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The Myth of the “Perfect” Christmas

By BlueBell | 06/12/2019

It’s the time of year where we are bombarded with images of the “perfect” Christmas.  Adverts show us the family meal with extended family all gathered as they laugh and joke together.  They play games and moderately drink together. But is this real or perfect.  For those of you who are fans of “I am…

Counselling is the ultimate in self-care. Exploding 5 myths about counselling

By BlueBell | 24/09/2019

People often feel they have to be really struggling before they “need” therapy but in reality, if there is any area of your life that you feel a bit held back or just uneasy about then counselling can probably help.  If you had a niggle with your physical health, a recurring headache, an issue with…

The power of the great outdoors

By BlueBell | 07/08/2019

A good friend recently asked me about the effects of being outside in the lush green of a summer garden and it got me thinking of the many research articles on this very thing and how sometimes we underestimate its power. On one of the Facebook counselling forums I belong to someone also asked for…

RED January

By BlueBell | 07/08/2019

Some of you may have heard of an initiative run by Mind called RED January, it stands for Run Every Day and last January I signed up for it. I failed miserably having given up before I really started. Many interpret it as exercising every day instead of running but I didn’t even manage this!…