Wednesday July 20, 2022
Witnessing trauma through the psychoanalytic lens
Trauma can sit deep in the individual and collective psyche. Countless armed conflicts, violent crimes against individuals and groups, natural and man-made disasters, global warming,...Read more..
Wednesday July 20, 2022
One Small Decision Changed Everything
The hardest thing about change is making the change happen The hardest thing about change is making the change happen. It’s not easy, it can...Read more..
Tuesday July 5, 2022
Parenting Trauma. Not always a fairy tale.
Did anyone hear of a therapeutic parent before? Well, let me explain. The term Therapeutic Parenting was first used by Dr Daniel. A. Hughes, a...Read more..
Monday June 27, 2022
From Inpatient to Therapist. An Unexpected Journey
Spending time as an inpatient. Sometimes life draws you into situations that you never thought you’d be in. Spending time as an inpatient in a...Read more..
Tuesday June 14, 2022
The Power of Disclosure
When a client described an experience that evoked not only familiarity but reactive physical sensations, it was not only a bit of a coincidence but...Read more..
Thursday May 19, 2022
Transitioning and the Grief Process
Transitioning and the Grief Process ‘There’s something I need to tell you…… I don’t feel like a boy, I think I’m a girl. At the...Read more..
Wednesday May 4, 2022
Managing Your Inner Critic
Every one of us consists of a multitude of ‘parts’. The part that is a parent, a team member or even a guilty part of...Read more..
Thursday April 14, 2022
Perfectionism – the enemy of good?
Voltaire, the French writer and philosopher, observed that ‘Perfect is the enemy of the good.’ This might seem to be an odd observation. Surely, the...Read more..
Wednesday March 23, 2022
Resilience Part Two
In my last blog, I discussed resilience in mental health, what it means, and some ways we can think about it. Today I will look...Read more..
Wednesday February 9, 2022
Resilience in mental health can take many forms, we can think of it as fortitude that can be applied to a person's mental health and...Read more..
Tuesday January 11, 2022
Dyslexia and Mental Health
Writing a self-reflecting blog can be difficult for most to do but when your dyslexic, this brings added challenges. I felt it was time to...Read more..
Tuesday December 21, 2021
The Christmas Survival Guide
Christmas can be a wonderful time with the family but for many. It can also be a time fraught with stress conflict and anxiety. It...Read more..
Tuesday November 30, 2021
What is depression and how can counselling help?
We have all experienced feeling sad or having a low mood which is a normal part of everyday life. When a feeling like this lasts...Read more..
Tuesday November 16, 2021
A group therapy perspective on secrecy and confidentiality
Group Anxiety Group therapy is a potent form of counselling. Support groups and other types of psychosocial groups meet for nearly every type of illness,...Read more..
Monday October 18, 2021
The Menopause and Mental Health
As it’s the week in which the Menopause is recognised globally with its own official day, it seems fitting to discuss its impact on mental...Read more..
Tuesday October 5, 2021
Top 10 Tips for dealing with anxiety
We explored what anxiety was in our recent blog post. Now we are going to look at some useful strategies to help cope with anxiety....Read more..
Tuesday September 21, 2021
The Effects of the Menopause in the Workplace
In the UK, around two million women aged over 50 have difficulties at work due to their menopause symptoms and it is estimated that one...Read more..
Monday September 6, 2021
Can Couples Counselling Save my Marriage?
Relationship or marriage counselling is a relatively new branch of the counselling profession. It has grown in popularity over the last so years as more...Read more..
Tuesday August 24, 2021
What is Group Therapy
What is Group Therapy? Group Therapy is a very useful way for people to meet in a safe environment where they can share any problems...Read more..
Monday August 9, 2021
How can counselling help my anxiety
What is anxiety? Approx 25% of the UK population have difficulties with their mental health. The most common problems are anxiety and depression. Anxiety is...Read more..