death of a sibling
July 17, 2017 in Counselling, Grief and Loss

Grieving for a Sibling

Siblings Don’t Die – Do They? No one ever expects a sibling to die.  Everyone else can experience that but not you. After all your siblings are your lifeblood, your... Read More
anxiety a
July 16, 2017 in Anxiety and Depression, Counselling

Anxiety – Taking Control With 5 Easy Steps

You have just handed in your final essay for university.  Two weeks have passed.  An email lands in your inbox from your lecturer.  They would like to speak with you at... Read More
grief 2.00am
July 5, 2017 in Grief and Loss

Grief at 2.00am. The Power of the Written Word

  Unless you have experienced grief, it is hard to imagine how incredibly painful, emotionally draining and gut wrenching your life can be.  Sleep is the only thing that gives…

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June 27, 2017 in Education and Career

Volunteering Work is a Waste of Time!

Yes, I know, it’s a catchy headline and probably made a few people’s stomachs drop.  We have all been told to volunteer.  We have been told that if you volunteer…

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June 17, 2017 in Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Panic Attacks – More Than a Single Approach

Your heart is pumping so hard you wonder if everyone else can hear it.  You start to shake on the inside and on the outside you start to sweat.  Your... Read More
applying for jobs
May 20, 2017 in Education and Career, Workplace

Why Do People Simply Give Up Applying for Jobs?

Many of us have spent endless hours searching through the likes of SEEK and other sites, applying for jobs.  When you find a job, you think to yourself –  I can…

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email counselling and instant messaging
April 26, 2017 in Counselling

The Benefits of Counselling via Email and Instant Messaging

The benefits of counselling via email and instant messaging  Email counselling and instant messaging is still relatively new but it’s convenience, efficacy and popularity is continuing to grow.  Email counselling... Read More
online counselling
April 20, 2017 in Counselling

Online Counselling; Why Does it Work for So Many People?

Online Counselling.  Why does it work for so many people? They don’t have to leave the comfort of their home, it’s convenient with no travelling or parking costs. What are…

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depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy
April 18, 2017 in Counselling, Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling

What Can You Do, If You Suffer With Depression and Anxiety During and After Pregnancy?

The risk factors of depression and anxiety, during and after pregnancy   Pregnancy and after the birth is often seen as the time to be happy and elated.  For many…

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helping someone to reach their goals
April 17, 2017 in Counselling, Education and Career

Helping Someone to Reach Their Goals is More Than Just a Good Deed

Not too long ago I assisted a student with an essay.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take on the responsibility but I decided to dive in and see…

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interviewing feedback and recruitment
April 11, 2017 in Education and Career

Employers and HR need to Change the Way they Interview Candidates. Recruitment Agencies Need to Show More Respect

Employers and HR need to change the way they search for candidates and recruit new employees.  Recruitment agencies need to show more respect.  So what’s going wrong? How many times…

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Perinatal depression and anxiety
March 24, 2017 in Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Did You Know That…… 1 in 10 women suffer from some form of perinatal depression or anxiety?  It doesn’t matter how old you are, pregnancy can bring with it many…

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perinatal non-directive counselilng
March 22, 2017 in Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling

Why Perinatal Counselling Could Be Just What You Need

“I never understood when people go ‘oh my gosh it’s so easy being pregnant.’  No it’s hard. It’s the most beautiful thing, yes, but it’s hard.”  (Camilla Alves)   I’m…

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March 19, 2017 in Counselling, Domestic Violence, Education and Career

Is Masculinity the New Societal Toxin?

Image by Pixabay     Over the past nine months I have researched the topic of domestic violence, hoping I would find societal ideologies changing.  The exciting thing is the data…

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March 8, 2017 in Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Not Just a Woman’s Problem.

The Radical Feminist theory of IPV is based upon the patriarchal mindset; men hold the power and are free to be aggressive towards women.  Their ideology states that women can…

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New interview format
March 1, 2017 in Education and Career

Why Businesses and HR Departments Need to Change Their Interview Process.

Employers need to stop being so lazy and start changing their interview process. It’s 2017 and the interview process has basically, remained the same since the 1980’s.  Whilst some of…

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