therapy

It’s all in the balance

It’s all in the balance

You know when you are loaded with cold; snotty, shivering and your head is banging? You stand in the bathroom mirror trying to decide whether you should push yourself and…
Just one line

Just one line

How can thinking of one word make difference in counselling, parenting, or facing anyone in an emotional state? In one my one counselling roles I was asked to record my…
Unless we are stressed

Unless we are stressed

Unless we are stressed we are not trying. Unless we are sweating we are not working hard enough. Unless we are working outside of office hours we are not doing…
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Did you make a New year's resolution? Or a general goal? How is that going? Hopefully well, but maybe you have already eaten the extra chocolates, skipped the day at…
Who am I now?

Who am I now?

We go through certain stages in life: child, adolescence, young adult, adult, old age. Each stage comes with its own focus and transition between stages, a learning curve and change.…
Beginning again

Beginning again

It's the new school year.  Fresh books, shiny shoes and good intentions. Teachers with new lesson plans and renewed passion, students with motivation and goals, and parents with determination and…
I’m just being silly…

I’m just being silly…

So many times in a first session with a client, they apologise for wasting my time or prefix their feeling with the words: "I know I'm being silly but..."    or…
Exams and Ends

Exams and Ends

This is always a strange time of year in schools; exams for years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and saying goodbye to most year 11s and all 13s. Stress, anxiety,…