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.

How to ride out intense emotions

How to manage intense emotions 1. Recognise that your brain has been temporarily hijacked If we think about our brain as if it were a computer, our brain goes offline when we experience difficult and intense emotions like anger, fear or shame. Our...

Self regulation and your child

Children learn self-regulation gradually and through many sources and strategies. One key source is, of course, through imitation of the adult role models in their lives. Therefore, by modelling these strategies is absolutely vital both for your children...

Therapeutic Play

Play is the way in which children learn and develop understand the world around them, and express their feelings. It is how they communicate. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, it connects us to people in a positive way, stimulates creative...

Managing anxiety and its effects on our children

Anxiety is very common in children, and there can be a whole range of reasons why.   Statistics currently provided by (Mentalhealth.org) are that between 8-11% of children and adolescents struggle with anxiety which impacts on their quality of life.  As parents, we...

Cravings and how to manage them

Cravings are a natural by-product of drug/alcohol use or whatever your drug of choice may be.  They can be experienced by anyone, at anytime, anywhere and frequently years after using stops.  Remember the smell of a freshly lit cigarette? A joint being smoked on the...

Self harm

Self-harm is not a new, however, it does seem to be becoming a more widespread topic of conversation within my field of work and in general. Social media also plays a role in its expansion. What is the truth about self-harm? Why, when a person is already in emotional...

Quotes to uplift and inspire

Life can simply be really, really tough sometimes, not that you need me to tell you that I’m sure.   If you’re experiencing tough times yourself, this post is meant simply to provide you with a boost of spirit-strengthening, uplifting and emotionally supporting...

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 quite...

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. To...

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...