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Writing Clinical Will as a Counsellor

Guilty of putting off writing a clinical will

Writing Clinical will as a counsellorCreating and writing a clinical will has been something I’ve always intended to write but never got round to doing it.  Every week, I’m guilty of always transferring ‘writing my clinical will’ onto my weekly ‘to do’ list. However, a colleague, Roslyn Blyfield, Continue reading

Counselling in Sheffield

counselling in sheffieldFinding the right counsellor for you.

We can find a lot of information about counselling and the service that counsellor’s offer in Sheffield and worldwide. Committing to counselling can be a difficult decision and often an intimidating one. It is often not easy to admit that are you feeling depressed, anxious or stressed. You want to find a counsellor that you trust and one that works to a high standard. But then you have a difficult dilemma of finding a counsellor. If you look at the Counselling directory you will see there are over 1200 counsellors with just over 100 counsellors in Sheffield alone. I am sure if you are considering counselling this can make you feel confused. What is counselling all about? Who and what counsellor do you choose? It’s a tricky choice and decision. Continue reading

Professional and Ethical practice for the Counsellor – Using Social Media

counselling trust Social media and Counsellors

Counsellors are recognised for providing a safe, confidential space to help individuals with any crisis they may face in their life. Emerging technologies are rapidly changing the face of counselling, especially with regard to the use of social media. Many amongst the counselling profession question whether social media can be used ethically, without ruining the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor. I believe there is a place for responsible social media use within counselling, but it is important to think about how we as counsellors, represent ourselves in the social media world. Continue reading