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Blog posts and articles describing how counselling can help and you can help yourself

How to stop self-harm

Few human behaviours are as misunderstood as self-harm.  Yet in society today we are reluctant to talk about it. It can feel to society at large that those who self-harm are detached almost emotionless. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Self-harm is most often done to avoid the way that we feel so when self-harming the person is usually very emotional and has nowhere to go with those feelings Continue reading

Handling Bullying in the workplace

Most of us hoped that we had left bullying behind us in the school playground.  We never thought to find it in the adult world of work. Yet a growing number of people find that bullying at work is damaging their health and having a big impact on their lives. There is no unique definition of bullying but it is typified by intimidating, malicious or offensive behaviour. Continue reading

Revealed self-harm

Difficult to talk about, discrimination, isolation, guilt and shame all words associated with self-harm. Self-harm is largely misunderstood and it can be difficult to have a conversation free of judgement. Yet if you are to change, how do you do that in such a difficult and daunting environment?

There are many reasons behind self-harm, Continue reading

What drives anxiety and how to apply the brakes?

What drives anxiety ? Many people in the UK today have anxiety. They will suffer from symptoms such as constant nagging worries of impending doom or constant headaches, perhaps sleep disruption or difficulty in concentration or in doing simple tasks. Continue reading

Save your relationship today

Wondering if you should save your relationship? Are there moments when you would pack your bags and leave and others where you long to go back to simpler times when you knew each other? You are not unusual and many people before you have struggled with problems in their relationship and don’t know what to do to save it. It seems that things are going from bad to worse and there is nothing you can to save your relationship. Continue reading

Your best guide to dealing with mental health in the workplace

Do you think about mental health in the workplace when you think about health? We are all more health conscious thinking about the food we eat and the exercise that we take. We are all very familiar with the idea of physical health. Yet we all have mental health too. It can vary from good to bad, we can become unwell, yet somehow we treat mental illness differently and find it harder to talk about and be around.

Mental health in the workplace throws up problems surprisingly often. 1 in 6 employees are dealing with a problem such as anxiety Continue reading

Proven tips for grief and loss

Grief, loss and bereavement are a near universal experience.  While this is true, It is perhaps thrown in sharp contrast by the reality that grief, loss and bereavement are all experienced in a unique and personal way.  While when thinking about bereavement we naturally think of the loss of a loved one, any loss for example of a job or of a marriage can bring about grief and loss in us. Continue reading