It has been a while since my last blog and there have been huge changes globally. My last blog was wrote after Brexit, when I felt I needed to write due to the nasty abuse that was directed at the working class. I wrongly directed my anger at middle classes, since then I have come […]Read more "Decency"
Self esteem is a very important aspect of personal development; I would go as far as to say it is the backbone of how a person will feel in general. Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/self-esteem I believe that self-esteem is something that can slide up and down a scale of good […]Read more "Self Esteem"
I feel a little nervous addressing this topic and that makes me smile. The reason is, that working in addiction has been one of the most thrilling, scary, rewarding and satisfying experiences of my life after being a Mother. I like the fact I can still feel nervous about tackling addiction, even with over 10 […]Read more "Counselling in Addiction"
We are all influenced by others, throughout our lives. This one man and his wonderful mind, has influenced me greatly: 1.”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” 2. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.” 3. “Until you make the […]Read more "Carl Jung"
It is a beautiful day here in Manchester. I have no idea why I am drawn to blog about abuse tactics, but my blogs seem to have a mind of their own. I simply feel a fire in my belly, run with it and before I know it there is a blog. So here is […]Read more "Gaslighting"
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 […]Read more "Why do I feel so unhappy?"
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 […]Read more "Communication skills"