Today is A-Level results day in the UK. Some students may be feeling over the moon, others may feel overwhelmed, some may feel disappointed and it might be that some feel a bit everything. The grades students receive are often the gateway to other opportunities, so understandably there is a feeling of pressure and wanting to succeed. However, I am left wondering what success really means?Read More
Smart phones. You may well be reading this blog on one. According to statista, 95% of 16-34 year olds own a “smart phone”. A device which connects us to the digital world of social media, emails, texts, phone calls, mobile banking, GPS navigation, google amongst many others. Modern day smart phones can be defined as PDA’s (personal digital assistant), which used to be a separate device, which is what technically separates a “smart” phone from a standard mobile or cell phone . All in all they are rather useful and have become a big part of modern day life. However, I am left wondering about our ways of communicating on smart phone and the impact this has on our lives. Are we really connecting with those who we have these digital interactions with and what impact does this have on our wellbeing?Read More
What is anxiety?
It’s a feeling that just won’t go away. You may feel worried, tense, afraid or a mixture of both. Anxiety can be experienced within both the mind and body. It is our bodies natural response to being under pressure. It is part of being human. It is normal to experience short periods of tolerable anxiety when going through a stressful time, such as moving house or doing exams.Read More
This week I have been thinking about what shame means. Shame is seemingly something we all experience, yet the quality of the experience feels isolating and like you are the only person to ever feel this. Even talking about shame is somewhat shame provoking. But why? Why is it so cringe worthy to share our shameful feelings with each other?Read More
With so many options on the internet market place, where on earth do you start when choosing the right counsellor? Let’s look at some of the key points to look out for when choosing a counsellor and how to narrow down what is right for you.Read More
Emotions. We all have them, but what exactly are they? Emotions can be both positive and negative, sometimes it’s possible to experience more than one at the same time.Read More