Swearing and profanity as emotional expression

Here’s a common experience from my counselling practice that usually occurs in the first or second session. The client will be sharing his or her story and describing what’s going on for them. And sooner or later they’ll head into emotional territory and blurt out a...

A quick centering exercise

It’s easy to get knocked off balance in day to day life. Stress can sneak up on us at home and at work, on the commute, before the school run – at any time. When you feel ‘off’, it’s important to know how to bring yourself back into alignment. There are many...

Grief and bereavement counselling

These days, I find most people have heard of the five stages of grief as outlined by the work of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross (1): Denial/Disbelief Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance What people might not know is that these stages are experienced by people in completely...
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