17 Mar 2020

re:  Coronavirus outbreak 2020

I am currently following the advice of the government, the NHS and BACP (my professional body).

If you have a cough or high temperature or any flu like symptoms, or suspect that you have the virus or have travelled back from a high risk cou...

2 Jan 2020

This year, I predict, we'll be inundated with witticisms about 20/20 vision, including the statement that hindsight is always 20/20.  This implies that we can understand past events in retrospect and amend our behaviour accordingly.  If this were true, more of us would...

30 Nov 2018

Growing up, our minds can't avoid the impact of everyday life, which can be terrifying to a tiny person.

7 Jan 2018

What does depression feel like? Can talking help?

6 Jan 2018

Slots now available on Thursdays.

3 Mar 2017

The wonderfully named Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, exists to help prevent male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

I salute their efforts to raise awareness and encourage men to believe they are not alone.  Opening up...

28 Feb 2016

 

If you are considering counselling, have a look at these two videos from the Counselling Channel, where people discuss how they chose a counsellor and what it was like for them at the start.

 

8 Jan 2016

 

 

Counsellors and psychotherapists take themselves very seriously. This is not surprising when you consider that most of us have undertaken at least three years of postgraduate level study.  Our training requires rigorous personal development work, not only in group se...

13 Oct 2015

 

Here is a link to a short film my friend Jemma made with the help of Fixers, a charity that encourages young people to use their past to fix their future:

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-09-10/jemma-offers-help-with-death-and-grief/

 

Jemma bravely explains...

24 Sep 2015

 

 Free counselling

  

Colleges like Henley College and Reading College offer free counselling and many schools are now following suit. 

Anyone aged 10-25 and living in the Greater Reading area (RG postcodes) can access high quality free specialist counselling at No.5 in C...

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