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Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions

I had been working with a teenager for some time, she's had a life filled with meddling adults: social workers, family support, charities, multi agency panels etc. She's understandably dubious…
A day in the life

A day in the life

After getting up a 6, I arrive in my office early, it is only possible one day a week and I savour it. I drink coffee and eat granola while…
Different ways

Different ways

Yesterday I felt unsettled, uneasy and I didn't know why. Nothing bad had happened but I had that horrible nervous pit of stomach feeling. I ignored it, continued with my…
Working with teens

Working with teens

I read a post Janet Sasson Edgette Why Teenagers Hate Therapy  She talks about the different skills needed to work with young people, and how counselling training doesn't meet this…
Unhealthy self-help

Unhealthy self-help

It's an insane act, putting yourself through that... deliberately, and feeling better! Crazy people... Running, I mean why would you!? Running is a great distraction, it gets you away from…
Parenting and Mental Health Week

Parenting and Mental Health Week

I was inspired to write after reading Janine's 'Birth Basics' post. She blogged about her personal experience of battling the black dog of depression, alongside parenting her children and managing…
Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking Fast and Slow

I am currently reading 'Thinking Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman. It was a book I found at the lovely Barter Books in Alnwick a couple of weeks ago and…