Circle of Influence

Focus on your ‘Circle of Influence’

Stress… even the word can remind me of the times that I have suffered badly from it. It is like a misbehaving TV set that turns down the volume to my reasonable voice. It also turns the contrast down until I find it difficult to see a way to resolve a situation. Stress is the Read More

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Our reactions to stress

We all experience some difficult situations in our lives that get us out of our comfort zone. Those situations that challenge our sense of self or make us feel out of control. The reaction our body and mind have to those situations or events, the pressure they make us feel, is called stress. Stress has Read More

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What is Stress?

If there is one thing I think we have learned in the past year is that it can be very stressful doing nothing. There has never been so little to do and yet for many of us, it feels like we are holding on by our fingernails desperately waiting for that time when we can Read More

Counselling versus Coaching

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 Read More

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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 Read More

Assertiveness Blog Post

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. Read More

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Improving Your Assertiveness

Assertiveness… expressing your feelings. Couples often present for couple counselling with an issue around communication. We work with them to change the negative patterns, break bad habits and help to understand with empathy. We also help them to listen to what each other are saying. However, an issue we see time and again is that Read More

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Employee Assistance Program

As we slowly emerge from our lockdown, many people are thinking about going back to work. Some are super keen to get back but for others there can be issues around anxiety, depression, stress, fear or just generally feeling out of sorts. If you feel your employees could benefit from a few counselling sessions, we Read More

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Self-Esteem

Self–Esteem is about the relationship you have with yourself. It’s a feeling that lives within you. This relationship can be good for short periods of time but never sustains. Self-esteem can also be good in some areas of your life and very low in others. How you feel about yourself will dictate how you live Read More

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What is Counselling?

Counselling is a process designed to give you time, space, focus and encouragement to explore your personal challenges and reach a better understanding of what is going on for you.   The aim of the counsellor is to create a comfortable environment which should help you feel safe, relaxed, supported and connected The relationship between Read More