And why it is so important for relationships Why is apologising so hard? Do we feel like we're giving in, we've 'lost', we are losing power? Perhaps we're not well equipped to apologise well. Perhaps 'I'm sorry' is too often seen as an admission of inadequacy. I grew up in a household where adults did … Continue reading The art of apologising
As I write this I'm aware that just thinking about COVID-19 and the situation we find ourselves in has raised my heart rate and created a sick feeling in my stomach. Things feel out of our control in a way most of us will never have experienced before. Resisting this reality will only serve to … Continue reading Ways to live with global uncertainty
When I began my studies to be a counsellor - over 13 years ago now - we were required to be in therapy throughout the course of our diploma. It was strangely one of the most debated aspects of the course with some students feeling it was not a necessary part of the studies. And … Continue reading counselling for trainee therapists
Understanding what the symptoms of anxiety are can help you feel better in control of your anxiety. Being more informed about anxiety symptoms can help break the cycle of feeling anxious, experiencing physical symptoms, being worried about the body experiences, and becoming more anxious. Anxiety symptoms - the link between body and mind I’m reading … Continue reading What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Which is more effective: online or face-to-face counselling? Perhaps a more useful question would be what kind of therapy - online counselling or face-to-face counselling - is better for my particular circumstances? With the huge expansion of people using the digital environment to support their health and wellbeing, online counselling is increasing in popularity. Many … Continue reading Online counselling vs face-to-face counselling