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“Courage is not the towering oak that sees the storms come and go, it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
– Alice M. Swain

Common Reasons People Seek Counselling

Many people describe the following reasons for seeking counselling:

  • They are dealing with long-standing difficulties due to complex and traumatic experiences (often going back to childhood).

  • They feel stuck repeating old, unhealthy patterns in relationships.

  • They feel overwhelmed by thoughts, feelings, and body sensations.

  • They are struggling in their partnerships and other relationships.

  • They feel exhausted by the constant mental chatter of their inner critic, and it's taking a toll on their self-confidence.

  • They are grieving a personal loss.

  • They are curious about how to navigate neurodiversity.

  • They are experiencing low motivation, loss of joy and fulfillment.

If these sound familiar seeking counselling support may be the right choice for you. Trying to cope alone can feel painful and exhausting. It is both wise and courageous of you to seek support, as caring for ourselves is one of the most important things we can do to begin to feel well.

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What Does Therapy Look Like at Sentience Counselling?

Sentience Counselling Services offers a transformative journey towards healing and personal growth. With a commitment to individualized support, the counselling process is designed to address your unique needs. Begin your path to emotional well-being by scheduling a free 20-minute consultation and discover the tailored guidance that Sentience Counselling provides on your journey to self-discovery and healing.

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Land Acknowledgment: Recognizing and Honoring Treaty 7 and Metis Nation in Southern Alberta

Sentience Counselling Services, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

Welcome to Change Your Mind Blog

Welcome to the Change Your Mind blog, my name is Katie Hilchey (She/Her), and I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada. I hope this blog will offer valuable insights and tips on a range of mental health topics and provide helpful information on subjects I'm passionate about, including issues like complex trauma, attachment, self-confidence, and internal family systems therapy. I aim to post regularly, addressing these topics, along with practical tools and coping skills for managing stress, burnout, anxiety, and more. Thank you for visiting!

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Embark on your path to personal growth and healing with Sentience Counselling in Alberta, where our therapists provide dedicated support. Discover transformative counselling services tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards emotional well-being – schedule a free 20-minute consultation with Sentience Counselling today.