Tinsel, Turkey, the John Lewis Advert, and Anxiety

PERFECTION? The John Lewis advert aired mid-November and the high street stores were suddenly full of Christmas displays and the sounds of Christmas music. The countdown clock to Christmas is beginning to tick. For some this is exciting, for others it is the opposite. Christmas, like lots of other events in the year, holds a […]

Through person-centred counselling; be heard, be accepted, be yourself.

Before being accepted onto my counselling degree, I had one of the toughest, emotional interviews of my life. I cannot remember the questions, but the nature of them meant I had to share and be honest about my life experiences. I do remember the emotion I felt and my fear of being rejected. Thankfully I […]

A Survival Guide to Burnout

I do not really know when the sleepless nights began, and I teetered on the edge of a cliff. Was it when my children were nearing the end of high school or college and finding their own feet? Was it the continual changes at work? Was it when the motorway traffic slowed to 50 miles […]