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5 Counselling Myths

5 Counselling Myths

There’s a stigma attached to admitting that you may need help taking care of your mental health and also a lot of misinformation out there about the kinds of people who seek counselling, and what a counsellor does and doesn’t do. Here are 5 myths that I’m going to lay...

The Counselling Alphabet T – Z

The Counselling Alphabet T – Z

These small snippets will give you a taster of some areas of therapy and mental health issues and here I share letters T – Z. Transactional Analysis is the method for studying interactions between individuals and is a form of psychology founded by Eric Berne. It is...

The Counselling Alphabet N – S

The Counselling Alphabet N – S

These small snippets will give you a taster of some areas of therapy and mental health issues and here I share letters N – S. Simply put, the definition of non-judgmental is ‘avoiding judgments based on one's personal and especially moral standards’ Unconditional...

The Counselling Alphabet G-M

The Counselling Alphabet G-M

These small snippets will give you a taster of some areas of therapy and mental health issues and here I share letters G – M. Grief is a natural response to loss. It's the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away, it can be...

The Counselling Alphabet A – F

The Counselling Alphabet A – F

These small snippets will give you a taster of some areas of therapy and mental health issues and here I share letters A – F. Anxiety is a feeling of unease such as worry or fear and can affect people in different ways. It is quite normal to feel anxiety when in a...

Our Tricky Brains

Our Tricky Brains

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a rut of repetitive thinking or an infinite loop of obsessive rumination in which you replay the same thought again, and again, and again?  Have you ever felt scared and upset in a situation where you knew it didn’t...

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans

When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new...

Post lock-down anxiety

Post lock-down anxiety

While 9 weeks of lockdown has been the cause of mental health issues for some, it seems that the lifting of restrictions is also bringing with it a sense of trepidation and unease. Some of us are ready and raring to return to our life in the new normal, while others...

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling or set of feelings and a perfectly natural reaction to certain situations where you feel apprehension or fear and can become a problem if the feelings won’t go away. With Coronavirus on the news constantly, everyone in lockdown and life completely...

Using the power of positive thinking to control anxiety

Using the power of positive thinking to control anxiety

Our brain has a natural negativity preference which means it constantly looks for, learns from, and holds onto anything it considers a danger with much more enthusiasm than something neutral or pleasant. It has a good reason for its natural negativity. Our ancestors...