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Endings, attachment and moving on

“I’m not good at endings”. Oh how many times I have said this, but today I realise that I am actually a lot better at them than I used to be. I guess part of it is that I am older, have more wisdom and experience and have had to get through a lot of

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My understanding of what is meant by the term ‘counselling’ and my approach to counselling. My counselling level 4 diploma course

“Counselling is not advising, gossiping or argument about anything. That’s chatting. Counselling is unbiased support”

Titus and I

Sandra Dean

Counselling occurs when a person (client) seeks the help of another (counsellor) and engages in private conversations with them in order to resolve issues in their life. A therapeutic relationship is key

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To risk or not to risk – both are just as risky actually! ‘Balancing Risks’ in your life.

I was in counselling session with a client today and he was saying that he wants to change his life yet fears change and taking risks in case of negative outcomes. He says that it is safer to stay the same. He can stay in his comfort zone if he doesn’t take risks or make

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Nine weeks and one day. Dementia. Care homes. Social services and parents.

Oh thank goodness for Chris, some lovely supportive friends, Bach’s remedies, Titus (my cat who is great therapy), Molly (hamster), my fish, my potted garden, my counselling course and my writing… Staying positive, doing things I enjoy and using mindfulness have been key to getting through recent tough times.

Titus

This last nine weeks

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The significance of time, mindfulness, past, present, future, counselling, fate and yoga

I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of an issue with ‘Time’.

I have been researching Multicultural counselling for my course, and when I got to the section on the ‘Significance of time’ it made me stop and think… quite a lot.

My cactus flowering in ‘it’s own time’

I have

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I start my counselling placement next week – finally feeling proud of myself!

I was just saying this week how looking back at the times my mental health issues were at their worst and I was out

My first memoir

of control, seems surreal and it’s like watching a fiction film in my mind – a nightmarish story at times. How far I have come… I begin

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