How can I get my child seen faster by CAMHS?

So many people are having difficulties getting their child seen by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). There are a few things you can try to try to get an appointment more quickly: Why is it taking so long to get an appointment with CAMHS? There are a number of reasons why it canContinue reading “How can I get my child seen faster by CAMHS?”

Why is grief worse at Christmas?

Grief can be particularly difficult during the holiday season because it can be a time of intense emotions and memories. Holidays are often a time when people come together with family and friends to celebrate, and the absence of a loved one who has passed away can be particularly poignant during this time. Additionally, theContinue reading “Why is grief worse at Christmas?”

Why am I always so anxious?

There are many potential reasons why someone might feel anxious. Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress, and it can be caused by a wide range of factors, including genetics, environment, and personal experiences. Some people may be more prone to anxiety due to their genetics, while others may develop anxiety as aContinue reading “Why am I always so anxious?”

How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?

This is a question I get asked by parents who are concerned about the behaviour they are seeing in their children. Sometimes it can be a temporary thing, other times it can be prolonged. But what causes it in the first place? A child may scratch at themselves if they are uncomfortable, may have aContinue reading “How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?”

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?”

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”