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Let’s talk loneliness

It has been talked about on TV quite a bit lately and classed as a health hazard; even being compared to causing similar physical damage to that of a smoker of fifteen cigarettes a day when considering it as a risk factor for early death.

It’s hard to believe in some respects, but loneliness is

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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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I think I have a placement as a student counsellor! Helping those associated with homelessness

One of my inspirations. My cat, Titus, engrossed in one of my fish tanks.

My tattoos of love and strength keep me going too

OK I cannot guarantee it, but I have the go ahead to set myself up as a new counsellor helping those associated with homelessness.

As a student, requiring my

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Amanda Green, Sandra Dean; just names – I’m coming out!

Sandra Dean/Amanda Green

You may well notice that my social media accounts have acknowledgement to ‘Sandra Dean’ now, as well as Amanda Green. Amanda Green is my author pseudonym and Sandra Dean is my real name.

After two years of separation, I decided to link my two names as it

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Monday Blog! I got accepted for the Level 4 counselling course! Talk about confidence boost! Learning, experience, being more relaxed and socialising for mental health

Be relaxed like my cat Titus

Happy Monday everyone!

After my college interview and a two week wait, I finally found out last week that I have been accepted for the Counselling Level 4 course!

Because I had to apply for a loan when I found out, before enrolling, and I was dilly dallying

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It’s a cat’s life – A short story I’m sharing for New Year and for Animal Charities by Amanda Green

Thought I’d share a light short story about a cat for New Year in order to help encourage people to volunteer for, foster on behalf of, or adopt from, an animal charity, such as Cats Protection or Battersea cats and dogs home. And do think about a greyhound; racing them and then declaring them unfit

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