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 […]

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 […]

A sense of loss

Loss, grief and bereavement are an inevitable, inescapable part of life.  We will all lose someone we love at some point in our life and the loss can often hit us harder than we expect.  Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering we feel when something or someone we love is taken […]

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 […]

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, […]

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