What is Counselling and how does it work?

What Is Counselling? When people first come to see me I often find that, although they believe they need to see a counsellor, they have no idea what counselling is or how it works. In this blog I would like to try to demystify counselling for you   So what is counselling? Well It's definitely not tea and sympathy! Counselling is a process that empowers people and can set them free from problems that ruin their quality of life   ...
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9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know

I came across this article in the Huffington Post which is absolutely spot on.  The full article can be read here: 1. You should never feel ashamed for being in therapy. Everyone experiences bouts of stress or sadness. But when ...
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Grief and Grieving

Grief and Grieving People Grieve Differently Grief is what we experience when we lose someone we’ve loved and the depth of our grief is a measure of our attachment and love. Grief is what we feel on the inside and ...
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Anxiety and How to Manage It

Anxiety and How to Manage It What is an Anxiety Attack? Anxiety is normal and is a helpful emotion; it alerts us to possible danger. Anxiety only becomes a problem if it causes us to feel overly uncomfortable or unsafe ...
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Is stress at work making you unhappy?

There's Good News As Well As Bad News! In this blog I hope to address the issue of stress in the workplace in the hope that it will help people to recognise stress before it results in feeling unable to ...
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Uplift for the January Blues

January can be a tough month; the excitement of Christmas and New Year is behind us and the weather often dull and cold. If Christmas has gone well that’s great but this is a time when some families have major ...
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Stress and Grief at Christmas

Stress and Grief at Christmas Christmas can be a time of peace and joy for some but for many it can be a time of disappointment, stress and great sorrow. Here are some survival suggestions for stress: Christmas can be ...
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This is a simple overview of depression that I hope you will find helpful. Depression comes in different levels of severity. Mild to moderate depression can cause us to feel low in mood but still able to cope with every- ...
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The Pressure on Men to be Macho

Unfortunately, when men are suffering from anxiety or depression they are often far less likely to see their GP than women. Men tend to be deeply conditioned, from boyhood, to believe that it’s socially unacceptable to be emotional. They can ...
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Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques This is an excerpt from my anxiety management blog as I wanted to make it easy to find as a separate entity Controlled Breathing Technique Controlled breathing is a skill that becomes easier with practice. It is very important to practice ...
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Sleep Better

Sleep Better Most of us have the occasional bad night but for some people a poor night’s sleep is a regular occurrence. There is very little worse than feeling wide awake at night, watching the hours tick by and knowing ...
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