Tag: Counselling

Is What You Say to a Therapist Confidential?

Is What You Say to a Therapist Confidential?

If you’re thinking about visiting a therapist for counseling and guidance, you may be concerned about your confidentiality. You probably heard at one time or another that what you say to a therapist is confidential. While that statement is partially true, it is not 100…

Why You Should Still See a Counselor During Quarantine

Why You Should Still See a Counselor During Quarantine

The stress and fatigue caused by being in quarantine has taken a serious toll on the mental and emotional health of many. If you are one of the millions of Americans who care for their emotional health by getting counseling, you may wonder if you…

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure. It alleviates destructive behavioral patterns and helps you think differently but it won’t cure or completely eradicate your issues. Think about counseling as the drug that helps you manage symptoms of a disease, the disease being life. Think about it…

Manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You can manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Anxiety is a part of life and even a useful addition but too much anxiety can destabilise and overwhelm you. It’s not possible to eradicate anxiety completely. Many of my clients expect that Cognitive behavioral therapy will…

Do I need therapy?

Do I need therapy?

Do I need therapy? This is a question many people ask themselves during difficult times in their lives. When we begin to question our sanity or wonder whether we are being unreasonable, self-doubt can set in. When we feel we aren’t coping, we may start…

Tips to Help You Feel Like Yourself During Postpartum

Tips to Help You Feel Like Yourself During Postpartum

When the family introduces a new family member into the picture, it’s a special time for everyone involved. In addition to making room for the new baby, most new parents feel the range of emotions: anxiety, joy, and excitement.  However, the most resounding feeling is…

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

What is sectioning? Being sectioned means being detained under a ‘section’ (paragraph) of the Mental Health Act 1983 because doctors are worried you’re going to hurt yourself or other people. You’ll only be sectioned if you’re too unwell to make decisions or understand that you need help.…

Coronavirus Got You Down? 5 Reasons to See a Counselor

Coronavirus Got You Down? 5 Reasons to See a Counselor

It’s certainly no secret that the recent outbreak of coronavirus has been hard on us all. You may sometimes feel as if you are stuck on an out of control roller coaster ride that shows no signs of slowing down. Seeking counseling for your worry or grief…

Should You Go to Rehab While The COVID-19 Pandemic is Ongoing

Should You Go to Rehab While The COVID-19 Pandemic is Ongoing

The COVID-19 virus has shut down many industries across the world. From small businesses to large establishments, everything is either closed or running in a skeletal capacity and with a shortened schedule.    With these changes to our way of life, it is a question…

How to Retrain Your Brain If You Have Anxiety

How to Retrain Your Brain If You Have Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are currently the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The term anxiety itself is very broad, and it can be situational or triggered by a specific event. For example, people in car accidents may experience PTSD and anxiety as a result, but it may…

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

Be Your Most Confident Self

Be Your Most Confident Self

It is not always easy putting your best foot forward. There are times when we all want to curl up into a ball and hide beneath the duvet covers. Life can be a trial, especially when you are always busy and have no time to…