one notable PTSD study, Canada ranked highest for this mental illness, ahead of Australia, the United States, China, Nigeria, and Romania (CBC, n.d.). Indeed, according...
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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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Bipolar Disorder: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

Affecting approximately 1% of the general population, bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is still in need of greater understanding and awareness (HealthLinkBC, n.d.). For example, many people may know that manic episodes are often characterized by an elevated mood and sense of self-esteem...
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Depression: Helpful tips from Professional Counsellors

The Canadian Mental Health Association states that approximately eight percent of adults will experience “major depression at some time in their lives.” The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has even declared it “the top cause of disability...
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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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