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Free help over the Holidays

Lots of the usual support services will be taking a break over the holidays so it’s worth knowing a few of the numbers which will be...

Helping with Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Supporting someone who has lost a baby can be difficult to know, you don’t know what to say or how to help. Sadly, many parents say how...

The helping conversation

We all need help and support from time to time as we deal with the problems and issues of life, especially those that threaten to...

Avoiding Misunderstandings

How can we avoid misunderstandings in a conversation? There are two sides to every conversation, the speaker and the listener but...

Resilience

Building resilience means making sure that you have people around you who believe in you unconditionally and hold you to high...

Burnout

What Is Burnout? Burnout is a state of physical and mental exhaustion in an individual. It can interfere in a person’s ability to manage...

Gardening for Good Mental Health

The mental health benefits of gardening are broad and diverse. Studies have shown significant reductions in depression and anxiety,...

Working with Life Stages

The 7-Year Stages of Life Long ago people sensed an order in life that we, in the modern age often fail to see. Among the more important...

Living with Synesthesia

"What colour is five?" might seem like a strange question to ask, but if you have synesthesia, you may have an answer. What is...

The Tidal Model of Recovery

The Tidal Model of Recovery The main focus of the model is on helping individuals create their own voyage of discovery as a means of...

12 Signs you have a Rainforest Mind

12 Signs You Have a Rainforest Mind 1. You’ve been accused of being too sensitive, too dramatic, too emotional, too curious, and too...

Working with your Biography

Living as we do in a time where social networks are increasingly falling apart and many of us experience losses of meaning, vital...

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning Do we really need to find meaning in life or can we just live our life without pondering on this question? Human beings...

For Couples

Most couples come to counselling once they have tried everything else and feel so stuck that they think talking to a third party or...

Transitions

September is always a month of changes and transitions, back to school, back from holidays but this year we face additional challenges...

Finding emergency support

Immediate Help Sometimes we need some immediate support but at present lots of the usual helpline and services are still catching up from...

High Sensitivity

Parents sometimes come to me and say, “My child is so sensitive. I don’t know why he’s like this. Everything is such a big deal. I parent...

Living with adult ADHD

Living with ADHD as an adult A new charity in the UK is seeking to provide adults living with ADHD more support. Called ADHDUK it is run...

What to do about Anger

We all know what anger is, and we've all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger, is a completely normal,...