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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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Self Awareness

You can go into any big book store in the country and you will find a "Self Help" section, which will include hundreds of books about the way you can turn your life around, from beating depression to loosing weight. Many of these books might include a self awareness reference, but what does it really mean. Self awareness is a knowing of yourself, which might seem obvious to some, but how well do we really know ourselves, and more to the point how well are we aware of the thoughts that are going through our minds on a daily basis. Many of us spend our lives rushing to work,...

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Panic Attacks

What actually is a panic attack? An attack is an acute feeling of anxiety and fear, which may occur suddenly. So what induces a panic attack? What do they feel like? How dangerous are they? Some panic attacks can be brought on by focusing on a negative feelings or fear: this can be as far reaching as worrying about a presentation at work, or going into a crowded shopping centre. The nature of the fear is as individual as the person�s thoughts. When one focuses on the fear, the fear becomes more intense. The sufferer may feel an overpowering sense of anxiety and fear, thus causing the...

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