Category Archives: writing therapy

Writing as a therapeutic tool

Writing therapeutically

When clients struggle to express themselves in the counselling room or their thoughts are all mixed up, I often encourage them to write a journal or diary. Writing gives them the opportunity to express these thoughts and help them try to make understand their feelings and emotions. It provides a release of these emotions and allowing them to express their feelings. It also provides clients a therapeutic way Continue reading

No shame in depression

No shame in DepressionNo shame in depression

I recently put up on my Facebook page a quote from JK Rowling ‘ I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that’. It was very popular and I expect it got many likes as many people like myself, can relate to it. Continue reading

Creative Therapy – Expressing Feelings

writing therapyMy counselling is based on the person centred approach which means that I am client led and I believe that each individual has resources within themselves to find their own answers. However, there are times when a client needs guidance along their journey or they find it difficult to express their feelings. An effective counselling tool I use with my clients is creative therapy. This blog post will look at what is creative therapy and what are the ways I use it with my clients. Continue reading

Online Counselling ‘fits’ round you

 

I have been delivering counselling via Skype, email and instant chat for over two years. I was therefore recently asked by welldoing.org to write an article for their website on online counselling. They asked me to describe how online counselling can fit round busy clients, give some tips with a brief fictional case study to show how online counselling chat can work. This is a reproduction of this article. Continue reading

My happiness box makes me feel happy

Reflection of happiness

makes me feel happyRecently a fellow colleague helped me out with my BACP accreditation by taking the time to read it and provide some critical feedback. I did not know this person very well but was grateful and happy that they had given me their time. When I found out that I had been awarded my BACP accreditation (after releasing a big happy scream) my first thought was that I must let the helpful counsellor know that I had gained my accreditation but I also wanted to share my happiness and have the opportunity to thank him properly. 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