counselling

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…

A therapist with personality?

A constant battle all therapists go through is how much of self to give in session. By this I don’t mean telling a client about your relationships and favourite food…

Starting Therapy

Starting therapy or counselling is a massive step which all therapists have to remind themselves of, throughout their career, whenever they meet a new client. Starting a new job is…

What do we take from Goodbye?

If it makes you feel sad to see someone walk away then you know that you had something special with them. What do we take from relationships, encounters and experiences?…

Toys at work!

As I was slapping my hands for neglecting my blog, I was thinking about how lovely my job is; coming home covered in sand and paint! Although I am predominantly…

Autumn Break

This weekend I celebrated a family members birthday at an Autumn market with the dog. It was a welcome break from thoughts about clients, services, students, colleagues, money and paying…