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How to get in touch with your emotions (5 highly effective ways)

When many people come to see me in therapy and we discuss why they are looking to start seeing a counsellor one of the common reasons is “I would like to know how to get in touch with my emotions.” Getting in touch with our emotions has become somewhat of a cliché as mental health […]

35 Journaling Prompts for Healing 

Journaling prompts can be a great way to heal our emotional wounds and develop our self-awareness. Research has shown that it is effective in managing depression, anxiety and trauma.  Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why I’ve composed this list of 35 prompts that you can use to get started journaling […]

Our biggest battles are fought behind closed doors.

On the 11th of February 1990, James “Buster” Douglas stepped into the boxing ring with Mike Tyson in an event that was advertised as “Tyson is Back.” As a 42-to-1 underdog, Douglas was barely expected to make it past round 1. Odds were so skewed that most bookmakers wouldn’t even accept a bet on Douglas […]

Understanding The Difference Between Anxiety And Depression

In the realm of mental health, anxiety and depression are among the most prevalent disorders. While they share some commonalities, their distinctions are crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. What is anxiety? Anxiety is primarily characterised by excessive worry and fear about future events. It’s the body’s natural response to stress, manifesting physically and emotionally. […]

5 Ways To Get Out Of A Depression Slump

Getting out of a depression slump can be difficult, but it’s important to understand that it’s not impossible. Depression is a complex and multifaceted experience that is influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Everyone will have their own unique combination of solutions, which can take a little time to find, which is why it’s […]

5 Ways To Overcome Anxiety When Driving

For many of us driving is unavoidable. Whether it’s on a commute to work, dropping the kids off at school, picking up the shopping or even as part of our day job, we need to get from A to B. Driving is something that can connect different parts of our day. That’s why if you […]

How to Deal with Social Anxiety at Work: Strategies from Ben Fishel Counselling

Social anxiety can transform the workplace – a hub of professional ambition and collaboration – into a daunting maze of fears and challenges. It’s not just about feeling shy or nervous; social anxiety can significantly hinder one’s ability to communicate, collaborate, and thrive in a professional setting. However, with the right strategies and support, navigating […]

How To Stop Getting Bothered By Strong Opinions

I’m about to say something that might seem surprising. But I truly believe what I’m about to say, so I’m going to say it. I’m in the process of getting over an addiction. It’s a very common addiction, and like all addictions, it’s something that serves a purpose. That purpose, however, is not a sense […]