For the past few days, whilst driving I've noticed the beautiful contrast of the clouds against bright blue sky. I wanted to photograph them to share with you, along with a mindfulness technique I was introduced to by Simone at Sati Yoga; a way of bringing your attention to how you are feeling right now,… Continue reading What’s your internal weather report?
Are you going over the same thoughts again and again? Struggling to live the life you want to lead but not sure how to change things? Do you feel trapped by your thoughts and feelings, with no-one to share them with? Are you in emotional distress and want to understand how to ease that pain?… Continue reading Need to talk?
A treasure trove of antique and restored tools at Old English Tools, Standard Quay, Faversham I recently published an article on Counselling Directory, describing how I view Integrative Counselling as a craft. Read the full article here. Integrative Counselling means bringing together different ways of counselling to best achieve the outcomes you want from therapy.… Continue reading What does an integrative counsellor do?
Labyrinth Feeling like there's no way through or out? Overwhelmed? Lost all hope of things getting better? Wondering if the people you care about would be better off without you? Do you just want the pain to stop? Make your next step a step towards talking to someone about how you feel. There is always… Continue reading No way out?
It's that time of year when everyone is talking about change. While some of us embrace and thrive in the growth and excitement that change can bring, others of us find it scary, confusing and unsettling. Falling leaves Children and young people are returning or starting school/university, parents of those children are adjusting to their… Continue reading Transitions
Andre Spicer, professor of organisational behaviour at the Cass Business School and journalist for The Guardian, writes a lot of opinion articles that I can get behind. From calling out the constant quest for excellence as damaging and suggesting we embrace being good enough, to championing a 4 day week and flexible working patterns as… Continue reading Self-care – what does it really mean?
It might not seem like great business-sense for me to tell you where you can find other counsellors listed, but it does make ethical sense. There are many counsellors and different types of counselling available so you can afford to be choosy - this is someone you will be sharing deeply personal and difficult thoughts… Continue reading Where I am listed (and where you can find other counsellors)
In 2017 in the UK, men were three times more likely to die by suicide than women, with men aged 45 to 49 having the highest rate of death by suicide. (Samaritans) Stigma around mental and emotional health still exists, particularly for men who are surrounded by messages such as "man up", "boys don't cry",… Continue reading Starting the Conversation with Mates in Mind
Private Practice Walking therapy, around Faversham I offer outdoor and walking therapy in and around Faversham, Kent.You can choose to have sessions in the woods in Dunkirk, along the creek in Faversham, or at the beach at Seasalter. We can also talk about alternative outdoor spaces to have our sessions. I am happy to work… Continue reading Where you can find me
Much as I like sharing images of ferns and seeds, it's probably more helpful for you to see who I am if you are considering counselling with me. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different counselling concepts and adapt our sessions to suit your needs and the issues you want to… Continue reading Hello! I’m Louise and this is me.