Articles, Guides and Self Help

Men’s Mental Health

Why don’t men talk about mental health?  Men are often expected to be strong, the breadwinners and to be the supporter of others.  These are great characteristics but they can prevent men asking for support.  Also, so...

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10 Self-Care Ideas for Busy People

Ten Self-care tips… Although we know self-care is important, we can often think that we don’t have time to think about ourselves, to take a break from our busy lives or just give ourselves space to take a breath.  The t...

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A Guide to Booking your Counselling Sessions

Book an Online Counselling Session You can booking your online counselling session in a few easy steps. Here’s a step by step guide to book an online counselling session. Log on to your account using your username (usually yo...

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A Guide – helping someone experiencing a panic attack

Panic attacks are more common than you think and it’s a good idea to know how to help during a panic attack, whether that’s a family member or friend . What does a panic attack feel like? A panic attack can be scary for ...

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How do we really feel about returning to the workplace?

As lockdown eases, we are starting to think about the return to work after lockdown.  For some this has been around 18 weeks away from the traditional workplace.  We know that it can feel daunting returning to work after a two...

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Client Guide – What to expect during your free initial consultation

Just by visiting our site you’ve made a significant step towards accessing the support.  By requesting a free initial consultation you’re another step nearer. Asking for support isn’t easy.  Sometimes asking for hel...

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Client Guide – Overview of Therapeutic Approaches

Overview of therapeutic approaches   This guide gives a brief overview of therapeutic approaches and provides a description of some of the most popular therapeutic approaches. The guide is not a recommendation of any therap...

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Client Guide – Get the most from your online counselling sessions

It’s important to us that you get the most from your online counselling sessions To help you prepare, here’s some of the benefits and some of the challenges of counselling by phone and video call: To get the most fro...

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Client Guide – Joining a Zoom Call

Client Guide to Joining a Zoom Call.  Our easy guide on how to join a Zoom meeting for your Counselling session.   About Zoom  You do not have to download any software or apps to join a Zoom meeting.  If you do want to do...

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Managing Anger

Anger can cause many different symptoms. For example: You may notice that you have a constant short-fuse or you may feel agitated all or most of the time.  Quite small or insignificant things can quickly escalate into angry out...

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Online v Face to Face Counselling

Online v face-to-face counselling – your questions answered! When consdiering online v face-to-face counselling, people often ask, ‘What is the difference between online and face to face counselling?’, ‘Does onli...

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Managing Busy Lives

Managing a busy life can be useful as hectic lives are very common nowadays as we try and fit more and more in. We often find we have to juggle multiple responsibilities in life.  Resulting in us spreading ourselves too thinly....

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Work Related Stress

When we feel constantly under pressure we could be experiencing work related stress and we might need to think about managing the stress caused by work. It can be normal to feel under pressure at times.  For instance, the press...

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Managing worry – Self Help Guide

Worry can cause us to feel anxious.  We can only focus on what might go wrong, it stops us from doing things we want to do and keep us awake at night; managing worry can help. To help you with managing worry, here’s some ...

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Mindfulness – Self Help Guide

Worrying and anxiety is generally focused on the future or the past.  As a result you could be worried what might happen and what you’ll do about it.  Or worried about about the things you’ve said or done. Our minds are ca...

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Breathing technique – Self Help Guide

Practicing a breathing technique can help with managing anxiety and stress and with feelings of panic. When we are anxious, our breathing can be shallow and fast.  A breathing technique can help to slow breathing down, resultin...

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How to manage worry

It’s normal to worry sometimes.  Maybe worrying about an interview, a driving test, or meeting someone for the first time.  When it becomes constant and you feel that it is out of control, keeping you awake at night or causi...

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Self-esteem issues

It is normal to experience some self-doubt or a lack of confidence sometimes, however when you have ongoing self-esteem issues, it can have a significant and a negative impact on your mental health and your life. Self-esteem is ...

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Relationship Issues

Dealing with (and in lots of cases living with) relationship issues and challenges can have a negative impact on our wellbeing.  In addition, other areas of our lives can be affected too, making us anxious and miserable. Perhap...

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Bereavement & Loss

Bereavement and loss can hit us hard.  The greif and pain of losing a loved one, the emptiness, the loneliness. It can take time to learn to adjust to loss.  We often feel that grief is not something we can control or ‘put ...

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Depression

Everyone has good days and bad days, ups and downs. Sometimes we feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons. People sometimes say they are feeling depressed when they are feeling down or a bit low, but this does not necessari...

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Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are quite normal feelings, especially if it is related to a particular event, for instance a driving test, interview or making a speech. In fact, nerves can give us an extra boost of energy to help us remember...

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Relaxation – Self Help Guide

Relaxation – a self help guide Relaxation – A self Help Guide Sometimes we can find it difficult to switch off and relax.  Here’s our self-help tips to help you calm your mind, unwind and rest. Progressive mus...

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Self Help Guide for Better Sleep

Here’s our Top tips to improve sleep Are you looking for top tips to improve sleep? We all have those nights when we find it hard to fall asleep or wake up during the night. It is surprising that for a significant proporti...

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