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Common Types of Counselling

People receive specific counselling suited to their needs. Common types are individual counselling, family counselling, couples counselling, and group counselling.
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Self-Care During COVID-19

It is very important to maintain our mental health. Physical distancing can have us feeling lonely and in some cases, isolated. In my opinion, self-care is especially important for maintaining mental health during this time. I have been encouraging my clients to try and do these three activities every day to help with their health.
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Be the Love: 5 Talks on Loving Yourself and Loving Others

Sponsored by Stenberg College, this Valentine-themed event will feature five 20-minute talks on love, acceptance, and inclusion.
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Scars and all

“The Counselling Therapist program has given me tools I can use for myself. And I have. They are tools I can share with my clients. They’ve helped me learn that my past does not define me. It is part of my story but I am who I choose to become.” Today, Vandhana Plestid is a different person than she was…
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It’s okay to be uncomfortable

“It’s sometimes okay to be uncomfortable,” my mentor said to me while we were talking about my driving anxiety. While the conversation had nothing to do with counselling, it was extremely relevant to therapy. The phrase struck a chord with me and I began thinking about how change can be uncomfortable. Everyone goes through changes in life but sometimes even…
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A Day in the Life of a Counselling Student: Honouring Emotion

“People are always doing the best they can with what they have.” Dr. Saira says. In today’s Counselling Therapist class, they’re examining the relationship between trauma and neuroscience. Dr. Saira is excited—she’s presenting recent neuroscientific research that better explains the psychological responses of ‘Fight or Flight’ or Freeze in the face of trauma.   The polyvagal theory The polyvagal theory,…
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A Day in the life of a Counselling Student: Counsellor as Catalyst

Being part of Dr. Faizal’s class is like being welcomed into a sacred space. I immediately felt warm and safe; like I knew everyone in my Counselling Therapist class for a long time and was everyone’s cheerleader for being better people, and they were mine! Now close to the end of the 88-week program, the students are intimately aware of…
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4 Steps to Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts

At one point or another, all of us have experienced stress or anxiety impeding our success. How can we conquer these anxieties? In my Counselling Therapist Program coursework and clinical experiences, I see much of what makes my clients anxious is not the stressor itself (e.g. the upcoming test) but their thoughts on that stressor (e.g. “I’m going to fail”,…
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Four ways the Counselling Program gave me the new normal

I’m amazed at how fast time has moved over the course of this program. I can hardly believe there are less than three months left. As I was looking back over the last year and a half, I’ve come to realize just how many positive changes have snuck up on me, and I hardly noticed when these changes became my…
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A Peek into the Family

When most people picture a class, the majority don’t envision a family. For me, I’m surprised, grateful, and truly fascinated by the amazing group of individuals that I share my learning journey with. When I think of this Counselling Therapist class, I think of a little family. All of us echo the same sentiment: How… How is it possible for…
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