counselling

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…
Happiness

Happiness

I'm really happy at the minute. Obviously this is life, so I could do with being fitter, I have an annoying spot on my chin, the house could be cleaner,…

Safety and Self-Harm

I have worked with many young people who have used self-harm as a coping skill. They have often confided in others, seen GPs and child or adolescent mental health professionals…
The Story of Self-Harm

The Story of Self-Harm

Felicia Johnson 'Her' I came across this book on Twitter. Twitter has given me interesting conversation, up to date therapy news, gift ideas and local activities and most recently a…
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…
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…