September 14, 2018

You have probably heard lots of people saying "talking helps".  You may already have experienced times when something is troubling you and it has really helped to talk to friends or family about it.  So why choose counselling rather than just talking to your family or...

I was recently asked the question "Are your mind and body separate?". My initial response was to say that I thought that my mind lived in my body. When I considered this further, I realised that it meant that I considered them to be separate. Having spent a few months...

January 10, 2018

The new year is for many a time of change.  All around us people are trying to reinvent themselves.  Dry January, diet plans, renewed gym memberships and people making all sorts of resolutions for the year ahead.

I personally really dislike the phrase "new year new...

December 6, 2017

It's December already and it is very difficult to ignore the fact that Christmas is approaching.  It is everywhere we look.  The shops have been selling Christmas things and playing Christmas songs for months, every TV advert is about presents or food, conversations wi...

October 13, 2017

Many of us fear change.  I am sure that I have even heard myself on occasions say "I don't do change".  This is of course not true.  Change happens all the time.  It is part of every day life and we cannot really avoid it completely.

The fear of change ca...

September 25, 2017

As I was running around this morning, trying to do paperwork before leaving for work, and unable to find my keys, my mood deteriorated.  I noticed that I was berating myself.. "oh for gods sake", "you are stupid", "you are useless".  These angry and frustrated words we...

September 6, 2017

"I have anxiety".  This is something I hear frequently from clients and also from friends and family.   Many people would describe themselves as an "anxious person".  This does not however need to be a label which we wear as a badge, something to define ourselves by or...

"Don't compare where you are with the heavily filtered snapshots of a single moment in time that you see on social media. They're never the full picture".   (Image credit The Blurt Foundation www.blurtitout.org

This was a fantastic quote which I recently saw, on...

Many people come to counselling because they feel angry and are worried about this or  feel that they are having difficulties in managing that anger.

Anger has many forms and many people view it as a negative emotion to be avoided at all costs.  We often see it as somet...

Let's be honest, being a parent (whether new or not so new) is really difficult.  For a start, there is so much that you can get wrong.  In the first few years you are responsible for actually keeping a little person alive.  No pressure there then!  You probably have t...

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