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17 08, 2017

A Level Results Day – The Impact On Mental Health

By | August 17th, 2017|anxiety, children, Counselling, happiness, health, mental health, Psychotherapy, school, shame, stress, teachers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Level Results Today is A Level Results day across the UK. The majority of A Level students and teachers alike will probably have been waiting for their results with nervous anticipation. Some will have felt confident. Some will have been expecting the best, some the worst. Others will have worried themselves sick. Literally. Physically. [...]

26 06, 2017

The Toxic Weight of Shame

By | June 26th, 2017|addictions, anxiety, Counselling, happiness, healing, health, mental health, pain, Psychotherapy, relationship, shame|0 Comments

Guilt or Shame - What's the difference? People often use the terms ‘guilt’ and ‘shame’ interchangeably. They both usually involve a feeling or belief of wrongdoing. However, in reality, they are very different concepts and manifest in very different ways from each other. The dictionary defines guilt as: “a feeling of having committed wrong or failed [...]

24 03, 2017

Embracing Anger – Why Getting Mad Isn’t So Bad!

By | March 24th, 2017|anger, Counselling, happiness, mental health, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Anger - The Myths Anger is so often talked about as a negative emotion. Something we should hide. A feeling which we mustn’t allow to get the best of us. A feeling which can only be acknowledged if there is a really good reason for it. As a society we talk about people having “anger [...]

9 01, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: do they do more harm than good?

By | January 9th, 2017|Counselling, happiness, health, mental health, Psychotherapy|0 Comments

2017's New Year's Resolutions New Year’s Resolutions are usually made with really positive intentions for the year ahead: “I’m going to lose weight!” “I’m going to quit smoking!” “I’m going to be more organised!” “I’m going to drink less!” Change can be just what we need and all of the above sound like really healthy [...]

2 12, 2016

When Christmas isn’t the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By | December 2nd, 2016|addictions, anxiety, christmas, debt, domestic violence, happiness, health, mental health, Psychotherapy, stress|0 Comments

The "Perfect" Christmas The media might paint the perfect picture of everybody simply having a wonderful Christmas time….no work and all play. Adverts show a time for celebration, spending time with family and friends, eating, drinking, opening presents, playing games, laughter, relaxation and the list goes on. The images we see of families by the tree opening presents or [...]

17 10, 2016

Mental Health Monsters or Friends?

By | October 17th, 2016|Counselling, mental health, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Inner 'Monsters' At the bottom of this page I have put a link to an article written by Toby Allen, which is well worth a look! In the article, he shares the images he has drawn (as on the left), to depict a whole range of different mental health issues and diagnoses as "monsters". [...]

23 09, 2016

Finding happiness in the simplest of things

By | September 23rd, 2016|Counselling, happiness, Psychotherapy|1 Comment

What is happiness? Can it really be found?   So many people believe that happiness is out there waiting to be achieved or found. Many live by the motto of: “I’ll be happier when……I have a new boyfriend, I have finished my essay, I have got my promotion, I have started my new job, I [...]

14 09, 2016

Back to School – Teacher Stress and Anxiety

By | September 14th, 2016|Counselling, Psychotherapy, stress, teachers|0 Comments

Teacher Stress and the Knock-on Effect Last week I posted an article about how important it is for us to promote positive mental health for children in school. This week, I am talking about the mental health of our teachers - particularly in relation to teacher stress and anxiety. After all, how can we possibly [...]

7 09, 2016

Back To School – Making Mental Health a Priority

By | September 7th, 2016|children, Counselling, mental health, Psychotherapy, school|0 Comments

Back to School - Excited or Anxious? Going back to school to start the new school year can be exciting for children of any age. Yet for some, the phrase “back to school” can evoke feelings of anxiety, panic or stress. Children are often faced with new teachers, new classrooms, new classmates, new timetables, new [...]

24 08, 2016

The beauty of our flaws – Embracing our imperfections

By | August 24th, 2016|Counselling, Psychotherapy, Tunbridge Wells|0 Comments

Imperfection and Flaws So many people today are striving to be "perfect". But what does "perfect" really mean? The quotes below are food for thought as to how beautiful our flaws can be and how we are worthy of love and life no matter how many imperfections we think we have. Learning to love our [...]