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June 6, 2017

 Søren Kierkegaard was the philosopher who came up with the idea of existential angst - basically it is the idea that we suffer because we alone are responsible for making meaning out of our lives, and when we become disconnected from a 'meaningful' existence we may ex...

September 4, 2016

Actualisation was a term coined by Abraham Maslow back in the 1940's . He felt that once people's basic survival needs are met, so their desire to grow in mental and emotional dimensions increases. Carl Rogers the founding Father of person centred counselling took up t...

August 9, 2016

What is the experience of having this thing we call a 'self ' like? It's common to think of the self as a single unit and that's great but actually what we quite often find in counselling is that the self is a mixture of parts

The image of an orchestra comes to mind - w...

July 23, 2016

Counselling in The Scottish Borders and Edinburgh - face to face or via Skype

Self regulation is a term coined to describe our ability to maintain homoeostasis or balance as we respond to life. To feel at one with ourselves and live in equanimity with all life's ups and...

July 11, 2016

 Counselling is a very effective way to deal with depression. It offers the opportunity to make sense of your life experience - the social or life events which have a bearing on your ability to feel a range of emotions, the ordinary ups and downs of life with both its...

It is you the client, according to Carl Rogers (the originator of person centred and experiential approches to counselling), who holds the key to all the wisdom needed for change to occur 

What he means is that it is not just up to the efforts of an expert to give you t...

June 7, 2016

Many counsellors consciously encourage a self reflective relationship with the body as part of the process of tuning into what can be observed and understood as we work together with people

Something you really get to work with and learn from when you practice TRE is...

May 21, 2016

The answer of course is that each individual is unique -  it is up to you the client to decide . I offer both long and short term counselling .

Short term would be 6 or 12 weeks and longer term - up to and over a year.

It's a decision we talk about in the first appointme...

May 16, 2016

Therapy at it's best is holistic and engages both sides of your brain - transformation truly happens when change happens from the inside out usually this kind of change is experienced as an ah ha! moment and is felt through the whole body mind - engaging body, feelings...

October 8, 2015

TRE Diary
If you want to find out more about the benefits of TRE then here’s a great example of how keeping a diary of your tremoring can help you reflect and learn as you practice. The diary is at Cheap Health Revolution and follows a persons daily practice over 30 da...

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