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The Process of Grieving

Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things to cope with. The feelings that arise when we experience a difficult loss can be so overwhelming, so scary and sad, that people often think they will never go away.  So it is important to remember, when we feel at our worst, that grieving is a natural process. It [...]

By |2021-08-10T09:12:40+00:00July 21st, 2021|

Bereavement – Getting the support you need

“Getting the support we need during that extremely difficult time in our life can have an enormously beneficial effect on our future mental health.” We all at some point in our life experience bereavement. Losing someone very close to us can make us feel the greatest emotional pain ever. Ripped from the inside, empty, deeply depressed, sad, angry, desperate, losing [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:28:57+00:00June 11th, 2021|

What kind of therapist do I need?

Trying to decide what type of therapist you need to see to deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, bereavement, trauma anxiety, OCD, psychosexual issues, or couple counselling, can be very difficult. Searching for a therapist When searching for a therapist the first port of call is usually an online search. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what you [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:24:30+00:00June 3rd, 2021|

Addiction is a disease

The following article was written by someone who has suffered with addiction. The person is 31 years old, and at the time of writing, is celebrating 50 days of sobriety. “The perception of addiction has long existed as being an affliction of the morally deficient, the self-inflicted lifestyle of the depraved, people too weak or unwilling to help themselves. This [...]

By |2021-08-22T09:30:05+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Stress – remove the fear

I hope you have enjoyed our contribution to Stress Awareness Month, 2021. The biggest message to take away from this awareness raising month is that if you feel stressed, get help as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t go away on its own. It may calm down for a while, due to changes in your circumstances, but it won’t completely [...]

By |2021-06-10T12:40:38+00:00April 26th, 2021|

Counselling and Coaching… What’s the Difference?

Often people ask me the question “counselling and coaching… what’s the difference?” Hopefully, the explanation below will give you a deeper understanding of both. They are two areas that can be extremely beneficial for an individual, but two specialisms that address totally different areas. Counselling Counselling works with clients around the past and the present and will usually involve touching [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:39:43+00:00March 4th, 2021|

Introduction To Counselling

Many people have an interest in counselling.  Whether you want to work with clients one to one as a therapist or use the skills in your workplace, the outcome is the same. You will learn to develop a deeper level of skill in communication with others. HR managers, teachers, training consultants, mentors, guidance and support workers, carers, management and [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:44:55+00:00January 31st, 2021|

Working with Leaders – Today was a great day!

I have had the privilege of working with many exceptional leaders and today I had the pleasure of working with another. This CEO was a joy to behold. Just by talking to her, you could see her leadership skills, even though she hadn't acknowledged how much of a true leader she is. Capturing her approach is worth sharing with other [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:44:24+00:00December 18th, 2020|

What Assertiveness Looks Like

Following on from our previous blog post, ‘Improving Your Assertiveness’, we wanted to illustrate what being assertive looks like. We know it can be daunting to think about if you’re not a naturally assertive person, that’s why we have also included some ‘Dos and Don’ts’ that you can try to incorporate into your everyday life. Being assertive falls right in the middle [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:43:58+00:00September 18th, 2020|
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