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My Body Is Not Wood, My Husband Refuses To Have Sex With Me

After five years of marriage, a 35 -year-old businesswoman, Mrs Bilikisu Azeez, on Monday approached an Igando Customary Court in a Lagos to dissolve her sexless marriage. 375 more words


Working creatively with anxiety CPD

I had the fantastic opportunity to attend a CPD with Nettie at Challenging-Behaviour Counselling Services in Dunstable on Saturday 17th March.

As a trainee counsellor one of my interests is working creatively with some of the issues that clients bring to sessions. 566 more words

Chronic Pain

The Holy Grail and the Myth of Support

My God, I’m struggling.

“But you’re coping,” my Mum tells me over the phone.

“I’m not, I’m really not,” I answer, thinking of how every surface in the kitchen is covered in dirty dishes, that the living room is an obstacle course of clutter and empty cardboard boxes from the most recent DIY session, that every single room in the house is a mess, that none of us has had a shower all week, my grey roots are showing like a badger stripe, the kids aren’t keeping up with their homework, we’re risking intervention by the Attendance Officer due to Ivy’s recent bout of school refusal, Lily’s behaviour is becoming more and more problematic, I can’t get to sleep then wake at the crack of dawn so I’m permanently tired, that my heart feels like it’s racing out of my chest all day every day, I’m always on the verge of a panic attack, I look like a bag lady and also my car is now falling apart. 1,748 more words

A Year To Heal

Forgiveness is not a prerequisite for healing

I don’t know whether it’s because my first experience of therapy was with Christian counsellors, but I always believed that forgiveness was a prerequisite for healing. 441 more words


Behind the mask

All the different aspects of me need to be pulling together. They are proud, contrary souls.

The one I am in right now is playful and filled with Love. 959 more words

Being Human

Another disappointing month, and I still haven’t been to therapy

I haven’t emailed my therapist to make another appointment since the one I missed. I still haven’t been to choir either and I’ve dropped out of some more extra work. 286 more words