Counselling

What is Domestic Abuse?

The government definition of domestic violence and abuse is: ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological physical…

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My Anxious Thoughts

Sometimes it feels like everything will erupt, pour out like a volcano and everyone will be saturated in the mess. Other times there is stillness, like a calm lake on a summer’s day, peaceful and inviting. Then there are the times in between when the stillness goes and is busy, with sights and sounds everywhere.…

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Stop, Listen, Breathe

As I sit here, I listen. So much can be missed in the busyness of life. I hear the sounds of planes overhead and cars on the road. The clock ticking steadily. Occasionally I hear a voice; people talking, children playing. My breathing is deep and slow. My heart beats steadily. I am still, relaxed.…

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A peaceful environment is a must

Do I need counselling?

Do I need counselling? What is counselling anyway? I’ve got it all together, everyone knows that, don’t they? Nobody sees the torment within me; the fear, insecurities, the uncertainty of the future. So, what can counselling do for me? When I first down in the clients chair I had no idea what to expect. Why…

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September Comes

It’s a strange time of year. The summer is slowly fading, the sun is sleeping early and the hustle of a new term awaits. Exam results have been had with mixtures of joy and sadness – the results dictating a new future; planned or unplanned. Excitement and dread fill homes around the country. September. It…

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SHAME

We all strive for happiness. Always wanting and keeping busy in the hope that we will achieve the ultimate happiness. Working to earn the money, to buy what we think will make us happy, only to find that once we have what we worked for, we are too tired to enjoy it and so we…

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Support in Returning Home

It can be hard coming back to ‘reality’. But then, what is reality? Having been away on tour (with the armed forces), or maybe working away in countries that are experiencing war the sense of reality changes. How can anyone understand what’s been seen or heard? How can anyone feel the same way? Who will…

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a strong feeling of worry.  It is a normal emotion, which is experienced by many people before an event such as an exam.  But when anxiety takes over it can become overwhelming and interfere with everyday life.  Maybe we’ve seen something on television that unnerves us and we are then worrying it may…

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A peaceful environment is a must

What to look for in a counsellor

Before I started my career as a counsellor I had no idea there were so many different approaches in counselling. Now, if I look for a counsellor, I see so many different theories. But what do we really look for when we’re searching? So, I asked a few questions, and compiled the answers, along with…

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