Over Christmas and the New Year I read the book Help Me, by Marianne Power. Marianne decided one November day, that she would read 12 self help books in the coming year
Posted on Friday, 25th January 2019
Sometimes, I think it is interesting for people to hear about counselling from the counsellor’s perspective.
Posted on Thursday, 15th November 2018
I have read so many pieces about a new season being upon us and all the joy that brings. With all the positivity around this new chapter in the year, it can feel like no room is given or allowed for any less positive feelings anyone may be feeling about this change in season.
Posted on Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Through mindfulness meditation, we learn to accept ourselves as we are - good and bad - and from there, clear the way for our mind to become a calmer, healthier, less cluttered, more productive, less critical, and happier space
Posted on Wednesday, 19th September 2018
There are many things we can do every day that positively or negatively impact our mental health. One of these things is something that all humans do
Posted on Tuesday, 28th August 2018
If you’ve never had counselling before, the thought of the first session can be daunting and anxiety provoking. You might not know what to expect or what is expected of you.
Posted on Wednesday, 25th July 2018
Do you know the difference between introverts and extroverts? They are often words which are used a lot, but there can be some common misconceptions about the two. Here are some myths surrounding extroverts and introverts:
Posted on Thursday, 12th July 2018
Workplace stress is a widespread problem at the moment. It can be extremely detrimental to wellbeing and general health. If your workplace stress is becoming too much to cope with then it may be beneficial to talk to a professional counsellor.
In the meantime, there are some practical steps you can take which may make your day to day work life more manageable and over time could make a big difference to your wellbeing:
Posted on Wednesday, 16th May 2018
Change is inevitable in life. They say there are only two certain things- death and taxes. But I would add change to this list.
People find change hard for many different reasons. Even if the change is ‘positive’ it can be stressful. Here are some reasons why:
Posted on Friday, 4th May 2018
Over the last year or so I have really got into listening to podcasts. In fact, I’ve become rather conscious that I now often start a sentence with, ‘I was listening to this podcast..’. I listen to at least one a day. For me they serve many purposes.
Posted on Wednesday, 18th April 2018
Hi, I’m Laura and sometimes I have Imposter Syndrome. I think this is something that most people have felt at some point in their work life. That terrifying thought that we are a fraud, we don’t deserve to be in this position, and any minute someone is going to find this out and expose us.
Posted on Wednesday, 11th April 2018
Everywhere we go at the moment we are hearing about wellbeing and self care. However, workplace stress seems to be at an all time high. It is estimated that over half a million UK employees are suffering from workplace stress and 12.5 million sick days were taken in 2017 due to workplace stress.
Posted on Thursday, 5th April 2018
Sometimes situations arise and we have to have a difficult conversation with someone. They might have done something to annoy or upset us and we need to address it. Or, we may be approached by someone who needs to speak to us about something.
Confrontation can so be difficult and something we often go out of our way to avoid. However, communication is nearly always the best option and the result is usually worth the uncomfortable feeling during the process.
Posted on Thursday, 29th March 2018
(No Spoilers!) This book was published in Spring 2017 and very quickly had a lot of talk surrounding it. Everywhere I went someone had read it and was singing its praises. So I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Posted on Wednesday, 21st March 2018
It sometimes feels like we’ve accepted our fate when it comes to the Monday blues. We bond with each other over the loss of the weekend and commiserate in camaraderie over our impending Monday sentence. But what if it didn’t have to be like this? I have put together some tips and points to consider which I believe can eradicate the Monday blues...
Posted on Saturday, 17th March 2018
Have you heard of the saying, 'Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer'? Well I’m campaigning for a change.
Posted on Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Flow. What is it? Something a river does, a name short for Florence, something you’d love a conversation to do on a first date? It can mean a number of things, but for the purposes of this blog post it describes an activity we take part in.
Posted on Wednesday, 28th February 2018