Why do I feel so unhappy?

This blog is for the many people I have worked with who have felt like their ‘issues’ were not worthy enough to warrant feeling so unhappy; and the many others out there at risk of dismissing their discontent.  Many times I hear statements like ‘I should not be feeling like this’ or ‘I have no […]

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Improving Your Mood

Everyone can feel a little down from time to time, or even sink into depression.  Medical advice is needed for depression, if you are not sure if you are depressed then my advice is to visit your GP. There are things we can do to help us feel better, even for those diagnosed with depression. […]

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Communication skills

Communication can either break down or improve relationships.  Coming from a counselling perspective, here I will try to focus on how to communicate feelings, healthy communication, unhealthy communication and general communication skills.   We communicate daily, with partners, children, friends, family and work colleagues and sometimes even strangers. We develop styles and patterns of communication […]

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The Invitation

This is for those who are ready to let go of trying to be a certain type of person, in favour of allowing yourself to simply be who you truly are.  Sometimes if you feel some kind of void, the thing that can be missing is your true self. Oriah Mountain Dreamer Thoughts and opinions […]

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Managing Conflict

The following is a short story that I use often in my counselling sessions.  It is excellent for anyone who struggles with anger or anyone who is around negative, critical or even emotionally abusive individuals. There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended […]

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