Author: toni

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.

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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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Workshop: Going for Accreditation

Are you ready to go for accreditation but finding it hard to get motivated? Does the paperwork seem overwhelming? Have you tried to submit a portfolio but been told it’s not quite right? Our workshop on Saturday 2nd December 2017 will

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Workshop: Using Creative Techniques in Therapy

Our next workshop on Saturday 21st October 2017 will be looking at how to use creative play in therapy for adults and young people. From pictures and pebbles, to dolls and drawings, creative techniques can be used with clients of all

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Workshop: Methods for Unpacking Trauma

Our next workshop on Saturday 29th July 2017 will be looking at methods and tools for helping clients deal with trauma. This will include: historical child abuse and its ripple effects in the family adult experiences, including retraumatization and patterns of

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Focusing on men in grief

A few weeks ago, BBC ONE aired a one-off 60 minute film, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad. It focused on grief in men who had lost their partners.  Rio Ferdinand is an English former professional footballer who lost his

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