Why your health should be your number one priority

As a counsellor I often ask people I work with what their main priorities are in life and what they would like to focus on. Health is rarely top of the list, if it's even on there at all. I often find myself reminding clients that their health is their number one asset. It is …

A mindfulness based approach to counselling

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a counsellor. As a child, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I pictured myself sitting with someone and helping them figure things out in a deeply meaningful way. As I grew up I didn't have a term for …

True Happiness – and how to achieve it

In my native language, Swedish, there are two words for happiness. One is gl√§dje - used to describe the fleeting joy we might feel as we tuck in to an ice cream or enjoy a stroll on the beach or even get a new car or a work promotion. This feeling is reliant on our circumstances …

Mental health 101

If there's one thing I've learned, as a counsellor  with over 12 years experience of working in mental health and social care, it is that mental health is a very difficult subject. The stigma in society is still very noticeable and people who suffer with mental health conditions don't always receive the same understanding and …