7 Reasons to have counselling – before you hit a crisis point.

Reasons to have counselling – there can be so many. But a conversation recently struck me, after talking with some friends. That many people don’t think of it as something you do unless you’ve ‘reached the end of your tether’. And I thought this was quite sad. Like many people, you may not have considered […]

What is Self-Care really?

What is self-care – REALLY? The term self-care gets thrown around a lot. “You should do some self-care!” – when you feel stressed, or burnt out. “Maybe you aren’t getting enough self-care” – when you feel like you never have time for yourself, or spend all of your energy looking after other people. But what […]

Self-soothing techniques to help with anxiety, stress and feeling overwhelmed

Learning self-soothing techniques to help with anxiety can help prevent feeling overwhelmed, simultaneously grounding you when you need a moment of calm. Anyone can use them! Struggling with anxiety and stress is never fun – however, it can be managed and you’re not alone in feeling this way. Many people have feelings of high anxiety, […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder AKA Winter Blues: 5 Ways to Manage Your Mood

Are you worried you might have Seasonal Affective Disorder? Hello, lovely readers of Southend-on-Sea, Essex! As a counsellor and mental health professional – and human! I understand that the winter months can bring about a sense of gloom and melancholy. The nights get darker earlier and it’s typical to hear complaints about the weather! Everything […]

How To Go From People-Pleasing at Work to Boundaried and Brilliant

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Are you people-pleasing at work and ending up frustrated that you still have mountains of tasks, whilst others are swanning off for an early lunch? Do you end up taking on more and more responsibility but the rewards are lacking? Does saying ‘No’ to your manager or co-worker fill you with dread or guilt? If […]