Counsellor's Advice Blog


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…

Couple Therapy Means Working for Love

Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers Two things can bring partners to couple therapy: enough love or enough pain. Enough love means that I can see something wrong with our relationships and, out of love for self and my partner; I suggest couple therapy to make our relationships stronger. I am willing and able to do…

Valentine’s Day: Reds or Blues?

Sometimes the day to celebrate love can bring out feelings of sadness for those who are not currently in a romantic relationship, or feelings of anger if the day does not meet expectations (whether they were conscious or not!). Unfortunately, it can achieve the very opposite of what the day is meant to do: to…