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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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, readers! Many people make resolutions to start the new year. I know I did. Mine was the typical “I will stop procrastinating”, “I will exercise more”, and “I will drink more water”. I can say that so far, I have stuck to one of these three resolutions. So why do people make…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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……

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