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What You Need to Know: Couples Therapy and Marriage Counselling

Falling in love and getting married are said to be the “easy” part of the relationship. Keeping that special bond strong through financial struggles, raising children, and all other responsibilities that come with starting a life together is where things get tough. It’s no secret that trust, communication, and affection are key to a healthy,…

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What is Anxiety and How Can Therapy Help?

Everyone gets nervous or worried from time to time. Stress is a completely normal human reaction. However, for people with anxiety disorders, these feelings are persistent and can severely impair their ability to function at school, at work and in other social situations. Whether you’re suffering from panic attacks, unrelenting worries, or obsessive thoughts, some…

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Relationship Counselling

Falling in love can be fast and easy, but maintaining a long-term relationship is a challenge. After the excitement settles and opportunities for connection and closeness grow fewer and farther between, everyday responsibilities will begin to take over and raise some problems. Unlike individual therapy, which generally focuses on you and your needs, couples therapy…

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Reasons Why You Might Need Grief Counselling

It’s inevitable to experience loss at some point during our lives. The loss of a loved one is always a challenging situation to cope with. Everyone grieves differently. While some people choose to deal with the loss on their own, others prefer to surround themselves with friends and family. Many factors shape the way you…

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Teen Mental Health: Family Dynamics & Mixed Messages

The image of the “perfect” family we often witness on TV is far from reality. All parents want to see their children succeed and live a long, healthy life. However, life’s challenges may come in the way and disrupt your plans. Most of the time, these difficulties are unavoidable, while others may be the result…

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How Can Counselling Improve Your Mental Health?

Going through tough times is inevitable. However, seeking help can make these experiences significantly easier to deal with. Although great effort has been made in recent years, the stigma surrounding therapy still exists, albeit not as much as it used to. Many people still worry about being judged by their community for seeking therapy, discouraging…

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What is Career Counselling & How Can it Help?

Plenty of people struggle with their career choices each and every day. Our careers are an important aspect of our lives, it’s where we spend countless hours every week to earn money and even make an impact on society. Here at Capital Choice Counselling, we offer career counselling services for any and all people struggling…

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Tips for a Healthy & Successful Marriage

Many of us are guilty of having unrealistic expectations about marriage. Whether it’s Hollywood we have to thank for these expectations or our own creative minds, the perfect marriage often seems like a fairy tale, one without conflict. In reality, a healthy and successful marriage doesn’t just fall into place for most. It requires effort…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT for Anxiety

As human beings, we’re bound to feel stress at some point in our lives. The feeling of fear and apprehension surrounding an upcoming event, whether it’s a job interview or a social event, is normal when it doesn’t interfere with your daily activities. Anxiety disorders can cause people to try and avoid situations that may…

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Couple or Family Counselling – When One Person Comes

Family is the most important emotional system we have, it helps shape who we are and determines the course of our lives. Family counselling aims to address psychological, emotional, and behavioural issues that can cause problems within the family. The “ who, what, when, where, and how” of family patterns and themes are emphasized instead…