Divorce Doesn't Mean Failure. Couple looking out to sea.

Marriage is forever, except when it’s not. And it’s high time we stopped seeing divorce as failure and started embracing the new chapter we move into when marriage comes to an end.

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Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down.

Christmas time is often portrayed as a time of joy, laughter, family, and magical experiences. But that is not the case for many, and it’s ok to not be ok at Christmas. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people, with redundancies, businesses struggling to survive, stretched finances, children at home 24/7…

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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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Finding Inner Peace.

When life gets hectic, it can seem like finding a sense of inner peace is frankly impossible to reach. But it is closer than you think.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Returning to work after baby loss image

Returning to work after losing your baby is often a welcome distraction and a chance to return to a routine, but for some it’s a daunting prospect, what do you say to people? When is the best time to go back? Will you be able to cope? Be sure to take time to figure out…

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A peaceful environment is a must

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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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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