Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: Counselling

Common patterns of behaviour

Common patterns of behaviour

As a counsellor, I am very privileged in the common patterns of behaviour that I witness. I have met many individuals and couples with their own unique challenges and this has allowed me to create links between certain characteristics/behaviour and mental health issues. I thought […]

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 […]

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Myth:  CBT emphasizes the power of positive thinking Fact: CBT emphasizes the importance of realistic thinking. It reduces anxiety by replacing unrealistic, exaggerated thinking with more accurate realistic evaluations. Myth:  CBT is slow and can take many […]

The Inner child

The Inner child

    The Inner Child The inner child is there in all of us. Have you ever found that your head tells you one thing but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing the opposite? My inner child really showed herself during a recent […]

Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy

Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy

  Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy You are emotionally struggling – weighed down by different feelings or profound sadness/anxiety/hopelessness.. you might have been going through a number of things that life threw at you from left, right […]

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

  What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Past events and our upbringings shape the way we think. As we progress through life we begin to make assumptions about ourselves and others – some of these thoughts will be helpful and others will be unhelpful. In the […]

How to have a successful relationship

How to have a successful relationship

How to have a successful relationship Stop scoring points A successful relationship always involves acting with integrity, Even if your partner doesn’t. Respond in the best possible way and treat them as you would wish to be treated. Stop keeping score as this leads to resentment. […]

Cognitive behavioural therapy and anxiety

Cognitive behavioural therapy and anxiety

  Cognitive behavioural therapy and anxiety Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a great intervention for anxiety. Understanding where anxiety comes from is extremely useful in being able to tackle feelings of fear and doubt creeping. Cognitive behavioural therapy looks at the interaction between the thoughts […]