Mindfulness can be hard but it’s all part of the journey. Being patient and non-judgmental with ourselves, developing compassion will help.
An integrative counsellor will work with their client to understand their needs and then combine different ideas from various therapeutic models. In merging different elements it means the counsellor works fleixbly depending upon each individual client. Integrative counselling is a relational approach, the client takes an active role in the direction of the therapy. True… Continue reading What is integrative counselling?
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 runs from 15th-21st May and is themed around anxiety. Search Google for “anxiety” and you’ll immediately be faced with details about what disordered anxiety looks like. But anxiety is a completely normal emotion and it’s important we don’t lose sight of this! It’s normal to feel anxious about: Anxiety tells… Continue reading Anxiety—a normal emotion, out of control!
You may have come across this post wondering if you’re autistic or ADHD. Is counselling the right course of action? Will a counsellor understand the way your brain works? It can be really hard when you’ve been feeling like an alien, feeling as though you don’t fit in, feeling as though no one understands… To… Continue reading How can counselling help neurodivergent adults?
So, you’ve made the brave step and decided counselling will be helpful but you’re now faced with an array of counsellors, all of whom look qualified and nice enough but how do you know who will be the right counsellor for you?! Sometimes you may simply get a gut feeling and that’s absolutely fine but… Continue reading How to choose a counsellor
If you’re thinking about booking in a counselling session it can feel a bit daunting, there may be a tinge on excitement but anxiety and apprehension and likely to be the overriding feelings. I thought this might help a little bit with any queries you have about what the first session might look like. Of… Continue reading What will the first session look like?