Benefits of counselling

Mamma mia; here I go again!

Don't worry, there are no spoilers here!  I'm talking about those times when you find yourself thinking the same old thoughts and doing the same old things.  Some people liken it to playing the same old record, going round and round on a carousel, or finding themselves trapped on a downward spiral. For some reason… Continue reading Mamma mia; here I go again!

Wellbeing and mental health

When Sunday meets Monday

Do you ever get that sinking feeling on a Sunday evening when you realise tomorrow is Monday? It now has a name: Smonday. Monday has arrived early and is impacting negatively on your weekend.  You can feel the stress levels rise, and maybe the anxiety, too, and if you’ve had a long relaxing weekend, or… Continue reading When Sunday meets Monday

Wellbeing and mental health

Today’s the day!

When was the last time you tried something for the first time? In our busy lives it can be tempting to streamline everything with routine - when we do the same things day in, day out we know exactly how long things will take, the resources we will need, and the order to complete tasks… Continue reading Today’s the day!

Wellbeing and mental health

Create space to score a goal

As we start another week, what's on your To Do list?  People under stress can often feel that their life has gone into overdrive, and they've lost the ability to pull on the handbrake.  Time speeds up, adrenaline starts pumping and you can feel breathless before the day gets underway. Alternatively, you may feel so… Continue reading Create space to score a goal

Wellbeing and mental health

Improved mental health could be a walk in the park

If the sunshine today is tempting you outside, go with it.  Studies show how being outdoors can lift your spirits, and that a walk in the woods, stroll along a beach, or hike up a mountain can have positive effects which last for up to 7 hours.  Even the colours of the countryside can have… Continue reading Improved mental health could be a walk in the park

Benefits of counselling

“Where’s your couch?”

"Where's your couch?" It's a question I'm often asked.  And I can see the apprehension in their eyes.  The idea of lying down, feeling vulnerable and exposed, can become a huge hurdle in seeking therapy.  For the record, I don't have a couch, or a clipboard.  What I do have is a light airy room… Continue reading “Where’s your couch?”