Professional Development Group – what to expect

Introductions We will be using my consulting room in Buxton which can comfortably seat six people.  We will begin with a short check in with each other.  Checking in involves each of us taking a few minutes to say a little about ourselves and sharing any relevant material.  Sometimes we have things happening in ourContinue reading “Professional Development Group – what to expect”

Supervising counsellors and therapists

The second of my short videos where I am speaking about how I think about supervision.  Counsellors and therapists who are not yet qualified are at an interesting stage in their development.  They are building experience and working effectively with clients and developing a sense of themselves as a practitioner. In this Vlog I’m describingContinue reading “Supervising counsellors and therapists”

Cold, wet and miserable?

My morning’s dog walk could have been cold wet, dark and miserable. It was 7am, still very dark, raining, with quite a cold breeze. Change Perception Yet, it was really quite ok.  As I made way around one of my usual routes I found myself thinking about how much our perception can change our feelingsContinue reading “Cold, wet and miserable?”

Christmas Stress

In the midst of the celebrations and holidays, whether religious or otherwise, I hope that you have had the opportunity for good times spent with people you love and care about.  Unfortunately for some people Christmas will  have meant a host of family arguments, relationship problems, disappointments, painful memories, losses and grief. Stress at ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas Stress”