Tag: Counselling

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 

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this 

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

The helpless feeling you get in the face of fear is no joke. If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or fears, it can feel limiting. The many types of therapy available can make it hard to know what will help. Exposure