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September 30, 2017

As Summer turns to Autumn our reading lists become ever longer. And our brief escape, as we holidayed during the summer, our chance to truly immerse ourselves in a 'good book', are now a distant memory. But Autumn is here. Quiet, cosy evenings..

September 30, 2017

What does it mean to be alive? What are we supposed to do with our lives? What is our function in the grand scheme of things? Do we even have a function? Humans

September 28, 2017

I have lived alongside my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for as long as I can remember. For those of you who aren’t familiar with OCD, it is defined as an anxiety disorder that can cause the individual to obsess over intrusive thoughts that pop into their minds. T...

September 23, 2017

I began first by considering the dilemma for the private practitioner in the need for them to engage with the client’s parents to a much greater degree than the school counsellor had to. In school referrals generally came via the pastoral staff, teachers, or directly f...

September 20, 2017

Now, while this true story is lighthearted, it did get me thinking about the rules we make for ourselves. Often these can start out as attempts to make ourselves (and other people) happy, and take the form of commitments to ourselves.

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