Self Care – looking after number one

We need to allow clients, whether coming as a couple or individually, the time and space to better understand, and have empathy for, an other whose opinions or outlooks they don’t always share. This can often be can be a real challenge. One of the primary factors...

Smart phones – addictive behaviour or social connection

Smartphones have changed our lives. Fact. But the scary truth is that the average Brit checks their phone up to 85 times a day And that could be a staggering daily 5 hours. The new year media is overflowing with advice for weight loss, more exercise and helpful hints...

Change

At a time of seismic upheavals across the globe, we are currently dealing with changes that seemed unbelievable not long ago. Change brings uncertainty and loss, and can sometimes be so unsettling that we can feel we lack the resources to know how to cope. Twice in...

Supervision: how it serves clients

It is widely accepted that all counsellors, whether experienced or starting out, will benefit from regular professional supervision. A supervisor acts in a mentoring role, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance. Geldard and Geldard (2001)....

Inbox Anxiety – F.O.B.O (fear of being offline)

If we are to believe advertising agencies, the lead-up to Christmas is one glamorous flurry of excitement, parties and glorious food shared with smiling friends and relatives  (dozens of them, and all perfectly dressed and coiffured) Rooms are styled and presents are...

Counselling? NHS or Private?

The Differences Between the services offered on the NHS and by a Private Practice. Clients are often in two minds about seeing a counsellor/psychotherapist in the NHS and seeing one who works in private practice. The Pros and Cons of going NHS Pros: -Most importantly,...