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”

How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.

I’ve been remembering some of my experiences of change. One that was very significant for me was a few years ago now. I had been walking my dogs first thing in the  morning and I was reflecting on my internal sense of self and how I was feeling on a day to day basis. AsContinue reading “How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.”

Motivation

There are a multitude of motivational tips, lists of how to’s and steps to achieving change.  Some useful, some less so. I though this was a good article on motivation and ritual by Elliot Begouin in the interesting Huffington Post.  A different and helpful perspective. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliot-begoun/the-ugly-but-honest-truth_b_7999448.html    

What’s a Therapy Group Like?

Never, it’s not for me, I don’t have the confidence for a therapy group. Probably just a few of the responses you might have to the idea of being in a therapy group with people you have never met before. And sometimes it can be the very fact that you do not know the other members of theContinue reading “What’s a Therapy Group Like?”

Time for a Change? – New Year’s Resolutions

The  New Year  often brings a special focus to the things in our lives we want to change or enhance.  There is, of course, nothing stopping us making those changes at any time of year, but December 31st sees many of us making New Year resolutions.  Anything from losing weight, stopping smoking or other majorContinue reading “Time for a Change? – New Year’s Resolutions”

De Cluttering

My next post was going to be another piece on ego states, however, as I spent all day yesterday clearing and tidying my office and found it such a positive and energising experience, I decided to write about that first. It’s the time of year when I do my tax return.  I’ve been procrastinating forContinue reading “De Cluttering”

Integration

Exercise Routine I exercise every morning for about an hour, and sometimes again in the evening for another half an hour. Weekends I do more, may be three or four hours on one of the days.  What ever the weather, this is my exercise routine, its easy, I rarely miss a day and its nearlyContinue reading “Integration”

Motivation

Twitter Two things have been happening in my life over the last few weeks that have prompted me to think about what Eric Berne wrote about our needs and drives in terms of Hungers. I’ve been tweeting on Twitter, connecting with lots of great new people and unfortunately one of my lovely dogs has been quite seriouslyContinue reading “Motivation”

Big Skies and Bluebells

April Bluebells The bluebells are in bloom at Lincare woods.  Every year since I first discovered them – and I only moved to Chesterfield a few years ago – when mid April arrives and there are signs that bluebells are on the way I’m a regular visitor looking out for the first hints of blue.Continue reading “Big Skies and Bluebells”

Take your time.

I recently submitted some paintings for the Great Sheffield Art Show and the night before the submission date  I was rushing to finish a final painting.  I had originally decided to put forward just five pictures and then as the date approached I thought  – I can try to get another piece completed if I “hurry up”.  Needless toContinue reading “Take your time.”