March 4, 2019

Anxiety is a normal emotion just like happiness or sadness and some anxiety in life is normal. It's okay to feel anxious about that exam or presentation you have to give, try these top 3 tips on dealing with it. However if your anxiety is affecting you on a daily basis...

January 23, 2019

With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem each year why is talking about it so hard? Why do many people keep their struggles a secret and deal with them alone? Why does the stigma around mental health still exist?

Thursday 7th February 2019 is Time to Talk...

December 12, 2018

If you're reading this blog about supervision, you may be looking because you want or need a new supervisor, but just as finding the right counsellor for therapy is important, so is finding the right supervisor for supervision. Sometimes we don't get a choice of superv...

October 19, 2018

Supervision for counsellors is an essential requirement in the BACP Ethical Framework to maintain good practice. It states "Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to wor...

May 10, 2018

Non-Judgement is Powerful
Carl Rogers, the creator of Person Centred Counselling believed that six conditions were "necessary but sufficient" for change to occur. These conditions underpin the Person Centred Approach and one of these is Unconditional Positive Regard. A...

March 8, 2018

We hear a lot in the media of different stories of abuse as brave survivors come forward and tell of  their experiences. Abuse whether it be physical, sexual, psychological, ritual or emotional can happen to anybody, at any time, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or...

February 2, 2018

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When I ask you to listen to me
and you start giving advice,
you have not done what I asked.

When I ask you to listen to me
and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way,
you are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me
and yo...

January 22, 2018

One question I have been asked repeatedly is "do I think medication should be taken for mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety or is counselling alone enough?"

My answer to this question is always the same "how do you feel about it?" 

There are some peop...

November 7, 2017

In the past few months, we have been increasingly hearing reports of people being convicted of modern slavery offences. Since May 2017, the UK's Gangmasters and Labour Abuse (GUAA) anti slavery body, have launched 185 slavery investigations* after being given more powe...

October 5, 2017

Is there something in your life that you know you need to change? How do you feel about making that change? Are you keen and able to take that step or is something holding you back?

Life is full of challenges, ups and downs, rarely is it plain sailing but that's life. S...

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