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May 27, 2019

I find myself weighed down with all the stones I’ve collected on the way out, and the way back. It got me thinking, as a counsellor, about how I carry heavy things. People come through my door every day, and give me their stories, their stones. Grief, pain, hurt, confu...

November 3, 2018

I am a listener. If I can get away with saying as little as possible, I will. This is partially due to anxiety and depression playing tricks on me – a belief that my voice sounds awful, and the things I have to say are of interest to no one except myself.

July 27, 2018

My client base is building slowly, and I’m feeling humbled by the material that’s shared with me and am grateful for the supervision I’ve had, to help manage some of that material and to check I’m working appropriately.

July 25, 2018

We all have an inner critic just waiting to spring to life as soon as we come up with an interesting idea or goal that we would like to achieve. As a therapist, I am certainly not immune to this inner critic and can find myself in the trap of questioning my intentions,...