As a nation we’ve been experiencing the challenges of being in lockdown for more than 12 weeks now and so it is probably no surprise that tensions may rise and tempers may fray as the pressure of not being wholly in control of our lives begins to kick in. Getting creative can be one way […]
Grieving and living Grief can take so many different forms and shapes, affecting our feelings and impacting our senses in ways we could never have imagined before we found ourselves in this new place of bereavement. Clients often ask me if there is a ‘right’ way to grieve? Like the joy and love we have […]
During the current, unprecedented, situation we are all finding ourselves in because of the Coronavirus pandemic, I will be providing counselling by telephone or by video call. I will continue to work within the ethical guidelines laid down by my professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk Keep safe.
The Six Nations 2020 international rugby competition is well under way and a new mental fitness scheme, Ahead of the Game, is using lessons from the rough and tumble of the rugby pitch to help boys open up and talk about their feelings. Funded by men’s health charity Movember, the mental health programme uses trained […]
We are blessed in Berkhamsted to be surrounded by the green rolling hills and beautiful beech woods of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the peaceful expanse of the Ashridge Estate. It makes complete sense to me to combine harnessing the healing properties of nature with the therapeutic benefits of talking and so […]
It can be difficult to find the right words to resonate with young men, to encourage them to have belief in their own strength to be themselves, without running the risk of sounding patronising, annoying, too out of touch with what it’s like to be a teenager in 2019, or just too squirmingly touchy-feely. At […]
It was encouraging to hear discussions around the benefits of counselling in a chat between Elizabeth Pargetter and Will Grundy in today’s episode of The Archers on BBC Radio 4. As grieving Will observes: “One minute your life’s set on a path, planning what you’ll do at the weekend, the next…” https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00050qs
I’m delighted to be a founding member of the newly formed Berkhamsted Counselling Practice (BCP). The BCP is the brainchild of Psychotherapist Sam Elderfield and brings together the expertise of several therapists under one umbrella. Sam explains: “I’ve been working in Berkhamsted for many years and I was looking for a way to expand the […]