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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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 …]

Your Mid Year Review

Your Mid Year Review

Focus on you

Can you believe we are already half way through this year? Now is a good time for your mid-year review! How are you? Have you achieved some of the things you wanted to this year? I hope so. Take some time over the next week or so to focus on yourself, review where you are and ask yourself, “How am I?”

Your mid year review questions:

1. What has gone well for you this year? 2. Have you congratulated yourself on your achievements? 3. What has not gone well for you? 4. Do you know [Read more …]