It is natural to feel worried, tense or afraid at times. These feelings can become bigger when dealing with a stressful situation. If you are finding that your worries are impacting on your everyday life and the things you enjoy, it can help to have a chance to talk things through in counselling. Counselling can… Continue reading Anxiety
It is not easy to achieve a good balance in life, this is usually related to work and life. What happens when you put another element in, caring ? I noticed that it was highlighted over the pandemic lockdowns the stress and strains having schools closed and the added pressure for parents to juggle, home… Continue reading The caring balance
This month I am writing about the theme of loneliness. Loneliness has been chosen as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May). Why loneliness ? Loneliness has been chosen as it is affecting more and more people. Since the start of the pandemic, it has had a huge impact on our physical and… Continue reading Loneliness
It is not an uncommon phrase to hear, so how do we know when we are stressed and what can we do to ease it ? Like many things it is quite often not feeling ‘right’ that alerts us to something being wrong. Physical symptoms such as headaches, upset tummies, not being able to sleep,… Continue reading I’m stressed !!!
Today, is time to talk awareness day, 3rd February 2022. A day which aims to create supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. Mental health can have a stigma within certain communities, families, and settings. Time to talk is trying to shift stigma to conversations. I believe that everyone… Continue reading Time to talk
I wanted to share a few thoughts on something a lot of us do …. Assume. Assumptions can become unhelpful, even paralysing. Assuming something can be feeding a worry, or perhaps it may stop us asking for support. Assumptions can cause problems in relationships, friendships and in general. Having outlined where assumptions are not something… Continue reading I know what you are going to say !
I am sure I am not alone sitting thinking, where do I start ? It can feel overwhelming when you find yourself unable to keep on top of things. Taking care of those around you first may be necessary at times but it can mean that things can get put to one side and start… Continue reading Where to start ?
Being independent is helpful, you can manage to meet your needs and take care of yourself. But, what happens if something comes up that you are not able to manage by yourself, do you ask for help ? Your independence may be tested as you are a new parent or taking on some caring duties… Continue reading Are you resistant to receiving help, but always helping others?
We often carry so many labels in life. There are our family labels, our work labels and social labels. This can mean that we are caught up in roles which then leave uncertainty to what is left as the true me. It is a common theme for clients to mention that they feel lost, they… Continue reading Who am I ?
An endless to do list and so much to organise is the normal pattern for when I take a break away from work. The pressure to make sure I have done everything I can to make sure everything is up to date, clean and tidy. It can feel a bit overwhelming and stressful at times,… Continue reading Taking a break