Sympathy vs Empathy

On Empathy Day, it seems like a good time to clarify the difference between sympathy and empathy, which many people seem to mistakenly regard as the same thing. While the difference can sometimes be quite subtle, there is a clear difference which every good counsellor learns at a very early stage of their training. Put in simple […]

How to Feel Happy When You’re S.A.D.

You may be thinking we’ve gone mad, but we haven’t. How can you feel happy when in fact you feel sad? We all put on a brave face sometimes when we aren’t feeling too good, but we’re not talking of the emotion sadness but rather S.A.D, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. What is S.A.D? […]

Importance of Self Care 2020

When we talk about self care, many people seem to link it with being selfish, which is an entirely different thing. “I’m too busy at work/looking after the family/doing the housework – shopping – gardening and many other reasons that we don’t have time to look after ourselves properly. Yet, how can we be in […]

Love in Lockdown

How is your relationship standing up to the strain of Lockdown? We have had a mixture of reactions from clients regarding this question; some are genuinely loving it, being able to spend more time together; having the opportunity to reminisce about good times from the past and making plans for the future. Household chores can […]

New Year and a New You

So many people say it each year – it’s a new year so it’s going to be a new me… then often, by February, all resolutions have fallen by the wayside and we end up feeling worse about ourselves than we did the previous year. The thing is; you don’t actually need a totally new […]

How to Beat Those Winter Blues

How to Beat Those Winter Blues

Believe it or not, it is not a coincidence that during the Winter months you almost feel like hiding away, hibernating and waiting for the warmer, brighter weather to reappear. It is also extremely common to feel a little down in the dumps or dare we say, blue. The changing seasons can be beautiful; going […]

How to Pursue Your Ambitions in Life

Setting your goals and ambitions in life is important, it can and should be a massive part of who you are – without a goal, where are you heading? Perhaps you’d like to set goals for each part of your life, family, work, health, spiritually, personal development, fun (you can choose the areas).  Some people […]

Top Tips for Maintaining a Relationship

When you ask a couple in this day and age how long they have been together, it seems as if the longer they say, the more shocked we are. It used to be the norm that once you married someone that was your forever, but divorce rates are still on the rise and long-term relationships […]

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself

a sign saying 'make this day great'

Sometimes it can be really hard to find that get up and go and we feel less than motivated all too often. This can happen because of burnout, overwhelm or sometimes just because. The trouble is it can leave us feeling unmotivated and lazy throughout the day. You make goals, but then you procrastinate, and […]

4 Top Tips for Self-Improvement

We are fans of self-improvement and believe it is never too late to make changes or switch directions with your life, in fact, we are a true testament to that ourselves. It is essentially what life is all about; growing, learning and loving the experience. There are so many books, courses, videos out there to […]