Exercise for Mental Health

So many people tell you to increase your exercise routine when you are suffering mentally and for some, getting off the couch to use the bathroom is hard enough so being asked to do some kind of exercise is just too much. I remember thinking “But I feel so exhausted, I can’t possibly do anythingContinue reading “Exercise for Mental Health”

Top 10 tips for a good night sleep

Dogs and babies seem to have no trouble with sleeping so why do so many of us have issues with sleeping? Many clients come to me saying that they are struggling to sleep. We look at the stresses that are causing them to lie awake at night and try to come up with a planContinue reading “Top 10 tips for a good night sleep”

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”

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”