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Confessions of a Counsellor

Confessions of a Counsellor

By AboutConnection
As a therapist and a person, I share the things I have learned professionally and personally. We talk about self-care, mental health, and how to create the life you want!

I am an introvert, a lover of chocolate, a good book, and fluffy animals!
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Stop Taking Things So Personally
How can we reframe our experience to consider what else might be going on.
May 13, 2022
Human Being vs. Human Doing
A practice in mindfulness and aware of where our focus is.
May 06, 2022
Empathy vs Sympathy
Understanding how empathy drives connection and builds relationships.
April 29, 2022
What are your Non Negotiables?
What behaviours do you want to ensure that you do and how do you want to commit to these non negotiables?
April 22, 2022
Process of Change Part Two
Talking about the Stages of Change and how it affects the therapeutic process.
April 15, 2022
The Change Process Part One
Talking about how to integrate our new skills as we create change.
April 08, 2022
Two Options: You can Change or Stay Miserable
When looking at therapy and behaviour change we have two fundamental options.
March 11, 2022
Having Grace for Ourselves in Therapy
It's okay to be kind and gentle with ourselves through this difficult process.
March 04, 2022
Talking about our Enoughness
You are enough. End of the story.
February 25, 2022
Lifestyle Design and the Therapeutic Process
How can we integrate self awareness, personality, and self care into a life that feels comfortable for us.
February 18, 2022
Is Happiness Really the Goal?
How wanting to feel happy all the time can actually derail the work of therapy and prevent creating a life that feels good for you.
February 11, 2022
Rumble Your Story and Therapy
Thanks to Brene Brown to introducing me to the language of rumble your story. Looking at how this idea can change how we approach therapy.
February 04, 2022
Resistance and Therapy
It's okay to have resistance, in fact it's a part of therapy and learning to recognize resistance can help us to dig deeper to create change.
January 28, 2022
It's Not About Your Therapy Session
Change and feeling better is not about the hour you spend in therapy it's about the work done outside of therapy.
January 22, 2022
It's a Journey
Remember that therapy and healing is not something that happens over night but rather something that we continued to participate in to learn and cope in new ways.
January 14, 2022
Intuition and Therapy
Cultivating and listening to our intuition to find what's best for us.
January 07, 2022
How can we build gratitude into our lives and how it helps our therapeutic journey.
December 10, 2021
Tools for Therapy
Ways to integrate journalling and mindfulness/ meditation into therapy.
December 03, 2021
More on Navigating Relationships
Here we talk about more ways to connect in our relationship to build a foundation of understanding.
November 26, 2021
Navigating Relationships
Here I talk about tools and resources I use in session to support my clients. Reference to Dr. John and Julie Gottman
November 19, 2021
Boundaries and Therapy
What are boundaries and what do we need to know about setting them.
November 12, 2021
Non Violent Communication Strategy
This is a break down of how I use Marshall Rosenberg's steps to help clients communicate with their loved ones.
November 05, 2021
The Pause Button
One of the first skills I use to support staying in our window.
October 29, 2021
Feel Your Feelings
Feeling your feelings will help the feelings not be so overwhelming.
October 22, 2021
Central Nervous System and Our Feelings Part Two
What is happening in our bodies when we have feelings and what to do. Check out Part One if you missed it..
October 15, 2021
Central Nervous System and Our Feelings Part One
What is happening in our bodies when we have feelings and what to do. Check out Part Two for more..
October 08, 2021
How to Care for Yourself as a Caretaker
What role do we need to okay and what's important to make sure you don't burn out!
September 10, 2021
Postpartum (anxiety and depression)
Let's talk about postpartum and what might be happening for you.
September 03, 2021
How can we define hypoarousal experiences more accurately?
August 27, 2021
What is Anxiety and how can we work with anxiety?
August 24, 2021
Joys and Drains
A realistic self care tool.
August 13, 2021
Window of Tolerance and Therapy
What is the window of Tolerance and why is it important?
August 13, 2021
Five Tips to get the Most out of Therapy
Five ways we can make therapy even better!
July 30, 2021
My Story and Journey with Anxiety
Anyone can be affected by mental health and I'm no exception!
July 27, 2021
Is diagnosis helpful?
What is the DSM and is a diagnosis right for you?
July 16, 2021
Welcome & Hello
Welcome to the rerelease of Confessions of a Counsellor. I am looking forward to sharing with you!
July 06, 2021