Listening skills is one of the first things taught in counselling skills training. This may sound a little basic but really listening is not that easy. It takes practice to stay with what someone else is saying, to remain present and not to interrupt.
The problem is, most of the time when someone is talking we are not really listening to what they are saying, instead we are thinking about our related experiences and what we are going to say in reply. I imagine you will know what I mean and have experience of talking only to be interrupted or [Read more …]
It seems that spring is finally here, with lighter evenings and days that are brighter and warmer. I find that this time of year inspires many people to get on and do something new or something they have been putting off for a while.
Recently I have seen a number of new people come into counselling to improve their life or to make some change that they have been thinking about for a while.
All this positivity has rubbed off on me and I have decided to make some changes to my website and include a blog page, that I [Read more …]
Cheltenham Counsellor Debbie Fitchsampson on Facebook
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