You Are Not to Blame

Surviving the loss of a loved one, who took their own life through suicide, has a number of complexities that the natural death of a loved one, may not necessarily have.  Some, or all, of the following responses are common: Shock Frustration Anger Disbelief Denial Helplessness Fixating on the imagined, or known, image of the…

It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day…

It is always lovely when people ask me about my work.  I am often asked about where I work, about the sort of work that I do and about my profession.  I thought it might be nice to share with my readers, something of what is a typical day for me, before I even get…

Onward and Upward

Contrary to what one might expect, one of the most difficult aspects of completing a course of Counselling or Psychotherapy is, for some, the ending itself.  The final stages of therapy, as much as the ending itself, may serve as a reminder of other endings that have been experienced in life or may simply be an emotional…

Skype Counselling

Therapy, wherever you choose to be… I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision via Skype. Why Use Skype? Perhaps you live abroad, or you are some distance from my treatment rooms, but you want to have your counselling, psychotherapy or clinical supervision sessions with a UK trained, UK accredited Counsellor or Psychotherapist? Don’t worry about differences…

The Art of Feeling

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso. Being Creative. As a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I commit to ongoing training; an ethos of ‘Continuing Professional Development’ (CPD), in order to maintain my accredited status.  I don’t object to this, for I love both my profession and learning. I am…

Anxiety – From Foe to Friend

In my role as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I meet many people who suffer with anxiety.  The symptoms they experience are usually a combination of the emotional and the physical and the result can be a very disturbing and destabilising sense of anguish. An Unhelpful Context. I find myself disappointed by the way in which…

The Writer Wheel

This is just a brief post but I thought that any fellow Writers out there might appreciate this idea that I found on Pinterest (I don’t know who designed it, I’m afraid): It is limited, but it does offer quick access to broader vocabulary and themes.  As an exercise, it might even be an idea…