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Learning from Mistakes

By Liz Jenkins | June 12, 2020 |
Learning from Mistakes: Two women hugging.

Making mistakes is a natural part of life, but can they benefit us in the future and how do we actually learn from mistakes? Let’s get one thing straight, we all make mistakes. It doesn’t matter what our age or gender is, what our background or class is, or what we do for a living.…

How to Cope with Change

By Liz Jenkins | May 12, 2020 |
How to Cope with Change

Change is inevitable and a normal part of life. These strategies will help you navigate change and come out the other side more resilient.

A Place of Safety? What to do When You’re Stuck at Home with an Abuser

By Liz Jenkins | April 14, 2020 |
Home. A Place of Safety?

For many, their home is a place of safety, a sanctuary, a retreat away from the strains and stresses of daily life. But for those experiencing domestic abuse, their homes can be an unsafe place, full of fear and uncertainty. With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, we’re in unprecedented times and being urged to stay…

6 Ways to Feel More Positive When Life Feels Hard

By Liz Jenkins | March 12, 2020 |
6 ways to feel more positive when life feels hard

Life can be hard, especially if you’re dealing with abuse, trauma, grief or a difficult situation, so here are 6 ways to feel more positive.

Are We Failing Teenage Girls When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age?

By Liz Jenkins | February 10, 2020 |
Are We Failing Teenage Girls When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age? | Irinni Counselling

Technology and social media has opened the door for a range of new forms of digital sexual harassment, particularly for teenage girls.

Domestic Abuse – Spot the Signs and Get Help

By Liz Jenkins | January 14, 2020 |
Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is complex. It’s often also mis-understood. We explain the types of domestic abuse, how to spot the signs and how to get help.

Living with Chronic Pain

By Liz Jenkins | December 12, 2019 |
Man sitting on floor in chronic pain

There is a strong link between chronic pain and depression – chronic pain can be both emotional and physical and it’s sometimes difficult to determine which came first, the pain or the depression. We explore the link and give useful advice to help when living with chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is…

Getting Things Off Your Chest: The Benefits of Counselling

By Liz Jenkins | November 14, 2019 |
Getting Things Off Your Chest The Benefits of Counselling

Maybe you think you need counselling, maybe someone has suggested it to you, but if you aren’t sure how it could help you, you might never try it and reap the benefits of counselling. We explain what counselling is (and isn’t), how it can help you, and look at how it’s helped others. What is…

Mental Health and Substance Misuse; Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

By Liz Jenkins | October 10, 2019 |
Mental Health and Substance Misuse - Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

If you or a friend, relative or someone you care for has received a dual diagnosis of a mental health condition and substance misuse, you may not fully understand what that means, or may feel that you’re still not getting the right support. We explain that and how we can help. Sometimes taking the first…

Self-Care Ideas

By Liz Jenkins | September 11, 2019 |
Self-care ideas - Irinni Counselling

Practising good self-care alongside professional counselling can be really beneficial, but if you’re not quite sure what it is, why it’s important or how to do it, then read on as we explain all of that and give you some practical self-care ideas. Recovering from abuse, trauma or grief, or overcoming anxiety or depression can be…