Mature lady with grey hair and glasses smiles whilst sitting outside with leaves behind her. The Power of the Pause. Irinni Counselling

The Power of the Pause

Life can be hectic at times and the tasks on our to-do list seem never-ending, but there is power in the pause, if only we slow down, even for just a moment. With jobs to go to, children or relatives to care for, homes to clean, shopping to do, meals to cook, appointments to organise,…

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Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

Shame is a wide-spread epidemic and left unaddressed it ruins lives, often for generations, but what if you don’t even realise that shame is at the root of your problems? I don’t believe that shame is helpful. In fact, shame is more likely to be the source of destructive behaviour than the solution or cure,…

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How to Support a Friend With Anxiety

How to Support a Friend With Anxiety

It is understandable to be worried about a friend with anxiety and not know how to support them if you have never experienced it yourself. But there are some simple things you can do to help and ways to offer support without fearing that you will say or do the wrong thing. What is anxiety?…

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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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