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Shoulds and Musts

Shoulds and Musts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (4) Another aspect to being critical and hard on ourselves is the unhelpful thinking style of ‘shoulds and musts’. When we tell ourselves that we ‘should be doing ….’ Or ‘I shouldn’t... Read More

Mind-reading

Mind-reading

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Styles (3) In my 3rd blog about unhelpful thinking styles I’ve decided to look at mind-reading as this can often follow on from comparing ourselves with others. What I mean by mind-reading is that we tend to assume we know what... Read More

Comparisons

Comparisons

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Unhelpful Thinking Habits (2) So, in my 2nd instalment of the series on unhelpful thinking habits, I thought I’d address another error that links with being too critical of ourselves, which is comparing ourselves with others. How often do you take a... Read More

The inner self critic

The inner self critic

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Unhelpful thinking habits (1) Have you recognised recently just how you think? Would you say you’re an Optimist? Pessimist? Or perhaps somewhere in the middle – a Realist? Also – what do you think about yourself? – are you kind to... Read More

Some advice for a better nights sleep

Some advice for a better nights sleep

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

10 Tips For Better Sleep As I’m sure you may be aware, getting a poor night’s sleep is an unpleasant experience and can cause tiredness and a lower mood the next day.  Whilst one or two night’s disturbed sleep is unlikely to have too... Read More

Learning about self care

Learning about self care

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Taking care of ourselves Taking care of ourselves sounds like common sense but is something that we can quite often forget to do. This might be for many reasons such as the pressures of everyday life - the demands of work, family, housework, study,... Read More

Is It Just Me?

Is It Just Me?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I wonder if you’ve ever looked around you and thought ‘why is my life so bad compared with everyone else?’ ‘Why does everyone else appear to be fine, happy and enjoying life, whereas I’m feeling low, and everything’s... Read More

Don't know what to expect from counselling?

Don't know what to expect from counselling?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Are you trying to decide whether you should see a counsellor? Taking the first step Welcome to my first blog on my new website. To be honest with you, choosing the first subject to write about hasn’t been easy, there are many subjects worthy to be... Read More

My Blog

My Blog

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I have created this blog page which will provide my personal thoughts and insights, and will share useful articles on how to get the most out of counselling, offering practical advice on emotional issues and how to manage them. Read More

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