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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. Read other blog posts.

Giving for Nothing in Return

By |October 1st, 2018|

We’re told from an early age that what we give, we get back, but it seems giving for nothing in return is best. Recent studies conducted by Campbell-Meiklejohn and Ph.D. student Jo Cutler have shown that when we give out of genuine kindness (when we give for nothing in return), rather than strategic kindness (when there […]

Expat Counseling

By |September 26th, 2018|

We’ve all felt at some stage, that running away from the pressures of life and a new start was the answer, expat counseling can help, more and more people who have left the UK for a new start are now accessing expat support services, because they realised what we all do eventually, that our challenges […]

What Kind of Self Story are you Writing?

By |September 19th, 2018|

Have you ever asked yourself  ‘what kind of self story you’re creating’. Maybe you haven’t given much thought or consideration to how much we can actually influence our ‘self’.

Most of us have heard the phrase ‘We are what we think’ but how many of us believe it. A lot of who we are is as […]

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 […]