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Counsellors

About Paul Parkin

Paul Parkin is an online counsellor, therapist and life coach. He is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and providing affordable online counselling to people everywhere via his counselling website Counsellors Online. Paul has worked as an online counsellor for the past 15 years and has worked in several counselling settings, including - National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) the NHS. North East Council on Addictions (NECA) and Several telephone helplines including the Samaritans. See other posts by Paul Parkin or subscribe to his posts.

Men and Domestic Violence

By |June 13th, 2018|

Several years ago, before I became a therapist, in my role as a community development worker, I sat on the board of the local authorities domestic violence group, tasked with tackling and supporting victims and survivors of domestic, or partner abuse.

On the rare occasions that the victim of domestic violence was male, we were initially […]

How to React to Criticism

By |June 10th, 2018|

How to react to criticism – for a better outcome every time
None of us enjoy being criticised. It’s human nature to enjoy being right and most of us feel a sense of hurt when we’re wrong.

However, we all need criticism. Although we’re generally drawn to like-minded people, those who disagree with us truly help us […]

Manage Your Anxiety

By |June 7th, 2018|

You can manage your anxiety, firstly by accepting that anxiety has an energy and is a process, rather than something which arrives from now-where, it builds up, we build it up.

Once we accept this and learn to become more aware, get to know the signs and how to respond, then you can manage your anxiety better […]

Past Abuse

By |June 1st, 2018|

Past abuse, or historic sexual abuse, is something which takes time and a great deal of effort on the part of the victim or survivor, from here on, I will refer to people who were sexually abused or experienced past abuse as survivors, because thats what we do everyday – survive.

For some of us surviving […]

I’m Depressed

By |May 27th, 2018|

It’s very difficult to say ‘I’m Depressed’ the stigma of mental health is still a barrier to getting the right help and support, therefore, it’s difficult to know if people we love and care for are depressed.

They may hide or be un-aware that they are in fact depressed and that can make it difficult to […]

Worry Not

By |May 22nd, 2018|

We all worry at some time, however, constant worrying, about everything and things we have little or no control over, actually does us harm, Worry Not, there is a way you can manage your worries and get a better nights sleep to boot.

We may be a worrier because of learned behaviours, maybe your parents worried and […]