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SAD and Depression

By |January 11th, 2018|

SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder is a recognisable mood disorder, generally effecting people who have more stable mental health throughout most of the year, but exhibit depressive symptoms at a particular time each year, most commonly in the winter.

There are a lot of common sense reasons why a lot of people have the blues around this time […]

At One Wherever

By |January 25th, 2017|

There has been much written on the importance of feeling at one with ourselves and being in the right environment, being at one wherever. I am reminded of this as I sip my latte at my favourite Kyrenia cafe ‘Shooters’, the latte’s are great and the staff are so pleasant, they seem to be where […]

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Why chat with a counsellor before you’re in a crisis?

By |October 28th, 2016|

More and more people are accessing counselling before they are bang in the middle of a crisis – why?

It’s simple – because it is a lot easier to fix things when they are just starting to become an issues than waiting for our whole world to implode.

With more and more counsellors and therapists integrating life […]

Am I Depressed?

By |August 23rd, 2016|

I’m Depressed!

There won’t be many of us who haven’t had those words roll off our tongues at some stage in our lives, its a much over used statement, but what is the difference between having a crappy day and deep rooted Depression, clinical depression.

Am I Depressed?

The first issue is to work out if it is actually […]

Surviving – It’s a Journey Forever

By |March 1st, 2013|

My survival journey started the day that ‘choice’ was taken from me.  At the age of Fourteen I was sexually assaulted by 2 people that I thought of as “friends” from that day I have struggled to trust people.

At 14 we all think we are street wise and that we can take care of ourselves.  We all […]

An Unhappy Home – Hope Rising

By |February 14th, 2013|

In counselling I got to discuss and explore some skeletons I had kept in my cupboard for years, like how my mother has never been maternal towards me, and how I think she blames me for her marrying my father as she was pregnant with me at the time.

There is a big age gap between […]