When the celebrated poet Alexander Pope wrote the words “hope springs eternal” as part of his Essay on Man, he wasn’t talking about the month of spring of course, but I think there’s a little serendipity in the phrase, at least in the sense that we often associate the month of spring with hope. TheContinue reading “The Hope of Spring”
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Spending Valentine’s Day alone
February is traditionally a difficult month for a lot of us. Winter has yet to let go, Spring with all its hopefulness, still seems ages away and the relentless push for Valentine’s Day is upon us again. Whether you celebrate this with your spouse or partner or not, it’s hard to ignore the commercial pressureContinue reading “Spending Valentine’s Day alone”
Struggling to make a positive start to 2023?
It could be that the month of January itself brings back some difficult memories, or that you find the prospect of dealing with the new year a little too overwhelming.
Grieving at Christmas
Christmas is fast approaching and though it’s a time that’s associated with celebration, spending time with loved ones and making happy memories, it can also be a difficult and emotional time. It can of course be particularly difficult for anyone who is grieving or recently bereaved – one of a number of ‘firsts’ that weContinue reading “Grieving at Christmas”
Take note of your memories
During a counselling session, it may be that you want to talk about some aspects of your past, if they’re relevant to what’s on your mind. The past isn’t just about those big moments in history, but our own lives as well. It’s often said that we should cherish our precious memories, but what doesContinue reading “Take note of your memories”
The Healing Power of Nature
Healthy body, healthy mind may sound like a cliché but there’s certainly a lot of truth in it. Whether you’ve got a specific problem that you need to chew over, want to prioritise your daily to-do list, or just need a little me-time for some good-old contemplation, taking a walk in natural surroundings is greatContinue reading “The Healing Power of Nature”
What is talking therapy?
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer talking therapy, which is all about helping you find your own answers to your problems.