counselling

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…
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…
The label of therapy!

The label of therapy!

I have heard it said (somewhat light hearted): "Well I am not in therapy yet!" "As long as my child is not in therapy I have done ok" "They are…

Depression or just life!

I saw this picture and was reminded of a young teenager I used to work with. They were diagnosed by a GP with depression which impacted on them heavily. The…

Finding Happiness

Family life is a tangled web, the old nucleur unit is long gone, the work-life balance is unsettled, economics are dire, relationships complicated, expectations vast and social culture diverse and…