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Types of Anger and How to Deal with Them

“Why am I angry?” “Stop taking your anger out on me!” You may have heard these phrases before, you may have even said them yourself. This is because we encounter ‘anger’ every day. This suggests that anger is a common occurrence that everyone must struggle with. We do not need to struggle with anger. By […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 5 Stages Of PTSD

Some events in life affect us so deeply that they change the way we think, act, and feel for years afterward.  When you think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may picture war veterans or victims of childhood abuse. But PTSD can be caused by a range of life events; it can result from a […]

How Do You Heal From Trauma?

Often, we hear the word ‘trauma’ thrown around. Sometimes it is mentioned together with war and veterans, other times a pile up on the freeway, other times a violent crime. Trauma seems to group all of these experiences together. How does it do this? Are these the only events that can leave someone feeling traumatized? […]

Codependency: What It Is & How To Overcome It

From the outside, codependency can be perplexing. If you’ve ever had a friend in an unhealthy relationship, then you’ll know exactly what this feels like: “Their partner is treating them so poorly! Why don’t they just leave?” But it’s rarely that simple. Your friend may be in a codependent relationship.  Codependency can form in so […]

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 […]

Why Is Self-Awareness Important In Counselling?

Self-awareness has become a buzz word in many companies, wellness practices, and coaching rooms. The idea of reaching a state of self-actualization sounds like something worth striving towards. Self-awareness can assist you on this journey. To become self-aware takes effort and courage because it involves a lot of honesty and self-reflection. If you are in […]

Why Do People Leave Relationships?

The heartbreaking experience of leaving a relationship, or your partner leaving the relationship can be like someone has frozen your entire life and you just don’t understand what has happened. This can be hard to move on from, find closure, and begin to heal. Both partners are affected by the end of a relationship or […]
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