Counselling room in Kington

New Premises in Kington

I am delighted to have opened my new counselling premises in Kington this month (October 2016). My new rooms are fully accessible for people with mobility difficulties (unless you have a very large motorised wheelchair, in which case please contact me beforehand to check with me). The rooms are quiet and discreet, warm and comfortable. My thanks…

Being yourself

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”  William Shakespeare Most of us spend much of our time trying had to please others, to be true to them rather than to ourselves. Sometimes the work of counselling is to…

The Alchemy of Mixed Feelings*

‘When we have opposing feelings, when we are pulled into different directions, when we are engaged in an inner struggle, the hardest thing to do is just to be with both sides in a Focusing  way. Yet this is the one thing that will allow a resolution of a conflict in the right timing and…

A curious paradox

‘…the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change.’ Carl Rogers wrote these famous words in 1961* This may sound glib, but it came out of long experience of therapy in which the counsellor and his or her ability to be ‘real’ within the counselling relationship with a client, was the…

The stigma around mental health is decreasing

According to research recently carried out by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), increases in engagement with counselling and psychotherapy suggests that the stigma surrounding mental health is diminishing (see the full article here). The findings suggest that 28% of people in the UK have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist and over half of Britons…