‘To light a candle is to cast a shadow’ – Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 – 2018)

Owning Your Shadow Self The highly original and influential novelist Ursula K. Le Guin died in January of this year. She leaves behind a wonderful body of work that depicts fantastic and futuristic worlds such as The Earthsea Trilogy (1968-1974) and The Left Hand…

Let’s make this week count!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017: 8-14 May. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the aim to increase awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental health. Mental health has been a source of fear and misunderstanding for centuries. The spectre of the ‘Mental…

‘Tis the season to be jolly …’?

How are you feeling – right at this moment? Are you Happy? Excited? Anxious? Does it seem that there is so much going on that you feel overwhelmed? This is a time of year when many of us come together to celebrate, have fun…

Are you an Imposter at Work?

As the information in the our section on Workplace Counselling indicates there are lots of reasons why someone might suffer from stress in the workplace. Some of these reasons will include: the expectations of the organisation and the job, the work-place culture, changes in…

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

Why does a person come for counselling? Well it can be for many reasons. Perhaps they have experienced some trauma in their lives – the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, something unexpected, or even shocking, that has caused them…