Top tips for surviving Burnout

We all suffer from burnout now and again. Things build up and get on top of us and it suddenly feels like you don’t know what to do first, where to start, or even to start at all. Whether you are a parent, have a full time job, family commitments or have suffered a bereavement, or all of the above, burnout can happen at any time to anyone and without warning.

Is counselling right for me?

Counselling is available for everyone but there are a few things to consider. Is it the right time for me to have counselling, have I got the right counsellor, can I make the time needed to really engage in counselling? Is the time right for you? Have you got something either on your mind orContinue reading “Is counselling right for me?”

The Menopause and Me

Over the last few months I have felt like something alien has taken over my body and mind. I get forgetful and irritable, I ache pretty much all over, I have bursts of energy but am mainly exhausted and my periods are so irregular it is untrue. I didn’t think I could be menopausal justContinue reading “The Menopause and Me”

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…”

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”