My thoughts

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

The art of mindfulness involves being present and aware of what is happening to us in the present moment.  It is a mental state of being that’s achieved by focusing our awareness on that moment,

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Stigma in counselling

Stigma in counselling

I write this with a passion to try and help all of us understand the importance of not bottling up how we feel. We are now living in a world that is becoming more accepting of the many emotional health problems that exist in society, and where many people are beginning to accept that having the stresses of life is nothing to be ashamed about. There has been so much discussed about this on TV, magazines, social media etc and it feels like it’s beginning to be heard. 

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Gaslighting

Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a type of psychological manipulation and emotional abuse in which a person or group seeks to make someone doubt their own perceptions, and memories. The term “gaslighting” originated from the 1938 play “Gas Light” by Patrick Hamilton, which was later adapted into two films, both titled “Gaslight” (1940 and 1944). (A recommended watch)

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Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is how we value and perceive who we are. It’s created by our opinions and our beliefs about ourselves and our belonging in the world. We might also think of this as self-confidence.

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Difference and diversity

Difference and diversity

Differences between people can be hidden or visible. In counselling, the key thing is not to make assumptions about the client.

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What therapy can help with

What therapy can help with

Talking therapies can help with many difficult life problems – from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours.

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