Posts by: helen@branch

With my last £10

With my last £10

I remember talking to a friend about the first thing we would do if we won the lottery.  His excited response involved buying a camper van, scooping up his family…
Self Harm

Self Harm

Some time ago I worked with a young person who, as part of her coping skills used self harm. She explained that the pain or adrenaline of cutting means little…
Slowing Down

Slowing Down

One of those blog posts I wrote a while ago, but I'm still following the same aim to slow down and I feel good for it! I have been ill…
Making time for blogs

Making time for blogs

It's been almost a year since I wrote a blog post! I can't believe it. I have been busy with clients and family life and whilst Branch hasn't been forgotten…
Stress squeeeze

Stress squeeeze

A client asked me why I didn't have a stress ball and I couldn't really give them an answer. I have many therapy 'toys' in my room but I guess…
Emotions Cards in use

Emotions Cards in use

This week the Emotions Cards have worked hard! They have been picked up and used as a fiddle toy by many.... including me! They have been used as a starting…
Emotions Cards

Emotions Cards

Many moons ago when I worked for a charity counselling children and families I went in search of emotions card. Emotions are funny things that can be hard to descibe…
Time for a cuppa

Time for a cuppa

When did we stop just sitting? I am ill, throbbing head, hot and shivery, aches and pains and all. I went to work till I realised I was too dizzy…