Counselling Therapist

Top 4 Skills Successful Counsellors Need

Empathy, reflective listening, building rapport, and strong communication skills are key traits every successful counsellor needs. Each of these skills are taught at the beginning of Stenberg’s Counselling Therapist Diploma program and in my opinion, become the foundation for our learning. Each instructor has a unique way of ensuring their students develop these skills and…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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