Author: toni

Student mental health

Student mental health ‘failing a generation’ BBC News In 2016, 146 students killed themselves, and three have died in Bristol in the past month alone. Read the full story Mo says: So many are in crisis. Whether it is stress

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A Prison Counsellor: What’s the reward?

Written by Alex Baldock, counsellor at HMP X. What is so rewarding about working in a prison? The short answer is the idea of helping people. But this can be ascribed to any other environment. Helping people in prison perhaps

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Social Networks and Life Events

At our workshop on Saturday 16th June we will be looking at the effects of common life events on your clients – these effects can range from depression and stress to insomnia and relationship conflict. Life events will include divorce,

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Safety for counsellors

Have a look at this article from the National Counselling Society. Extract: “It is a common myth to think that the term ‘lone worker’ simply refers to people who work completely alone. Although thousands of people do indeed fall into

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Keeping trying when it comes to depression

Toni says: if something doesn’t work for you (or a client), keep trying. Don’t give up! Have a look at these natural ideas.

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A Counsellor’s Story – treating addiction in prison, Part 2

Toni says: Here’s Part 2 of Alex Baldock’s piece about the work he does in HMP X, his insights and reflections about his growth as a counsellor in response to the experience: “The cycles of change being what they are,

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Relationship gaslighting and perceptions of reality.

Toni says: Have a look at this article. It’s an insight into the vulnerability of women. How easy it is to chop away at their self confidence and the devastating effect this can have on perceptions of reality. https://apple.news/Ar51ukOqPTTuz0PjOWcsQ0A

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A Counsellor’s Story – treating addiction in prison, Part 1

Toni says: We are really pleased to present a piece written by Alex Baldock about the work he does in HMP X and his reflections on the way that counselling addresses addiction and his journey as a counsellor. Here’s part

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Workshop: Pain-free CBT!

Our workshop on Saturday 17th March 2018 will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We will explore what it is and how it works, then apply it to some common issues. By the time you leave you will be able to use

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It’s a Slow Road to Your Dream Practice

We came across this impassioned piece in The Guardian: “What I’m Really Thinking – a disappointed counsellor”. Toni & Mo say: We think that counselling courses should make the transition to practice much easier. If you are in a similar position don’t despair.

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