I have written the following articles to help provide information and support for anyone who is experiencing mental health issues and is feeling alone and isolated. Sometimes finding information can be difficult and being able to relate to someone can help.
There are many reasons why people are unable to set clear boundaries with others within their lives. Some of the reasons include but aren’t limited to living in an unstable environment, living in emotionally and physically abusive and at times violent environment, Unclear boundaries and respect shown in childhood. Having Low self-confidence and lack of … Continue reading Boundaries – Don’t Cross the Line!
In the past year there are many things that have and are still causing us sleepless nights. This includes but isn’t limited to financial worries, fear of illness, lack of support or feeling isolated and even worrying that your loved ones or even you may become ill with coronavirus. The worries tend to mount and … Continue reading Anxiety – is my fear rational?
2020 has been a year full of disappointment, fear and for some loss and heartache. But as we tip toe into the new year I find myself wondering how we have dealt with the last year and the disappointments we have had to face. For most holidays have been cancelled, events postponed and celebrations halted, … Continue reading Disappointment – Is it just another word to describe Adulthood?
Today I want to talk about loss of relationships, whether it’s as lovers, friendship, or even family members such as sibling or parent and the individual is still very much alive and well. How do you deal with such a loss? Does the process of grief still apply? When someone is taken away from us, … Continue reading Loss – “Pull yourself together!”
One of the misconceptions of counselling is that the counsellor or therapist has all the answers. The counsellor has a number of techniques which have been learnt, practiced and acquired that can be helpful to the client. A counsellor isn’t there to tell you how you should and shouldn’t lead your life. Your life is … Continue reading Can a counsellor FIX Me?
“You are worthless”. “No one cares about what you have to say.” “If you weren’t here no-one would care”. “You are useless”. “Everyone would be better off without you.” “You are ugly and fat!” “No one loves you!” These are just some of the words that I would tell myself, over and over again. In … Continue reading Depression – silently suffering