Tag: therapy

Is What You Say to a Therapist Confidential?

Is What You Say to a Therapist Confidential?

If you’re thinking about visiting a therapist for counseling and guidance, you may be concerned about your confidentiality. You probably heard at one time or another that what you say to a therapist is confidential. While that statement is partially true, it is not 100…

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure. It alleviates destructive behavioral patterns and helps you think differently but it won’t cure or completely eradicate your issues. Think about counseling as the drug that helps you manage symptoms of a disease, the disease being life. Think about it…

Do I need therapy?

Do I need therapy?

Do I need therapy? This is a question many people ask themselves during difficult times in their lives. When we begin to question our sanity or wonder whether we are being unreasonable, self-doubt can set in. When we feel we aren’t coping, we may start…

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

Nearly 44 million people in the United States, older than 18, suffer from a mental disorder each year. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common forms of mental disorders. These disorders can have negative impacts on your life and turn into larger problems…

Coronavirus Got You Down? 5 Reasons to See a Counselor

Coronavirus Got You Down? 5 Reasons to See a Counselor

It’s certainly no secret that the recent outbreak of coronavirus has been hard on us all. You may sometimes feel as if you are stuck on an out of control roller coaster ride that shows no signs of slowing down. Seeking counseling for your worry or grief…

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

If you’ve been looking for an effective treatment for pain, anxiety, or mental disorders like PTSD, you may want to try neurofeedback. Before you consult a professional about this treatment, it’s important to get some information about neurofeedback and how it could benefit you.   …

Counsellors are human too

Counsellors are human too

It’s one of my pet peeves when someone says, “You shouldn’t have any problems, you’re a counsellor”. Or, if I make a mistake, I am sometimes told, “Well you should know better because you’re a counsellor”. If only life was that simple. If it was,…

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this…

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

The helpless feeling you get in the face of fear is no joke. If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or fears, it can feel limiting. The many types of therapy available can make it hard to know what will help. Exposure…

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

I’ve been a Cognitive behavioural therapist for so long now that I sometimes forget that many people don’t know that much about Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Cognitive Behavioural therapy doesn’t work all the time but in many instances it helps change lives for the better. Cognitive…

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

  Are you a healthcare professional, psychologist, or HR Manager looking to expand your knowledge of emotional intelligence? If so, the Emotional Intelligence Masterclass may be exactly what you are looking for.  This course is also an excellent resource for therapists, coaches or mental well-being trainers.  By taking…