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Cognitive behavioural therapy

Benefits of online counselling

Benefits of online counselling

The benefits of online counselling are clear. Choosing a therapist online means you can choose the therapist that is most suited to you from a wider geographic location. Online counselling in the privacy of your own home can make it easier to feel safer and […]

What makes a good counsellor?

What makes a good counsellor?

I have often wondered what the magic ingredients are that make a good counsellor. I always knew that qualifications alone would not make a good counsellor. I had seen it for myself, people with academic qualification but who had no people skills at all. No […]

The fork in the road

The fork in the road

Photo by sun dazed The fork in the road Hmmmmn, the proverbial fork in the road. Making big life decisions is something we all have to face, Some of us seem to do a lot better than others though when it comes to being decisive. […]

Reframing – the power of perspective

Reframing – the power of perspective

Reframing – the power of perspective There are many ways to look at a single experience/event. It’s important to remember that our perceptions create our reality. If we see something as negative, our brains will use this message and create a state that makes it […]

Do what’s in your heart

Do what’s in your heart

  Photo by GU / 古天熱 Do what’s in your heart Inner wisdom is so underrated. When you do what’s in your heart and you follow your instinct, amazing things happen. The thing is, we tend to ignore that wise inner voice that is trying […]

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises Photo by Tetsumo Why is it that we fear uncertainty? Life is inherently uncertain yet we do our best to resist this fact on so many levels. We insure ourselves up to the hilt in order to stay safe. […]

10 Signs of good therapy

10 Signs of good therapy

  10 Signs of good therapy Good rapport A good therapist will make you feel at ease. They will not judge you nor will they tell you what to do. When you feel safe and accepted and feel you could tell your therapist anything, you […]

What are safety behaviours?

What are safety behaviours?

Photo by UltraSlo1 What are safety behaviours? We all engage in safety behaviours to differing degrees. A safety behaviour is something we do to provide us relief from anxiety. The problem with safety behaviours is that they only work temporarily and our attempts to self […]