What I Wish I’d Known About Counselling & Psychotherapy Training… (Part 2)

This next article will consider several aspects about what you might experience throughout your training. Whichever route you choose (diploma or degree) you are going to change and grow as a person. You will build relationships, and relationships will crumble. Part Two will focus on personal growth and interpersonal relationships.

What I Wish I’d Known About Counselling & Psychotherapy Training… (Part 1)

Training to be a counsellor/ psychotherapist is hard. No one said it was easy, but there are many things that I wish I’d known before I started.

My Experience With Asexuality

This week has been all about discussing Asexuality for Ace Week, and I’ve been sharing information and graphics on my social media. In my experience, asexuality is a spectrum, and individuals can have a static identity or a fluid one. Using myself as an example, I’d say that I am solidly asexual and have been for a long time, however, at some point in my earlier life I’d have been defined as a demisexual and/or aegosexual.

Resources: Transgender, Non-Binary and GNC

On this page, you can find some websites, resources and information that may help you or your loved ones when it comes to the topic of the Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming people. Reports, Articles and Publications All LGBTQIA+ Organisations

“Triggered” – Why I Wish People Would Stop Misusing Terms

As a trainee therapist I was often met with negative comments about my “resilience” if I was “triggered” about particular terms – but I don’t think that is fair. As a human being I have thoughts and feelings. Just because I am a therapist, it doesn’t remove that sense of humanity.

Fight or Flight – What About The Missing 3?

“Fight or Flight” is a well known concept – the idea that we each respond to danger or trauma in a specific way. Something I’ve noticed is that many of us do not know about the final three options: I wanted to discuss a little about my own experiences with this model. Fight We’ve allContinue reading “Fight or Flight – What About The Missing 3?”

Spoonies, Chronic Illness and Disability

The media – namely the Daily Mail – has been alive once again with attacks on the disabled community. This has come following a new book from JK Rowling with some focus on the “spoonie” community.

Person-Centred Therapy

Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy was developed in the 1940s by Carl Rogers as an alternative to more psychodynamic modalities. The focus is on the ‘person’ (the client, you) and the relationship between the client and therapist (me).

Encanto: Using Cinema and Media in a Therapeutic Way

When you think about it, movies like Encanto and Inside Out are perfect examples of applying mental health and psychological concepts to a wider demographic. Have you ever tried to articulate with a therapist or professional about your concerns but they looked perplexed? That can be incredibly isolating. Finding a shared language between myself and my clients is probably one of the most important aspects on relationship building.