Many people’s first point of call is a GP or wellbeing centre, however a LOT of people I see, struggle with long waiting times, not being able to access more than 6-8 sessions, seeing different people during the assessment process, so they have to tell people their story over and over again, not being offered the therapy they want, and most importantly not being able to choose their therapist.
This week is mental health awareness week, and the theme is kindness. For me kindness and compassion go hand in hand, especially in these unprecedented times. Through compassion we can find the path to being kind to ourselves and others.
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Negative feelings like sadness, depression, loneliness, trauma, hurt, anger and loss are useful and essential emotions. They tell us that something is wrong and it needs to be changed, or worked through. Loss of a loved one for instance cannot be changed but it can be worked through with the process of mourning.
I love being a counsellor, it’s a privilege to be trusted to share someone’s life journey for a while. To really listen and try to understand their point of view, their hope, fears, suffering and sacrifices. To watch someone begin to see the hope and joy in life, and to help them become authors ofContinue reading “Being a counsellor”
This is Buddha’s take on how meditation can help you mental wellbeing. He implies loss of anger, anxiety, depression and fear is an unburdening of the self. A letting go that brings peace. I myself practice meditation and I use it when appropriate in my counselling work with clients. I find it helps not onlyContinue reading “Meditation and Mental Wellbeing”