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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.

Taking Back Control

By |July 14th, 2018|

Life isn’t supposed to be easy, I really don’t know anyone with an easy life, but what can make it easier is taking back control.

This doesn’t have to mean all at once, or feel terrifying, or that you just don’t have the time or the energy to even begin the task.

Think small, maybe start with […]

Love Choices

By |July 10th, 2018|

How much control do we have over our love choices.

We don’t usually set out to choose an un-loving partner, but what research on attachment shows is that when we experienced an avoidant/insecure attachment style of parenting, we are more likely make less than ideal love choices.

We’re often subconsciously drawn to similar partners in terms of […]

Depression Questionnaire

By |June 26th, 2018|

If like a growing number of people, you suspect that you may be depressed, my depression questionnaire will help you know for sure.

Depression, anxiety or phobias – Each year in the UK alone, 1 out of 4 people are diagnosed with a mental health problem, the true number is likely to be much higher. Even […]

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 […]