Roll for Growth, Social Skills & Social Anxiety

During a session last week, one of my participants mentioned how much he enjoys this style of counselling. “This is really fun, and I like being able to tell my story.” Not only that, the group are fully engaged through the whole session. That’s why I’m so passionate about this form of therapy: for them,Continue reading “Roll for Growth, Social Skills & Social Anxiety”

Mindful communication

When I was on the railways I found myself devouring books on world philosophy, in search of wisdom and meaning. Reading these brought me to seek a more fulfilling calling in life, and when I learned about counselling, and how it could be a career option for me, I knew I’d found my path. OneContinue reading “Mindful communication”

In support of others

This #mentalhealthmonday, lets talk about our loved ones. Supporting those we’re close to is a big topic that requires a lot of care, so I’ll likely make several posts on this topic. We can start, though, on what to do when we notice changes in our loved ones, and asking if they’re okay. Sometimes weContinue reading “In support of others”

Reach out? Or let in?

Are you strong enough to reach out? To let someone in? You are? I knew you could be. It’s hard. Its a different sort of challenge – to learn that there are people that you can let your guard down for. To let them in and know you as you feel you are. Leaving ourContinue reading “Reach out? Or let in?”

When fear is the compass for your passion

“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.”― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art. Every time I listen to Pressfield I hear something I needed to hear.Continue reading “When fear is the compass for your passion”

More than treatment

There’s an expectation that counselling has to be about treating a mental health condition. While this is part of it, there’s a whole lot more that we can do in the space. The beauty of the counselling room is that, with few exceptions, anything goes. It can be a room (or a Zoom) where youContinue reading “More than treatment”