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Thoughts on Therapy: What is good counselling?

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A women talking with a counsellorIt isn’t always easy to persuade someone to seek help for a mental health issue. Sometimes it’s denial, but other times it’s simply being afraid of the unknown – not knowing what good counselling would look like. A great first step to accessing therapy is to get a sense of what the therapy experience is, and moreover, what defines good therapy.

Generally speaking, therapy is a professional relationship that empowers individuals, families, and groups to accomplish the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning. And more specifically, good therapy is defined as a sum of essential elements that guide participants through a positive …

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What is the difference between a psychologist and a social worker?

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Female thinkingIf you are considering accessing counselling or psychological services, you may be wondering, “What the difference is between a psychologist and a social worker? Does it matter who I work with?” Although there is a great deal of overlap, there are important differences between these two groups of professionals, each with their own areas of specialization and focus.

Both psychologists and social workers are licensed professionals. This means that they have a certain degree of training, they have demonstrated their proficiency in applying the techniques learned in their academic curriculums, they adhere to a professional code of ethics, and they are required to participate in significant continuing education.

Social Work is a profession that focuses on improving the lives of …

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