Counselling is a talking therapy that can help people to deal with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and trauma. It can also help people to improve their communication and interpersonal skills, develop coping mechanisms, and make positive changes in their lives. [Read more…]
When we think of an individual facing challenges with addiction, it’s possible to neglect the impact on others close to that individual. In this guest post, author Helen Weir shares some helpful insight into just how those closest to the challenge of addiction are affected – and what can help. [Read more…]
Some of you may have seen my new 2-minute ‘welcome’ video, but for those of you who haven’t, read on. [Read more…]
A happy New Year to all my readers, connections, supporters, and not least, clients past – present and future. Of the two hundred and fifty blog posts I’ve published, over the past four years, I thought as we hurtle towards 2016 I would share a reminder of the diversity of some of those from 2015. [Read more…]
Discovering the cost and value of counselling – or not!
There are a number of barriers that prospective clients of therapy perceive. The financial implications are just one of these but if the financial cost of employing guidance appears high, just imagine the ongoing costs without!
Because even if I do have challenges (and don’t we all), I don’t want to be considered a failure. It’s not like I’m sick! (Psst! You don’t need to be ill to gain new perspectives.) The cultural shift is under way. People ARE becoming more comfortable engaging a counsellor because the psychological wellbeing knowledge base is growing. IT’s out there! [Read more…]
The truth is, who wouldn’t sooner fix the car or some other mechanical part of our lives? Who ever heard of a ‘mechanical’ stigma? When the car breaks down or needs attention, we might get emotional about it. The inconvenience, cost, all sorts of judgements but mostly we know it has to be done, and so we bite the bullet. [Read more…]
Okay, I’m the first to openly admit my preferences for delivering psychological therapies such as counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training are via face-to-face collaboration from my practice, near Newmarket in Suffolk, UK. However, over the past few years there is more of a demand for my services to be made available online. [Read more…]
As a counsellor, or indeed any therapist, we are limited to the value we can achieve for our clients by our available skills and scope… but also the clients own willingness or ability to collaborate. [Read more…]