Author Archives: Waypoint

Help During the Holidays

Therapy Dog Vinnie Stress and anxiety during the holidays are very real. Amid all the cute photos and seasonal music, there are expectations and often painful memories that really make it hard for many of us to enjoy this...
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Finding the Right Counsellor

It is not easy to find the right counsellor. But the right "fit" can lead to better results faster. Check out this short video to learn more.
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Anxiety during the Holidays

For many of us, the winter holidays lead to stress and anxiety.  Below are 6 holiday triggers for anxiety and concrete ways to manage it.  At Waypoint Counselling Network, we believe that talking frankly about stress and anxiety is...
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Suicide Prevention Counsellor

Waypoint is pleased to welcome Emad Seyed Sadr to our team of counsellors in Vancouver. Emad is an experienced suicide prevention counsellor, including grief counselling and responding after a traumatic event. He offers sessions in English or...
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Stuff that works for depression

When dealing with depression, taking action, any action, is better than doing nothing.  For some, taking a step towards doing something is often emotionally, and physically, challenging. But it is worth it.  And doing things that are proven to...
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Take our survey on what you want in a counsellor!

WayPoint is wanting to learn what people look for in counselling services - from where they look to find a counsellor to how they choose one.  The results are completely confidential and will be analyzed by Janice Markiw as...
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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based counselling approach scientifically proven to be effective for anxiety and depression. It also works for matters regarding anger, chronic pain, low self-esteem, disordered eating and addictions. CBT works by...
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5 Negative Thinking Styles

Most of us are familiar with negative thinking, those nasty thoughts that can convince you things are not well.  Should these thought patterns become persistent, emotional problems like anxiety, depression, and anger can develop, affecting your sense of wellbeing, your...
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Celebrate All Year Long

July 1 is Canada Day...Happy Birthday Canada, and welcome to Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre's July 2015 newsletter. Canada Day's annual celebration always leads me to reflecting how luck we are to live in such a terrific country. I'm...
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When Angry, Get Curious not Furious

Anger Management Many individuals seek counselling for anger management.  Anger shows up in all sorts of places in our lives, and in all sorts of different ways. But anger itself is not a "bad" emotion, as many people might think....
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