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Early Learning In Counselling

By Empathy Offered | May 26, 2020

Why are our Early Learning years so important? what does it have to do with Counselling? The Power Of Early Learning in Counselling What is the power of Early learning in counselling why is it important? Understanding how the brain develops can help us understand why counselling works. We were all babies once. Much of…

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Why Humans Need Therapy & Why It Works.

By Empathy Offered | May 23, 2020

Have you ever wondered why humans need therapy? I mean do we really need it? Does therapy work? I wondered that very same questions for a number of years – long before I thought about going for therapy myself. In fact I remember clearly in my early 20’s thinking with great relief ” so much…

What will I gain from counselling?

By Empathy Offered | May 10, 2020

Paying For Counselling is a transaction. What will I gain from counselling ? What are the benefits of counselling? Of sitting talking to a stranger? You arrive at counselling face to face or online with an issue, you pay for the service and you will have expectations of what you want to get from it. …

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Self-Efficacy is good for you. Find out the why?

By Empathy Offered | April 27, 2020

What is Self-Efficacy? Self-efficacy refers to the strong sense of trust in your abilities and competencies, and determines how you think and feel about yourself. It influences your thoughts, emotions, actions, and motivation, and enhances self-control. It is a way of understanding and acknowledging what you are truly capable of! An important component of resilience,…

My Continuing Professional Development

By Empathy Offered | April 23, 2020

Continuing Professional Development I Have Undertaken In 2020 I view CPD and additional continuing training essential to add to my therapist “toolbox”. It also allows for reflective practice and fresh, up to date thinking in sessions with clients Workshops TA 101 Transactional Analysis – 2 day workshop | TA Centre, Horsforth. TA (Transactional Analysis) Personality…

Using mantras and affirmations in counselling

By Empathy Offered | April 5, 2020

Using mantras and affirmations in counselling As we reach the end of our second week lock down I’m sure many if not all of us have been having many uncomfortable really weird feelings right now. The low-lying fear and anxiety that perhaps gets more intense at night. That feeling of having no control of helplessness. …

Virtual Museum Tours

Is boredom getting the better of you? Get my list of Virtual Museum Tours

By Empathy Offered | March 26, 2020

Beating The Boredom During Lockdown Virtual Museum Tours  With the whole country on lockdown means being at home day and night. In fact not just you but that includes everyone in your household. I don’t know about you but from my experience it can feel overwhelming at times. And yes it is perfectly expected for…

Living with Heightened Anxiety

By Empathy Offered | March 16, 2020

We Love Certainty Generally as Human beings ….. we like certainty.  We are hard-wired to want to know what & when happening and to notice things that feel threatening to us. Think fight or flight mechanism. For those familiar with the The Polyvagal Theory – you will be aware of the books strap line “The…

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What To Do After A Counselling Session?

By Empathy Offered | March 10, 2020

Here’s a list of my 6 top picks of places around Wetherby and Harrogate for some chill time after your counselling session. Any type of relationship counselling session can leave you drained. Wether you are going as a couple or on your own. You have poured your heart out in a session, perhaps cried or…

Thinknig about your emotional strengths

Thinking about your emotional strengths

By Empathy Offered | March 8, 2020

When a client arrives in therapy having relationship issues – they are often in distress, pain or feeling hurt. Or just plain angry. Focus is usually on the things that they would like to change or trauma they would like to process or their physical or emotional needs that are not being met. This can…