Taking a break

I am taking a short break and I will be back again from the beginning of September. I currently have availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bishop’s Cleeve and on Wednesday daytime in central Cheltenham. I would be pleased to hear from you and will get back to you promptly on my return. You can get in touch here.

Celebrating 7 Years in Private Practice!

 

This month I am celebrating 7 years in private practice.

I started my career as a counsellor in 2006 within the safety of a large counselling and training charity. I am delighted that I continue to be part of that organisation where I provide counselling one day a week.

In 2011 I stepped outside the security of an organisation to start my private practice. Over the last seven years I have organised all aspects of my work, finding premises, getting insurance, learning about marketing and many others things. There have been some running-your-own-business challenges along the way, but [Read more …]

10 tips for exam success

10 tips for exam success - Debbie Fitchsampson Counselling

10 tips for exam success

If you are in the exam season you will know how stressful this can be. Here are some tips to help you through your revision and towards exam success.

1. Routine

Keep to a routine and don’t make any significant changes right now. If you usually go to bed at 10pm stay with this. If you go to bed at 9pm because you have an exam in the morning you may find you spend that extra hour trying to get to sleep.

2. Keep calm

Try to stop your worries running away with [Read more …]