What is inter-dependency? Elaine shares the definition of inter-dependency and the main differences with co-dependency.
As part of our 'Your Questions Answered" series , our counsellors take a question and present the answer in video format. In this video, Elaine McCaw, Registered Clinical Counsellor & Certified Family Mediator explains the difference between Stonewalling Versus Defensiveness. If you are wondering how counseling can help you, refer to our article on 4 […]
Couples therapy can be a highly effective way to work through relationship difficulties and get your relationship back on track. However, it is important that you know what to expect when you go into couples counseling.
How many times have you said or done something you later wished to take back? Reaction to the perception of threat can push us into troublesome actions. Our bodies are biologically hardwired to avoid or defend. What appears to be a threat creates a body response. Before we know if the threat is actual or […]
Counselling for self-esteem begins with the examination of what is self-esteem. Self-esteem refers to how we think about ourselves. In a sense, it is the collective of beliefs that run through our mind about ourselves, our worth, and our abilities. When people discuss high self-esteem, they’re likely referring to self-confidence and self-worthiness to pursue the […]
EMDR treatment works by transforming your nervous system response to traumatic or triggering experiences of the past. A trained therapist can direct you through the process of contemplating these experiences in brief doses while directing your eye movements. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy technique that is used to alleviate psychological […]
Relationship abuse is rooted in control and power over another. Abusive relationships can show themselves in a few different ways. It’s important that if you suspect your spouse/partner exhibits harmful behaviors such as substance abuse or gaslighting (or any type), please don’t stay silent! If you're a victim, please reach out for support. If your spouse/partner […]
In this post, we look at just how does grief counselling work. Losses are a part of life; they are inevitable. Everybody will eventually experience a loss - be it a job, a material possession, or a loved one. Using logic and reason we can agree that life goes on no matter what, but many […]
The first part of counselling for depression is to identify whether or not depression is what needs to be treated. A counsellor will examine your symptoms and look for key signals of an existing mood disorder. Depression mood disorders include Major Depression, Chronic Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Manic Depression and Clinical Depression. By discussing […]
Is anxiety depression? Anxiety and depression do have a similar biological basis. Both affect neurotransmitter functions such as producing low serotonin levels and alter other brain chemicals like dopamine and epinephrine. Though there are biological similarities between these two different states of being, they tend to be consciously experienced differently. They can also be experienced […]