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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...

April 15, 2019

So, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Counsellors, therapists and everyone else you meet can have good days and bad days. Long before I trained as a therapist

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.

Selfishly, this is as much a message to me as it is to you. I’m putting this into words because I need to hear this message too. These feelings of pain, anger and sadness at my broken dreams and the uncertainty I face need to have greater purpose than simply the backdr...

December 23, 2017

Christmas can highlight what is lacking in people's lives, magnify it and can bring feelings of shame, inferiority, a sense of failure. Also then feeling like one is bad if you are not in the mood to celebrate, feel happy or like the very season that seems the most...

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