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Let’s talk about Self-care

By BlueBell | May 27, 2020 |

In client sessions over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time talking about self-care.  In these unprecedented times self-care appears to have even more importance than usual.  This seems to be partly because people are struggling with being out of their usual routine but in addition some of their usual…

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Uncertain times but just what is normal?

By BlueBell | Apr 15, 2020 |

You don’t need me to point out that we are living in unusual times.  Many people are having good days and bad.  Often it is useful to know this and realise that you are not alone in these feelings.  There are many contrasting views from embracing doing things differently and living in your pjs to…

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Be your own cheerleader – The Power of Self-compassion for boosting self-esteem

By BlueBell | Mar 13, 2020 |

I have recently been doing some training around Imposter Syndrome.  What’s Imposter Syndrome you ask?  Well it’s a term that is relatively new but basically describes the feeling that some people get when they are in a role that they are very well qualified for but inside they feel they are an imposter.  That at…

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The Myth of the “Perfect” Christmas

By BlueBell | Dec 6, 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…

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

By BlueBell | Sep 24, 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…

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The power of the great outdoors

By BlueBell | Aug 7, 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…

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RED January

By BlueBell | Aug 7, 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!…

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