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The neurodivergent alchemist

As psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross says, “The most beautiful people… are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” These words ring especially true for Tessa T., who at 23 years old,…
Tessa Tennant, Counselling Therapist Program

From rockstar to rec star

It wasn’t until her father moved into care that Natasha considered a career supporting older adults and enriching their lives. She watched her dad as he walked his journey with dementia, but never lost his aptitude for music. Natasha witnessed…
Natasha Williamson Therapeutic Recreation Assistant | Stenberg College
Counselling Therapist
Hannah Blackburn

Making it count 

In her early thirties, Hannah Blackburn’s life has taken her on a difficult, and at times, painful journey. But Hannah is brave. She used her trauma to fuel her personal growth. She made her pain count.  
Hannah Blackburn | Stenberg College

Mental Health Tips for Everyday Use

In these challenging times, it’s become necessary to take care of our mental health. Stressors like Covid, work, studies or finances can take their toll on our physical and mental health. While we can’t stop stress from happening, we can…
Mental Health Tips for Everyday Use from a Counselling Therapist - Gratitude

With an open heart and an open door

Jes excelled at harnessing external resources, such as community services and family support. However, something was missing. She recognized that having the ability to support clients’ internal resources, such as resiliency and emotions, could create permanent change.
Jes graduating from the Counselling Therapist program

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…
CTPP Blog - Samara

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