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Rebranding of Empathy Offered – now Red Kite Therapy

By Empathy Offered | February 22, 2020

Latest Update: Empathy Offered Rebrand Just to let you know Empathy offered Counselling is now known as Red Kite Therapy. I still will be offering a counselling and psychotherapy in a supportive space with oodles of empathy! I now also no longer practice out of Wetherby Therapy Rooms, but instead from my private practice on…

Creative Writing to help release emotion.

By Empathy Offered | November 4, 2019

Wetherby Counsellor Yasmin ……. Here I share with you how creative writing can help you release emotion and find clarity. I appreciate fully creative writing is not everyones cup of tea. For some it will work whereas for others it will be another way. Ways To Contact Me Creative Writing & The Therapeutic Process.  We…

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Why I became a therapist

By Empathy Offered | September 5, 2019

We can all feel at times as if no one will understand us When we are going through a tough time – it is easy to feel that no one will understand us, no one cares or there’s no way out. As a therapist we are taught a lot about “disclosure” – do we or…

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Offering A Safe Space To Be Heard.

By Empathy Offered | August 30, 2019

What does it mean a safe space to be heard? As a qualified counsellor in private practice my therapeutic mantra/ strap line is “Offering A Safe Space To be Heard”. I thought I would discuss what this actually means!

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Counselling for Burnout – When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way

By Empathy Offered | August 18, 2019

“WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU STICKS AND STONES …… WHAT DO YOU DO?” Let’s face it we can all go through periods in our life when life does give us the full hurricane force of many sticks, stones and pebbles and crap thrown at us without even having the time to recover from the previous.

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Our Inner Child

By Empathy Offered | August 1, 2019

‘Working with your inner child’ can sound a bit koo koo.But the inner child is a psychotherapeutic concept that arose with Jung, and many therapists use forms of inner child work as a powerful tool to help clients. Perhaps it could benefit you?

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Making Mistakes & Self Development

By Empathy Offered | July 28, 2019

Who Makes mistakes? Mistakes – we all make them. The thought of them can make us cringe, lie and pretend that they didn’t happen! It wasn’t me, I don’t know! What are you accusing me of? Defending our mistakes even has the capacity to turn us into bullies ?. All quite regular defence mechanisms to protect…

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I am Only Joking

By Empathy Offered | July 10, 2019

Lets talk about that get out clause – “I WAS ONLY JOKING!”!! I am only joking …. here’s a phrase that I’m sure all of us have heard or used at least once in our lifetime. I’m really interested in when & why people use it in everyday life or in the therapy room.

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Making Waves Of Change

By Empathy Offered | July 1, 2019

Change …. most of us want to do it in some way or another. We can see the benefits on how it could help us lead a healthier, more contented, happier life. But the reality is – change is difficult, it can be painful, exhausting or feel impossible and downright scary. And who needs more hassle in our already busy lives?

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How Do You Deal With Unresolved Loss & Grief?

By Empathy Offered | June 28, 2019

How do you deal with unresolved loss? When working with clients who are grieving I explain grief as in three different stages – this is a really simplified explanation. I always clarify it’s important to understand these steps aren’t always linear. The best way I can explain grief as a trampoline of intense emotions and feelings – at times you might find yourself jumping around all three stages in one day …. or one hour or minute even!