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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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Launching my brand new book ‘Living with depression and anxiety: 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine’

living with depression and anxiety cover

I am very excited to launch my brand new book ‘Living with depression and anxiety: 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine’ I hope it will help many people live better 🙂

Description: Amanda Green has lived with depression and anxiety since

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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

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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,

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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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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.

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