A summary of the differences between counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists and how to find a counsellor that works for you.
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Counselling is meant to be a safe place where you can be vulnerable. In this post we will look at how counselling is meant to happen in a culturally safe way.
So - I am white. Like, really white. I seem to be allergic to the sun. I grew up in a small country town in Holland (with other really white people). During my Bachelor in Education I was smacked in the face with the concept of white privilege. Other life experiences had built up to … Continue reading Who are you?
This week I am looking at counselling from an art and science perspective. What helps make for a good counsellor and a good treatment model? There are those who think that the medical model of therapy provides for the ultimate type of treatment for their clients. Psychologist and psychiatrist definitely fall into this category, but … Continue reading Counselling: Art or Science
Part 3: Improving executive functioning If you have missed my last couple of blogs, you can read them here: Part 1: Living with ADHD Part 2: What is executive functioning Executive functioning is affected by ADHD. But the good news is that we can do something about this. As you read through these strategies - … Continue reading ADHD – Executive Functioning (part 3)
Part 2: What is executive functioning? In my last blog I looked at what it is like to live with ADHD. This blog examines what executive functioning is. ADHD as an Executive Functioning Disorder Exeuctive functioning is mainly coordinated by the prefrontal cortex in the brain. This part of the brain then coordinates with other parts of the brain. … Continue reading ADHD – Executive Functioning (part 2)
Part 1: What is it like to live with ADHD? If you have ADHD, you probably know that it can affect all areas of your life. We all tend to experience ADHD a bit different, but our struggles are underpinned by the same issues. Everyone with ADHD has some issues with executive functioning. In this … Continue reading ADHD – Executive Functioning (part 1)
This blog post looks at spoon theory: what it is, it's strengths and weaknesses and what some of the myths of spoon theory are