Nothing Compares…

Today I want to talk to you about comparing ourselves & our lives to others. I’m sure this must be a natural human trait but it can cause us a lot of unnecessary pain & suffering. We don’t seem to compare ourselves to those less fortunate than us as this may inspire us to lend … Read more

Stop Smoking this October…

Stoptober is a great chance for you to live a smoke free life, improve your health & save money. Smoking is a habit that can be broken. It’s good to talk to a counsellor that can challenge your faulty thinking . You can do anything that you put your mind too. When you continue to … Read more

GoSober this October…

Go sober for October is a great chance to have a break from the booze & raise money for charity. You may be surprised by how much better you will feel leading to clearer thinking or you may struggle to abstain from alcohol. You might realise that alcohol is affecting your life & loved ones … Read more

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring It’s important to realise what’s your feelings & what belongs to other people. We are surrounded by so many people at work at home in the community that it’s very easy to absorb other peoples energy especially negative vibes & unwittingly claim them as our own. In a nutshell as a example … Read more

Low Self-esteem

Symptoms of low self-esteem feeling worthless feeling incompetent and unrealistic about our abilities feeling unloved being overwhelmed with fear and negative thoughts being unrealistic about goals being drawn into destructive relationships fear of change distorted views of self and others.   What causes low self-esteem? Our esteem develops from our experiences and relationships from birth. … Read more


Emotional security is the measure of the stability of an individuala��s emotional state. Emotional insecurity or simply insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable or inferior in some way, or a sense of vulnerability or instability which threatens onea��s self-image or ego. … Read more

Family Problems

Reasons for family counselling disruption after separation or divorce or a new partner moving in problems with step-family life debt problems with adolescents or older children children leaving home unwanted pregnancy. (Please visit our whata��s worrying you section to find individual fact-sheets about the above areas.) The familya��s complex and unspoken rules can cause confusion … Read more


How is self-confidence different from self-esteem? Self-confidence differs from self-esteem, but a chance to look at the two traits is helpful to understand its potential. Although the two terms are used interchangeably there are differences which can have an impact on finding a way forward. The word a�?confidencea�� comes from the Latin word to trust … Read more

Child Related Issues

How is counselling for young people different? Counselling for children and young people may differ from counselling for adults, and will depend on the childa��s age, specific difficulties and their development. Different methods may be used to encourage young children to be able to express their difficulties, such as play and art. For example, reading … Read more