Individual Counselling


Self-Compassion: How Can I Stop Being So Mean (To Myself)!


Written by: Charlynne MacCharles, Social Worker with Capital Choice Counselling Group Have you ever noticed how harshly we talk to ourselves in our own thoughts? We would never talk to a friend in that same voice. Now is the time to learn self-compassion, by becoming a better friend to yourself. How self-compassionate are you? Take…

How do I love Myself More? The Fundamentals of Self-Love


Written By: Cassandra Petrella, M.A., CCC, Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Most people don’t realize that we need to learn how to love ourselves. Self-love is something we must teach ourselves in order to grow. One of the main reasons why we must teach ourselves is that as little girls and boys our caregivers…

Becoming Less Anxious About Anxiety


Written By Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Anxiety is a normal response to events that elicit fear or worry. We all will feel anxious from time to time, whenever we are about to give speech, play in a sporting event, or have a difficult conversation. In fact, research has demonstrated that…

Naming and Claiming Family of Origin Wounds


Written by: Luc Dumouchel, a Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group We all have childhood wounds stemming from our family of origin, or the family you grew up in. Family of origin therapy or schema therapy can help us name, claim and tame our family of origin wounds. As humans, we are social and relational…

Addiction Therapy: The Courage to Ask for Help


Written By: Jane Langmaid, Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Addictions – to drugs, alcohol, food, work, sex, gambling – we can use almost any substance or process addictively- to numb shame, to feel better, control mood, cope, and survive. The problem is that it never fills us up – one can never get enough.…

Depression Therapy for Teenagers


Written By: Emily Kiar, Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group The teenage years are a time of many changes and where teenagers are expected to make many decisions about their future. At times, this can leave teenagers feeling confused, isolated or even depressed. Teenage depression therapy can help. Depression therapy for Ottawa teenagers can lift…

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? (CBT)


Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Cognitive Therapy (CT), or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), is an approach to to identify and solve problems. Our CBT therapists who use this model help clients overcome their life difficulties by changing their thinking and behaviour, which has an impact on emotional responses.  Cognitive…

Psycho–what? An Outline of the Terms


Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist for Capital Choice Counselling Group   Psychotherapy is a word with the same basic meaning as counselling (for an outline of the slight differences, click here), and is a term referring to the treatment of relationships, mental health, or life experiences that have become overwhelming or problematic. When enough…

Expressing the Depression–Depression Therapy


Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Depression hurts!  It hurts you and it hurts your loved ones around you. Counselling for depression can help. We all have our ups and downs, as this is normal in life. However when a low mood becomes more pervasive, and if these feelings of…