Fear of commitment

Do you keep finding yourself in relationships (and subsequently getting hurt) by people who are scared of commitment?  Or maybe you’re one who is scared of committing to anyone? In this blog, we’re going to have a quick look at why this may be the case. Signs someone has a fear of commitment: Very keenContinue reading “Fear of commitment”

The truth about ghosting

“Ghosting: the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.” Oxford English Dictionary Ghosting has become a common way of ending a relationship, but why do people ghost, and what effect does it have on the person doing the ghosting and on the person on theContinue reading “The truth about ghosting”

How journaling can help your mental health

I guess I first started ‘journaling’ when I was a teenager… Inspired by my mum who kept a daily diary, I started to do the same, but found it soon turned from an account of the things I’d done that day to how the things that had happened that day made me feel. It wasContinue reading “How journaling can help your mental health”

Learn to love your inner critic and become your own best friend

In my last blog, I talked about how your self-esteem can affect your love life, but of course if can affect every area of your life – so today I’m going to talk about your inner critic. Your inner critic is that voice inside your head that tells you you’re worthless.  It takes great pleasure inContinue reading “Learn to love your inner critic and become your own best friend”

How to ease the struggle of getting out of bed in the morning

In my last blog I covered some ideas that may help you get to sleep at night, but sometimes the thought and effort of getting up in the morning to face another day can be difficult. I’m not a morning person, so it is something I’ve personally struggled with – leaving getting out of bed untilContinue reading “How to ease the struggle of getting out of bed in the morning”

What to do when you can’t get to sleep

Something that crops up again and again in counselling sessions is the debilitating effect that anxiety and unwanted thoughts can have on clients’ ability to sleep.  And of course, most of us have been there….  At the end of the day, we climb into bed, hoping to drift into a deep and peaceful sleep, whenContinue reading “What to do when you can’t get to sleep”

Behind the curtain – busting those counselling myths

Because counselling happens behind closed doors, it can seem to be shrouded in mystery, so in this blog, we’re going to do some counselling myth-busting! By addressing common misconceptions associated with counselling and therapy, I hope to take away some of the mystique and leave you feeling more informed and enlightened! So here we go….  There mustContinue reading “Behind the curtain – busting those counselling myths”

The choice is yours…

There are so many things in the world that we can’t control, such as the weather, and the thoughts and actions of others.  But there are more things that you do have control over in your life, even if you think you don’t. You may be in a job you hate and think you have noContinue reading “The choice is yours…”

The 6 causes of work-related stress

In my last blog, we looked at the signs of work-related stress, but what are the causes? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines six areas which can cause stress in the workplace:Health & Safety Executive. 2019. Work-related stress and how to manage it. http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/what-to-do.htm. Demands Control Support Relationships Role Change Let’s look at theseContinue reading “The 6 causes of work-related stress”

5 ways to tell if your work-related stress is a problem

A bit of stress at work can be motivating – a little pressure can make you more productive and give you a sense of achievement.  But what happens when that stress gets too much? Here are 5 indicators that work-related stress may have become a problem: 1. Having negative thoughtsYou feel unhappy, sad, or evenContinue reading “5 ways to tell if your work-related stress is a problem”