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So far Rory1 has created 21 blog entries.

A social conscience

By |2014-04-15T15:12:58+00:00April 15th, 2014|

A social conscience: How can Therapy offer a Solution and Happiness? Some forecast doom and gloom. We are living in difficult times. Human suffering and social injustice are experienced on a global level.  As therapists we see these difficulties in our clients.  Poverty, abuse, social difficulties for example, enough to make anyone angry in a healthy [...]

Transition to University

By |2014-02-02T20:31:09+00:00February 2nd, 2014|

Transition to University: Not Just a Piece of Cake. Big changes can be emotionally intense for some individuals. A good example of this is the transition that many students endure from higher education to university.  Although circumstances differ for each individual, many choose to move out of their family home and into halls of residence. [...]

Gender Stereotypes

By |2014-02-01T18:38:35+00:00February 1st, 2014|

Gender Stereotypes - still influencing Another guest blog by Ashley, psychology student who continues his work here for a few weeks to come.  He is developing his blogging wings and deserves some response, I feel.  He writes: "I would like to begin this blog by stating that I do not agree with gender stereotypes. I [...]

Person-Centred Psychology relates to people

By |2014-01-23T16:52:47+00:00January 23rd, 2014|

Guest Blogpost by Ashley, psychology student - Leeds Trinity University.  Our Ashley's a great help.   "Since beginning psychology at A-level, I have learnt about a wide variety of approaches and therapies that have been developed and adapted over the years. Possibly my most favourite, and perhaps the most revolutionary and influential of these, has [...]

Conditions of Worth

By |2014-01-20T13:32:38+00:00January 20th, 2014|

As a counsellor I need to be aware of how I am being while sitting with my clients.  That is obvious.  If I am judging someone that will come across in my attitude and the client will pick that up.  That will hinder the counselling process and the client's experience or might even harm the [...]

Preconceptions

By |2014-01-16T17:44:45+00:00January 16th, 2014|

My name is Ashley and I’m currently a psychology undergraduate in the Leeds area.   As part of my university course, I have to arrange and attend a placement that has some form of psychological aspect to it. Having arranged a placement last year, my nerves were somewhat settled. This was until the deadline drew closer [...]

Confidence through counselling

By |2013-12-20T23:37:38+00:00December 20th, 2013|

This is an anonymised guest blog.  I want to do justice to the thought and effort that has gone into this journey and piece of writing.  Make what you will of it.  This person was working on self-esteem, confidence and understanding self in relationship. New Testimonial October 2013               [...]

Counselling Business Marketing

By |2013-07-17T19:18:58+00:00July 17th, 2013|

Providing psychological therapy in private practice is not quite the same as working in the rest of the business world. We need to be aware of advertising ourselves ethically due to the nature of counselling itself. I don’t mean to say that every other business is not being ethical. It’s simply that in the world [...]

Counselling for depression

By |2013-06-04T13:00:45+00:00June 4th, 2013|

It’s an everyday word – depression. It covers from sadness and lethargy to persistent low mood preventing you from enjoying life, (often felt more acutely in the morning or at night). Sometimes described with metaphors like having a black cloud hanging over your head, or a heavy cloak on your shoulders. It changes the way [...]

Hope through the process

By |2012-06-03T13:00:24+00:00June 3rd, 2012|

I have a lot of experience in working with parents of children and youngsters. My work as a counsellor is inevitably influenced by my time as a teacher. Often I recognise the anxiety on the faces of clients as they bring their story of the overwhelming things, that are occurring in their lives, which, they [...]