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Blog: Articles on Psychological Wellbeing, Relationships, Brain Health, Counselling and Neurofeedback

Welcome to the blog of Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback. Articles posted here are written by our clinical staff and relate to services we offer or conditions we address. We hope they will be helpful to you in some way, whether you're considering counselling for yourself or someone else, gathering information on a mental health related issue, or just want to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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Navigating Emotional Distress in Relationships: An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Approach

Navigating the turbulent waters of emotional distress within a relationship can often feel like being lost without a compass. Whether it's the sting of miscommunication, the weight of unresolved conflicts, Read More

Is a Clinical Counsellor the Same as a Therapist?

This article explores the distinctions and similarities between clinical counsellors and therapists, aiming to clarify these roles within the mental health field. It highlights the differences in educational background, areas of specialization, and therapeutic approaches, while also noting the shared goals of improving mental health and emotional well-being. Guidance is offered on how to choose the right professional based on individual needs, emphasizing the importance of personal comfort and the therapist's or counsellor's expertise. The piece concludes by encouraging readers to make informed decisions in their mental health journey, underscoring the personalized support available at Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback. Read More

Trauma and Therapy: Beyond Fight or Flight

This article provides an insightful exploration into the effects of trauma on the nervous system, examining the neurobiology of trauma, its stages, and its responses, including the fight-or-flight and dissociative responses. It discusses advancements in the understanding and diagnosis of PTSD and complex trauma, highlighting complex PTSD (cPTSD) and Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) and their broader impacts on emotional regulation and psychological development. Additionally, the article delves into how trauma affects brain function, particularly focusing on structures like the HPA axis, amygdala, and hippocampus, and underscores the importance of a holistic healing approach. Concluding with an overview of Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback's comprehensive care approach, it emphasizes their integration of trauma-informed talk therapy and neurofeedback to address both symptoms and underlying causes, fostering long-term healing and resilience. Read More

How Much Does a Counsellor Cost in Surrey, BC?

This article provides a comprehensive overview of counselling costs in Surrey, BC, focusing on how factors like therapy type, therapist qualifications, and session length affect pricing. It highlights the recommended rates for Registered Clinical Counsellors as set by the BCACC and discusses various coverage options, including private insurance and employee assistance programs. The article emphasizes the long-term value of counselling and outlines Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback's approach to pricing, including experience-based rates and reduced costs for sessions with Master's level interns. It concludes by guiding readers on finding a suitable therapist within their budget at Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback. Read More

Neurofeedback: A Promising Tool for Addressing Long Covid Symptoms

The Mysteries and Challenges of Long CovidWe’ve all been weathering the impacts of a global pandemic, but for some, the journey has been far from straightforward. Have you ever felt Read More

Counselling Versus Neurofeedback: How to Choose Between Two Effective Approaches to Mental Health

Neurofeedback and counselling are two distinct approaches to mental health treatment, each offering unique benefits. While neurofeedback targets underlying brain activity, traditional counselling focuses on emotional processing and developing coping strategies. This guide helps you explore both options, empowering you to choose the therapy that best suits your needs. Read More

Medication or Psychotherapy? Unpacking Treatment Options for Mental Health

This comprehensive guide helps individuals navigate mental health treatment options, discussing the benefits and limitations of both medication and psychotherapy. It provides practical steps for finding a therapist and emphasizes the importance of supportive community in mental health management. Read More

Discover the Surprising Parallels Between Counselling and Exercise for Improved Well-Being

Counselling and exercise are two activities that can have numerous positive effects on a person's mental and physical health. While they are very different activities, they share many similarities in Read More

Five Ways to Prepare for your First Counselling Session

How to Prepare for your First Counselling Session If you’ve never been to therapy before, you might feel nervous or anxious before your first session. This is a very common experience Read More

Why Can’t I Get Out of Bed?

Why Can't I Get Out of Bed? Depression is an unfortunately common mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, Read More

Simple Ways to Manage Sleep for Better Mental Health

Sleep deprivation is a severe problem for many Canadians. And if you’re living with a mental health condition, you already know that it can be especially challenging to get a Read More

Setting Achievable Goals You Can Feel Good About

Love them or hate them, new year resolutions are something of a tradition for many. With January comes the opportunity to start fresh, and people around the world resolve to Read More

5 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health During the Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time for a variety of reasons. Even those with loved ones and the means to spend a little extra may find themselves feeling overwhelmed Read More

What to Expect from Your Therapist

Taking the courageous step to see a counsellor, can leave you with many feelings, questions, and desires. Therapy can be challenging and can feel uncomfortable, and even be a painful Read More

Powerful Brain Training with Neurofeedback at Home

Brain training at home while watching YouTube or playing video games. In this article, Jonathan dives into the details of one type of home neurofeedback. Read More

Resolving Trauma with EMDR

Andrew describes the process of EMDR therapy, who it is best suited for, and what someone who undergoes the process may experience. Read More

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