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.
Me getting vulnerable about why seeing myself as old, or at least older, has been difficult, but maybe a little interesting too.
This counsellor officially opens up about her hearing loss for the first time.
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.
Musings on mental self care during the holidays.
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Exploring the merits of connecting with emotional discomfort.
A sobering reflection on how lofty personal expectations during COVID-19 have yielded some very human results.
My reflections on coping with COVID-19 self-confinement.
If healthy interpersonal boundaries were easy, we’d all be doing it! But it’s a reward that’s worth it.
Reflecting on “goals,” Willow Tree Counselling-style.
Figuring out what ‘type’ of counsellor or counselling you need is often not as straightforward as it would initially seem.
A checklist to help you navigate the adventure of finding a counsellor.
Moving house on a short timeline prompted questions to myself about clutter, housework, motivation and personality.