Alison – introduction to me and how I can help you

Hi, I’m Alison and I’m a counsellor living and working in Seaford.  I want to start 2024 by introducing myself to you and letting you know a little bit about me and the type of work I do. Firstly, and I believe one of the most important things about me, is that I absolutely love […]

The School Holidays are here!

The school holidays can be a challenging time for our mental health, for both parents and carers, as well as for children and young people. Children’s mental health can be affected by the school holidays in a number of ways. With the lack of routine and structure, it can be easy for some to feel […]

What to expect during therapy

More and more people are discovering that counselling can really help them to feel more alive and more in touch with who they are and what they want out of life.  If you’re thinking about counselling, I’d like to emphasise the value of finding a counsellor/therapist that you can feel comfortable with.  It’s so important […]

Do you want to feel happier and more in control of your life?

A few months ago I started mindfulness meditation using an app on my phone.  I started because, like most people, I had heard that meditation and mindfulness was good for you and then a client of mine recommended it and I could see the enormous change in their wellbeing and approach to life.  I decided […]

Why won’t men talk about their feelings?

This week I had a counselling session with one of my male clients and he told me that he felt that most men would not talk about their feelings with their family or friends.  He explained that it just didn’t feel right to him, he didn’t want to worry people and he would rather talk […]

Why let your phone rule your life?

Being totally present in a world full of Tik Tok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and WhatsApp can be hard.  However, shutting it out completely doesn’t seem like a particularly realistic option for most of us.  It’s why finding ways to balance your social media and your offline life are actually super important for a meaningful […]

The Myth of a Picture-Perfect Life

I’ve noticed that articles about the pressures of social media often focus on children, teenagers and young people.  Of course, this makes a great deal of sense because we all know that young people spend a lot of time on social media.  But I strongly believe that it affects older people too and as someone […]

Vulnerability is strength

For years I thought it was best to be strong and keep my emotions in check: never cry at work try and look on the bright side don’t tell people how you really feel just pull yourself together never show weakness These were just some of the messages that I told myself and I really […]

It’s all about love, or is it?

With Valentines’ Day fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about relationships of all sorts – romantic relationships, friendships, work and family relationships. But first, did you know that Valentine’s Day has evolved from a wild fertility festival in ancient Rome that included plenty of drinking and occasional matchmaking?  Well, […]

Beating the January Blues

Let’s face it, January is often described as the most depressing month of the year.   The weather is usually pretty terrible, many of us are running out of money because we overspent at Christmas, and lots of us are choosing to do Dry January or a detox of some sort.    But this year, the January […]

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