Ellis

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us would say that there have been times in our lives when we should have sought professional help, but we talked ourselves out of it. You may have said something like: "I would see a counsellor, but I am too busy right now", or "It's not really that bad, so I'll just wait and see", or "I can handle this, I don't need to talk to some quak!". We all have our 'buts', and if we continue to allow our 'buts' to run our lives, we will remain stuck.

Ellis

People often ask me what they should be looking for in a counsellor/therapist.  First thing, your therapist should be registered with a professional association or college.  Did you know that counselling is not currently regulated in Ontario?  Did you know that your neighbour could hang his/her shingle on their door and proclaim to be a Marriage/Family Therapist or Psychotherapist/Counsellor?  Thankfully, this is changing with the passing of Bill 171- within the Psychotherapy Act(2006)-under the provincial Ministry of Health,  in June 2007.  A Marriage and Family Therapist, has at minimum,

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Ellis