Counselling: Who is it for and what can I expect?

I decided to write a short series, partly in response to a recent query from concerned friends and relatives of someone who could really benefit from that which counselling therapy can provide and who is struggling to reconcile ‘himself’ with the possibility; and also for general consumption in an attempt to clarify the practice and to help reduce any stigma that might be attached. [Read more…]

Counselling: Dispelling the Myths

If I need counselling, I must be in real trouble; I must have failed in some way.

If you recognise and find courage to consider counselling, whether for emotional ‘niggles’ or for something you feel is more serious, this is a success in your life. A failure might be considered if you continued to neglect seeking to resolve a problem that leaves you feeling ‘less than’. [Read more…]

What Can Online Counselling Really Offer?

You’re out of the area when I need a listener.

I need your availability to meet mine.

I’m too busy to commit to the travel and distance – and those parking issues.

I will feel more comfortable discussing my challenges confidentially over the phone or online, at least until I feel a little better.

I like the convenience… and knowledge that we can meet later if I so wish. [Read more…]

Finding Peace – Mindfulness

This wonderful introduction to mindfulness is by guest author Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW who is a psychotherapist and author of Shortcuts to Inner Peace. 

It’s tempting to think that you need the tropical beach, the hammock by the lake, the walk in the woods, the yoga retreat or the special meditation cushion in order to feel the “ahhhhh” of inner peace. We all have certain props or places that we use to jump start that special sensation of anchored contentment. [Read more…]