This is a great article that clearly and simply explains how counselling can help. Samantha Bye writes about her experiences of counselling and how it helped her better understand and then manage her anxiety and depression.
She writes to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health and says, “I think some people believe that counselling is just for those with extreme issues, but it really isn’t. No one’s mental health problem is more important than someone else’s, and having a neutral and well-qualified person to check in with makes a world of difference”.
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I recently came across this useful article which I thought I would share. I particularly like the sentence at the beginning: “Marriage is not a noun, it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do”. Of course you do not need to be married to your partner, this could be equally true of any loving relationship.
If you are in a relationship why not take a moment to read this article, 4 Actions for Successful Relationships and take some time to reflect upon your relationship. Is there something you could change or do differently?
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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 …]