Do you ever have a niggly, critical voice in the back of your head telling you that you aren’t good enough? I’d say it’s likely you do because it’s a pretty normal phenomenon. This voice can actually hold us back from getting on in life and make us feel miserable. The trouble is it can… Continue reading Do you have a critical voice?
Walk and talk therapy happens in the outdoors; the natural environment becomes the therapy room. I meet with clients at an agreed place in the countryside or an uncrowded outdoor space and we walk together and talk about what is important to the client. Since Covid, it has become a more popular means of connecting… Continue reading Walk and Talk Therapy
I recently attended an online lecture with Margret O’Brien, nutrition and lifestyle coach, though Iron Mill College. The main message was that it has been proven by research that good nutrition supports good mental health and poor nutrition can contribute to mental health problems. This post will share some of the main points which caught… Continue reading Food, Gut and Mental Health
To change or not to change ? The simple truth is, change is hard. This post starts to explore change as a process and how counselling fits in. How we ‘do life’ is often done in a very familiar and predictable kind of way. This gives us the comfort of knowing what to expect and… Continue reading Would you change?
This Personal Bill of Rights is an idea that we all have certain rights as human beings in personal relationships with others. We should be free to exercise these rights in a relationship and allow others the same freedoms. I’ve included this list in my blog because I have found it helpful to use as… Continue reading A Personal Bill of Rights
As an integrative counsellor; I use different therapeutic approaches according to individual client need, rather than just one approach. My main inspiration comes from the Person Centred approach and Gestalt therapy. I am drawn to work in a holistic way because we are complex, embodied beings, not just a brain on a life supporting scaffold! As… Continue reading Seven facets of being human