March 11, 2019

Emotions, and the consequences of openly sharing them, can be difficult to face sometimes. In social situations we fear what our emotions will do to others, or what people might think of us if we told them how we really feel. There can also be a fear of contagion, “If I tell people I’m depressed, then I’ll make them feel down too.” 

Strong emotions can seem particularly uncontrollable or threatening, especi...

October 3, 2018

I’ve recently taken on a plot at the Reading Road Allotments. It’s my first allotment so my head is filled with the excitement and pressure of having a big bit of land to fill with vegetables over the next year. First I need to clear away the jungle of grass and weeds, but all this time digging and planning what I’m going to grow has got me thinking a lot about the similarities between counselling and gardening...

May 24, 2018

If you look in a counselling directory you’ll find therapists who work in a wide variety of different counselling styles. It can be a bit confusing if you don’t know what they mean, or what type might suit you best.

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