When client's feel deeply understood, I have observed that this change in their emotional state can enable healing and open doors to moving forward with an issue. This point highlights that when we interact with those closest to us,...
Counselling is not just about the way we think in relation to a problem, situation or concern. Every person is a unique collection of thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; all of which can have an impact on our quality...
On many occasions in the past I have been faced with major changes to my life plan. Sometimes these changes have been gradual and at other times very sudden. Just when I thought I had the next five years...
Caring for a loved one who is unwell or supporting aging parents and relatives can be overwhelming and exhausting at times. Having worked in both the public and private health sector as a Registered Nurse and providing personal assistance...
'I would like to feel happy but I can't figure out what's holding me back'; 'I don't feel like I am being the real me'; 'I have lost my direction in life, particularly at work' ; 'Moving forward after...
According to Stephen R. Covey..."Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply". Improving our listening skills has many advantages, such as enhancing effective relationships, reducing misunderstandings, and building trust and...
Grief can affect our lives in numerous ways. With no clear route to follow, our response to a loss is likely to be personal and unique to our individual nature. With anticipatory grief, feelings of grief develop before, rather...
Do you trust in your abilities? How highly do you regard your own worth? Is your relationship with yourself and others affected by low self-esteem or poor self-confidence? The concepts of self-esteem and self-confidence can sometimes be confused. As...
Are you prone to wasting time? Morgenstern (2016) suggests using the WADE formula as a potential option for managing our 'To-Do Lists'; W: write it down; A: add up the estimated time to complete each task; D: decide what...
What is Self-awareness? Defined by the Oxford Dictionary, Self-awareness is the "conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives and desires". Having self-awareness is vital for us to be successful in many different areas of our lives; including our...