My counselling blog

Here you'll find a range of articles full of interesting information

21 May

'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?' : Learning how to manage grief

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died after a long battle with cancer. He was a talented songwriter and musician. Indeed, Paul Gambaccini, the broadcaster has said he believes the Bee Gees are...

25 Apr

The art of communication

I was travelling by train to London in the rush hour one morning, thankful that I don’t have to commute on a regular basis.

The train was packed as usual but despite the fact that it was...

08 Mar

Work-related stress

The recent sacking of Chelsea Football Club Manager Andre Vilaas-Boas has highlighted the immense pressures that top level football club managers are under.

Pressure comes from every side...

27 Feb

Therapy via Gardening

Ask any gardener why they enjoy gardening and time again they will say that it makes them feel good. The health benefits of being outdoors, breathing in fresh air and doing physical work can...

04 Dec

Give voice to your feelings

If you’ve ever thought about joining a choir but felt apprehensive, watching the success of Gareth Malone’s Military Wives’ Choir on BBC 2 recently may well have given you the push you needed....

15 Nov

Shining a light – on Counselling

You might have seen an article in the press recently about how scientists at Oulu University in Finland have discovered that shining a light in your ears can brighten your mood -possibly a great...

05 Oct

Stress in the workplace

According to a recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, stress has become the main cause of long-term sickness absence in the British workplace. The number of stress-...

13 Sep


If you're heading off to university or college for the first time this autumn you are probably feeling both excited and anxious...