counselling

When the grief comes back..

When the grief comes back..

Something I have talked about with clients and thought about in my own life is re-experiencing loss at later points in life. It is a widely understood thing that anniversaries…
Back to school

Back to school

I'm enjoying the last couple of days of the Easter holidays. While I have still seen private clients, I have been away from school work where I see about 15…
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…
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…