Blog posts and articles describing how counselling can help and you can help yourself
Anxiety sufferers often wrestle with their feelings and it can feel a fight to the death. The emotional reaction that things will go badly or that you will embarrass yourself locks horns against the logical side of your thinking. Part of you that knows you are being irrational. Yet you feel powerless to resist and tackle the anxious feelings. Continue reading
Self-esteem is that internal sense of worth that we have an inner confidence. It reflects the value that you see yourself with in the world. Self-esteem and self-worth are tied together for most of us. It makes a big difference when we have high self-esteem we tend to see the world as a more positive place and value our place in it Continue reading
Hope is it ever all gone? Pandora’s Box contained all the evils of the world which were release by Pandora’s curiosity. Yet, when the box closed again, only hope remained. The myth suggests that it alone protects us from the evils of the world. So what do we do when we find ourselves without it. What do we do when all hope is gone? Continue reading
Couples often are faced with this question about love when they enter relationship therapy. It is like there is a tilt in the axis of their world. They are suddenly unsure if their partner really loves them. They are treating them in a way that feels at odds with their concept of love.
When we first meet of course we don’t engage in the heady world of philosophy. We don’t ponder motivations or contemplate the meaning of actions. We enjoy the feeling of being cared for wholly and completely.
It is tempting, perhaps even probable that we will grow up with an idealised for of love – the Disney version. Continue reading
Anger is a release of pressure as feelings come pouring out. Some of these may be conscious and some may be sub-conscious. Anger can be useful allowing us to release those feelings but it has an ugly side too. It can be dangerous when people lose perspective or their sense of reality Continue reading
Perhaps your blood pressure rockets in traffic. Maybe you feel yourself at boiling point when your kids refuse to co-operate. Anger is a normal human emotion. We all get angry from time to time, however often with feelings of regret. Continue reading
With nearly a third of employees having a mental health problem in any one year, knowing how the workplace can help with good mental health is the key to a positive healthy future. Society has been taking on the importance of good mental health. Businesses are understanding the impact of mental health in the workplace, yet they are finding it hard in some cases to provide that mentally healthy environment. Continue reading