Faith in uncertain times

We are living in times of great stress, pressure and uncertainty. Every day new threats are looming and our to do lists expanding. As a society we seem to value autonomy and independence over community and connection, organisation and productivity over health and wellbeing and financial and material gain over inner peace and a deeper …

The Therapeutic use of Mindfulness

As a counsellor and mindfulness teacher I use mindfulness both in my own life and in my practice with clients. It is incredible to me what a difference it can make to apply mindful awareness to our feelings, thoughts and life circumstances. We humans have this tremendous ability to get caught in webs of our …

How does counselling work?

You probably know someone who’s been to counselling (whether they talk openly about it or not). In the past there has been a lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding this form of therapy and some people are still hesitant to talk about it, which of course contributes to the mystery of it all. Counselling is …

How to talk to someone who is feeling suicidal

Everyone of us will be affected, or know someone who’s been affected by suicide. Yet, it’s not something we commonly talk about. There is a lot of stigma, misunderstanding and fear surrounding suicide and suicidal feelings. It’s scary to imagine how someone might feel if they don’t want to live anymore and it’s scary to …