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One Life is all about inspiring, motivating and empowering. We are about taking action and changing your personal story of how you see yourself.
Here you will find stories and information where we talk straight to you about the psychology of change and share tips on powerful tools that can help you right away.

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Jan
30

Therapy: What Happens And What People Really Talk About

Many people are nervous about starting therapy because they are unsure what to expect. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable feeling, and this may end up with you deciding not to attend that first session. It is normal to feel uncertain and nervous before starting therapy. Therapy is a place where you are vulnerable and need to […]
Jan
11

5 Reasons Why Successful Professionals Seek Therapy

When a successful person walks into a therapist’s office it can often be a daunting experience. Many people have the misconception that therapy is only for times of distress or devastating crisis. This is proved untrue by the number of successful individuals that seek therapy to support them in their daily lives. Anyone can use […]
Jan
06

Do I Need A Diagnosis For Therapy To Work?

There is often a misconception that you need to be diagnosed when you attend therapy. This can fill us with discomfort and images of psychological testing, a mental health diagnosis, and someone to prescribe medication. However, therapy and diagnoses are actually very different from this. A diagnosis is meant to simply to an understanding based […]
Dec
28

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

Bad days are an inevitable part of life. You can’t change that. What you can change is how you react to them. So you didn’t get the job, or your relationship didn’t work out, or you had a heated disagreement with someone. You’re left feeling pretty lousy afterward, and you’re looking for a way to […]
Dec
19

What Do I Talk About In My First Therapy Session?

So, you’ve made the choice to go to therapy – first of all congratulations for putting yourself first and doing something that will support and benefit you. Now you begin to think and think and think and small nerves start to appear in your stomach. They all surround the idea of ‘what to talk about […]
Nov
07

10 Ingredients That Make A Great Therapist

Starting a therapy journey can be a daunting step on the road to self-healing and growth. Finding the right therapist is an important step in this journey.  First of all, congratulations for taking the step to supporting yourself with this personal decision and starting your healing process.  Finding the right therapist for you might take […]
Nov
07

Why Counselling Can Change Your Life

Does counselling help? A valid question if you are having negative thoughts, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, mental health problems, anxiety, and much more. You have struggled along on your own and now think it might be time to call for assistance. But can talking therapy really help you take ownership of your own life? Thinking […]
Oct
18

How Long Does it Take to Kick an Addiction?

Admitting that you struggle with an addiction can be a daunting step and usually takes some time before you are really ready to accept, you have a problem. Reading this blog and looking for addiction counselling in Calgary means you have made that step. Congratulations, take a moment to reflect on the fact that you […]
Sep
22

Provider Of Therapy In Calgary Announces Harleen Warring Is Now A Registered Psychologist

One Life Counselling & Coaching, is excited to announce that one of their counsellors, Harleen Warring, has now become a fully registered psychologist.
Feb
12

Overcoming an addiction often takes more than will power

"I lost everything. My kids, my husband, my job" she paused looking away for moment before she continued "My respect, my integrity and my trust." This was my first introduction to Debra, a charming and lively middle aged woman that immediately left me impacted by her painful story and battle with addiction. (Debra's story is […]
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