Monthly Archives: January 2014

What is the difference between counselling and counselling skills?

Wwhat is counselling skillshat are Counselling Skills?

Counselling skills can be used every day whether it is in our job as a helper or just listening to a distressed friend. The art of being listened too can be practised by almost anybody and the effectiveness of being actively listened to can have a huge impact on our lives as it can enable us to feel better about ourselves.  Counselling skills help us communicate effectively and enable us to relate better to the people we are talking to. Continue reading

Online Counselling

online counsellingWhat is online counselling?

Online counselling, e-therapy or writing therapy offers secure therapeutic support through email, skype or instant messaging. Instant messaging and email is an online communication that enables you to keep a written record of your sessions, which is useful if you like writing or have the time to reflect on what has been said, Continue reading

The signs of Depression

symptoms of depressionStigma around depression

Depression is a serious illness which my clients are often ashamed about. They feel there is a stigma attached to depression. This means they become secretive about it, ashamed and embarrassed that it is affecting them. Some even find that their partner will be too embarrassed to talk about their depression to their friends.  Continue reading