September 19, 2019

When you think of hope, what comes to mind? Maybe that warm, happy feeling of something good coming your way. Possibly that anticipation of hard work finally paying off. It might even be a vague feeling that a situation or person is going to change for the better.

Hope...

August 11, 2019

There still seem to be so many myths about what counselling is, what good it could do and who ‘should’ be considering it. I have heard many reasons from people who deny themselves the chance to feel better about themselves and their lives, based on preconceived ideas a...

November 8, 2018

It fills me with a certain amount of hope that counselling, and support with mental health in general, is finally being seen in a more positive light. More than once I have heard people make comments along the lines of “Isn’t counselling just about chatting and having...

August 10, 2018

I have been asked many times why I chose to be a counsellor and if I find it hard listening to other people’s stories each day. My answer every time is that I love my work and feel very privileged that I am trusted with such precious information about peoples’ lives.

Fo...

March 19, 2018

How many times have you been told to cheer up, or stop moping, or not to cry, regardless of what you might actually be experiencing? Lots, too often? People can sometimes mistake feeling sad with being depressed, which can cause them to worry if they don’t check to see...

January 30, 2018

When choosing a therapist, I often advise people to contact, and possibly meet, 2 or 3 different therapists before deciding who to work with. A crucial part of successful, healthy counselling is the relationship that develops between the client and the therapist, and y...

November 14, 2017

I have found a recurring difficulty that a lot of people struggle with is that they do not feel they are good enough. Whether this comes from childhood experiences, or from people leading them to think that they get things wrong or from a wide spectrum of reasons, it i...

July 4, 2017

Sometimes we feel trapped, or as if we do not have choices. We have pressures from life, people, responsibilities and these can all cloud our ability to see that we have choices and that decisions are ours to make.

We do things automatically, or as a reflex, and can rep...

June 15, 2017

So often in life we are faced with decision or situations which creates a feeling of fear or anxiety. How we deal with this feeling is what makes the difference to how we live our lives. Do we give in to the fear or do we strive to push through it and do what we need a...

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