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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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Creative and Expressive Writing Therapy – write yourself better, healthier and happier!

I have enjoyed writing short stories since I was very young. When I read some of them now, I wonder where my ideas

Me as a child

came from; a very young child writing about a scary place in the woods…

I now know that my stories probably came from fear and stress, and

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Thirteen weeks and one day; an update on my mum and her dementia diagnosis… Resilience, time for you, and is there anything you don’t like about your personality?

Today is 26th July 2015 and it has been thirteen weeks and one day since mum, in a strange state of mind, fell down the stairs and badly damaged herself.

my plant pots July 2015

Tomorrow she is going home from the care home she ended up in after her long hospital stay.

I

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Creative Art therapy, Writing therapy, unsent letters, photography, drawing, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, relationships, self-esteem…

I am just starting my counselling course research project. I have chosen ‘creative art therapy’. Writing and

gotta keep smiling through adversity

Photography therapy will be my main subjects. I cannot wait to start as I have gained so much from writing and photography as self-help to overcome adversities in my own life since

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Myself, my books and Titus my cat – this photo tells you nothing

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green) and Titus and my books

A picture speaks a thousand words so they say. I agree. But, they don’t always tell the whole truth. I just took this photo of myself, my books and Titus, my handsome, gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat! What does it tell you? I am

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Mindfulness, a poem, relaxation and living in the moment

A ditty, poem, rhyming verse, whatever you want to call it, that I just made up about mindfulness and living in the

bourgainvillea

moment… (N.B. Although I love writing, this type of writing is not my forte, so don’t expect too much please 🙂 It was also written in a few minutes, but I

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