The bravest thing you can do…

Asking for help is the bravest thing you can do when you are having a hard time and I am sure you have heard about Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex having asked for help. It really is brave, admitting that you are struggling and that you are feeling like things can’t go on as theyContinue reading “The bravest thing you can do…”

Top 10 tips for self-care

It’s so important to look after ourselves, especially if you are feeling anxious. Here are my top 10 self-care tips. Try some and see if they help. Number 1 Enjoy a book: Spend some time with your feet up and get stuck into a good book. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction or a graphic novel,Continue reading “Top 10 tips for self-care”

The key to happiness

Would you like to know where the key to happiness is? It’s February, it’s cold and we are still in lockdown in the UK. But guess what, I know where the key is. Read on to find out… Many people search for years for happiness, the jobs they do, the houses they buy, the peopleContinue reading “The key to happiness”

Here we go again!

Lockdown again in the UK to help protect the NHS and stop the spread of Covid-19. How do you feel about it? I have to admit that although I welcome the lockdown to stop this horrible virus, I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. I had nothing planned for today, limited forContinue reading “Here we go again!”

Acceptance of fate

How often do we read about changing ourselves and setting big goals to move us towards a perfect life? Sayings like “you wouldn’t set out on a journey without planning the route” come to mind. It’s true, we do need to know where we are going and what we want to achieve but sometimes fateContinue reading “Acceptance of fate”

Panic

As a counsellor in training I have had clients who have been exhibiting signs of panic and anxiety and I have been able to relate to them well as I have been there too. Many people experience panic attacks at some point in their life but for those who experience them regularly, they pose realContinue reading “Panic”

Using CBT within Person-Centred Therapy

Until I started my training to become a counsellor, I had not experienced Person-Centred Therapy, I had only had CBT and at that point I was not a fan. Having learnt more over the last few years, and particularly this year, I have seen the benefit of using CBT techniques incorporated within PC work. CounsellingContinue reading “Using CBT within Person-Centred Therapy”

Anxiety

2020 is going well isn’t it!!! This is probably an understatement. What is doing well though is anxiety, it’s loving all this uncertainty in the world. Let’s look at some things that may help you through. If we think about anxiety as being an annoying little person interrupting our day we can look at waysContinue reading “Anxiety”