Category: Counselling

Endings

As some of you may know I am writing a book for kinship foster carers, with a working title of ‘Difficult Endings’. During my counselling training, we explored our emotions and feelings around endings. Endings could mean a range of things, from being made… Continue Reading “Endings”

Writing a book

I have wanted to write a book for more than 20 years and this year I decided to go for it after seeing Joshua Sprague’s 30 day challenge (link). So I have two more chapters to write (first draft) and I am at the… Continue Reading “Writing a book”

Sub-personalities, the titanic and the supermarket

I work in a supermarket and since coronavirus hit the UK, in terms of the general public being aware, was about February time. If it was the titanic film, it would be the part perhaps where Rose and Jack see the iceberg and observe… Continue Reading “Sub-personalities, the titanic and the supermarket”

Forgiveness

One of our photographers on the Grateful for challenge sent in the photo below of his mother. What he had written for it to be included on this weeks ‘grateful for’ actually felt like a topic on its own. I felt inspired with his… Continue Reading “Forgiveness”

Feel the Feelings

Change your thoughts – think more postive – you become your thoughts – thoughts become your destiny. But what if it’s not about your thoughts? I got stuck and for some time I wasn’t sure how to become unstuck. The answer was simple, ‘I… Continue Reading “Feel the Feelings”

In Gratitude: August Catch Up

A YEAR LONG CHALLENGE: I originally asked seven people who struggle with a common mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or a sense of ‘lack’ to be in gratitude for the year ahead. Each of them represented a day of the week and began… Continue Reading “In Gratitude: August Catch Up”

In Gratitude: July Catch Up

We catch up with our nine volunteers two months into their year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week. We also welcome one more volunteer to the team who joins us on Sundays from the ‘Northern… Continue Reading “In Gratitude: July Catch Up”

In Gratitude: June Catch Up

We catch up with our nine volunteers one month into their year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week. A YEAR LONG CHALLENGE: I originally asked seven people who struggle with a common mental health issue… Continue Reading “In Gratitude: June Catch Up”

The Alcoholic Life Game

Counselling, Weymouth, Alcoholic, Depression, Juniper

Dr Eric Berne (1910-1970) was a psychiatrist who developed a new theory in 1968 called Transactional Analysis and subsequently published a book called ‘Games People Play (the psychology of human relationships)’ which became a classic and world wide best seller. Games are classified into… Continue Reading “The Alcoholic Life Game”

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, Juniper, Counselling, Dorset

What is the cause of PTSD? All humans are complex organisms who constantly strive to adapt to the demands placed on them by their physical & social environments. When threatened they react with fear & distress – a survival function. We learn from danger… Continue Reading “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”