Starting counselling, for many of us, is a freaky enough proposition: why add to the stress by keeping the counselling process secret? Writing about counselling and its myriad facets is at the heart of my articles, fuelled by a drive to make information about counselling transparent and accessible. I write about other things psychology-related too, to mix things up.
When engaging in counselling is, or feels forced, it’s rarely a good thing.
A counsellor takes a stab at understanding her own experience with overwhelm, including her part in it.
Reflecting on “goals,” Willow Tree Counselling-style.
A deep dive into why counselling waiting lists exist and how to navigate them.
The pluses and perils of seeing more than one counsellor at a time.
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Understanding the seemingly paradoxical, yet common, dilemma of being too upset to go to counselling.
A checklist to help you navigate the adventure of finding a counsellor.
Practical suggestions for eating when your mood is low.
A rundown on one of my favourite therapies.
Much of the information on depression highlights its signs and symptoms. While important, what is often missing is the impact of these symptoms on the affected person’s life.
Understanding treatment options for depression.
The best strategies for dealing with depression often come from those with lived experience and have wisdom to share. A few counsellor tips are thrown in too.
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder + strategies to help.