Category Archives: creative therapy

Reflection of an intergrative counsellor

When I first became a counsellor, I was outcome focused and wanting to make a difference. My work centred in helping the client have a better life and I worked hard, often seeking reassurance.

In the last few years, I have become curious about the counselling process and more focused on the client’s transformation using that process.  As a result of believing and trusting the counselling process, I am calmer and unfazed as to what my clients bring to sessions. I seek to help clients become passionate about themselves and become self-aware.  I have become goal-focused and see greater value in the strategies and exercises used to help the clients gain more from the counselling. As a result, 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

Symptoms of anxiety? 4 creative ways of coping with anxiety.

coping with symptoms of anxiety

coping with symptoms of anxiety

Do you have symptoms of anxiety?

If you are living with feelings of dread and as though you are on edge you are more and likely to be living with anxiety. These symptoms of stress and anxiety may result in you withdrawing from your family and friends or finding going to work can be unbearable increasing your stress level. It can also have a knock on effect on your confidence level and self-esteem. Continue reading

PTSD and art therapy

A recent article I read has reminded me of some work I did with the war children of Uganda and how the skills of art therapy  I gained have enabled me to counsel client’s with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These kidnapped children Continue reading