Choosing A Private Counsellor

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.

The impact this has, is that many people say therapy doesn’t work for them and their bad experience then stops them from seeking further help. So what’s the alternative?

Kindness Through Compassion

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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A heart to understand.

I had some client feedback this week which resonates strongly with this quote. The Client said ‘Counselling has helped me to talk and open up about problems that had been upsetting me for years. Talking about them has helped me release them and I feel much happier in my life.’ Giving advice shuts down the…

Pain and struggle.

Many of us enjoy solving problems, many more of us watch programmes where we watch others find solutions whether it’s Dr Who, Jonathan Creek or Sherlock Holmes; we like puzzles and their answers. We have an ideal in our society that we can somehow know everything, that answers are just waiting to be found, if…

Alice and the Cheshire Cat.

ÔÇťAlice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …So long as I get somewhere. The…