How Counselling Helped Me

Individual Counselling

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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4 Actions for Successful Relationships

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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In Praise of Talking Therapy

As a provider of talking therapy, or counselling as many of us call it, I felt excited when I came across this great article in praise of talking therapy. The article, 11 Intriguing Reasons To Give Talk Therapy A Try, explains clearly how and why talking therapy can help with many difficulties. In particular it is in praise of the analytical approach that psychodynamic counselling offers. This is my main approach, although I have also trained in using CBT and solution focused skills as well.

The introduction of the article says: “Many of us grew up under the impression that [Read more …]