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April 28, 2019

We all hurt, and it sucks, who wants to hurt?  For me, the response to ourselves when we hurt is crucial to our recovery.  It is often tempting and culturally endorsed to blame and criticise one’s self for the hurt we experience.

April 5, 2019

Clients have had varying responses to my tears; some find it profoundly validating, evidence that I am moved by them, and that I am real and human. Some, I suspect, find it vaguely embarrassing.

March 23, 2019

Crying in society as a result or pain? If you’re outside, in front of people? They’ll look the other way, walk faster or cross the road… But cry at the Oscars during your politically-loaded acceptance speech? Everyone is all over you… Wow, that’s just totally the wrong...

August 26, 2018

It’s not that I am afraid of the word depression neither am I ashamed of it but in my eyes Depression was just a word that could literally mean anything about anyone, ‘the darkness’ is what I saw, what I felt, what haunted my every joyous moment and what hurt me, what...

July 27, 2018

For as long as I can remember I had my walls up, slowly over time I built them higher and made them stronger, determined no one would ever penetrate them. I put on a good face to the world - but I was dying inside. My self-esteem at rock bottom.

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