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Understanding your sexuality

Going through puberty can be a confusing time for any of us, not only coping with the many body changes, but along with that our attitude about people, and who we may find attractive could change. As children we may like or love unconditionally, but as we grow and we become sexually aware. Attractions can and will change. For some people growing up and beyond, their own sexuality can be in question. Exploring your own sexuality can be very frightening, and confusing time. Peer pressure from family and friends can have a major influence on how a person believes they should behave and...

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Anger Management

Feeling angry is a normal emotion and indispensable part of the human race. All of us at one time or another will feel angry. We may feel angry about an injustice or a slight to ourselves or to another person, organisation or cause. Anger can be aroused when we feel we are not being heard, or misunderstood. Your thinking can get inflated and over exaggerated, thus feeding you anger into a highly Voltaire state. Others may feel a lack of control of any given situation, leaving them feeling powerless. In order to redress that balance, anger can be used to take control of the...

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Bereavement

All of us at some time in our life will suffer the loss of someone we love. Everyone’s experience of loss is different and very individual. Initially the shock of the event can take time to understand, and come to terms with. It can take time to comprehend what has happened. To take in that this someone is not coming back to you. The initial shock can leave you numb, and you may have difficulty excepting this loss. Grief often goes in a cycle; shock may be the first reaction with complete disbelief. For some people they may feel as if they are in a nightmare which they cannot wake...

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What is ...... Supervision?

Supervision is a formal contract where a counsellor and supervisor will meet to discuss a counsellor's workload. Supervision is no longer exclusive to the counselling profession and is used in many professions where demands on emotional well being are considerable. The amount of supervision needed is dependent on many factors, including the level of experience of the counsellor, the number of clients being seen, and the intensity of the workload. Considering these and many other factors, the amount of supervision to be undertaken needs to be regularly reviewed. Reflecting on...

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What is Depression...

In today's society the word depression, seems almost common place. Doctors are handing out anti-depressants to many patients who come through their doors, as they haven't the time to listen to what is going on with the patient's life. These anti-depressants are given to out to help you cope with the issue's that are going on for you. Depression can be a very lonely and dark place. Feelings of fear, hopelessness and being constantly tired. A feeling that nobody understands, just what you are going through. Depression can affect your work, and your family and...

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