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
Let the children have their way Let the children play Let the children play Carlos Santana / Leon N Patillo ‘Let the children play’ is a sentiment very close to my heart at the moment. Children of Ukraine Events in Ukraine serve to focus my thoughts on children where their previously safe world has suddenly… Continue reading Let the children play
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?
Everybody’s talking at me I don’t hear a word they’re saying Only the echoes of my mind Fred Neil ‘Everybody’s Talking’ is popular song made famous in the evocative film “Midnight Cowboy”. This tune has always stuck with me. It has started playing in my mind on occasions when I have felt ‘talked at’ for… Continue reading Everybody’s talking at me
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