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August 17, 2018

I remember telling myself that I was broken and everyone else was normal and I was not. For this reason I kept the truth of the thoughts running through my mind on daily basis to myself because I didn’t think that anyone would understand or even care. When the anxiety...

August 17, 2018

The following insights are collected from both my personal and my clinical experiences with depression. These suggestions are not exhaustive and may not apply to every person or relationship. But my hope is they’ll give you a framework to lean on in moments when suppor...

August 17, 2018

Often a person living with depression will put on a mask of joy for the world around them, a mask of 'I'm alright thanks', a mask of acceptability and an outward mask of coping with life, just like everyone else. These are often masks to hide shame or their...

July 27, 2018

I am taking back the driving seat by exposing my Inner Critic and admitting its power over me. I admit the shame and embarrassment I feel as a Counsellor to get stuck in self-depreciation and disappointing myself.

June 2, 2018

In early sessions she had talked about her confusion, about her role as a younger daughter growing up in a large family and  having to follow the rules or be beaten - even when she didn’t know what was wrong.

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