Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud

Hermann Hesse

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If you feel that you have some difficulties, that are preventing you from engaging fully with life then counselling can help. Generally, people seek counselling for a variety of reasons, and usually want things to be different and have hope for a better future. Having the space and opportunity to explore these issues in counselling can give you the chance to look at a problem from a different point of view, whilst creating the time needed to compose a solution.

Grief after suicide can feel different

  Although the way grief is experienced is as individual as we are, there can be some differences felt when someone has died by suicide. To lose someone in this way is confusing, complicated and tragic. A death by suicide is usually unexpected, often sudden and...
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5 Ways to build resilience in children

  Resilience, I wrote about this in a previous post and its connection to adults. Now, I have started to think about how we can support its development in children.  Resilience is described as being able to bounce back from stress, challenge, trauma or adversity....
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Keep calm and breathe on

Life can often feel stressful, demands are placed upon us and this can feel heavy and overwhelming at times. Many of us need to wear a variety of hats throughout the day, and flitting between roles can soon take its toll. So, it’s understandable that stress is a...
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Resilience “Take the learnings and burn the crap”

  Resilience..........Why do some people bounce back from adversity and misfortune?  Why do others seem to struggle more?   Resilience can be defined as our ability to bounce back from and cope in the face of adversity. If we are resilient, we are more able...
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Grieving? Here are 5 tips that can help

Grief is an individual process, there is not a specific set of strategies to follow that will help everyone. What I have noticed through my work and personal experience is that we all find our way through by coping in a various of ways. In order to heal, we have to...
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Challenge your Winter blues with these tips

Most of us have heard of the phrase ‘winter blues” particularly at this time of year. It may manifest as an increased sense of anxiety about the end of the year and the upcoming holidays — whether that’s because of the challenges of managing family life or separation...
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Supporting children in grief

How can we support children in grief? Explaining that a loved one has died to a child is a very difficult and upsetting task.   As a parent or loved one you will want to support them with their pain and loss.   It can be difficult to know how much information to...
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Men and the Importance of Self Care

Men need and benefit from self-care as much women do.  When committed to, it builds upon and creates a more positive relationship that you have with yourself.  It is vital for stress and mood management.  Knowing how to take care of yourself is a lifelong task.  It...
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How Therapy Works

How does Therapy work?   I am often asked by clients,   What will happen in a session?   How many times will I need to come?   How much does it cost?   In truth, the answer is that it depends……..   As a Humanistic therapist, I believe that the single most...
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Surviving Flashbacks

If you have PTSD, you may be struggling to cope with flashbacks and dissociation.  Flashbacks are one of the re-experiencing symptoms of PTSD.  During a flashback, a person may feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again. These happen as a result...
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