How exercise affects mental health

I’m sure we’ve all heard that exercise is good for our mental health. But how exactly does it work and what type of exercise is the most effective? Just like with any treatment, there is no one size fits all. We’re all different and I advice my clients to find their own, personal formula based …

How to be kind to yourself

I speak a lot to my clients about being kind to yourself. I think in our eagerness to be liked and to please others we often forget that we are people too and that we can hurt ourselves way more than we realise. Do you criticise yourself incessantly in your own mind? Do you think …

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 …