Don’t be a hostage to fortune

Traumatic experience leaves a particular marker behind it. Unless given attention, it becomes like a sealed moment in a life. Though time passes and our lives move on, however much older we become, the traumatic experience remains within us. However, … Read More

Don’t wait for a fairytale

By yourself you may tend to see the difficult moods you experience as just being part of who you are. So, for example, your relationships may tend to start to feel like they are all the same, that they involve … Read More

Psychotherapy : developing new ways of living

Psychotherapy is a way of developing a safe and confidential relationship aimed at understanding and improving psychological health. It aims at bringing relief to problematic subjects, and experiences of suffering. A psychotherapist will have trained in particular theories and practice. … Read More

Luck and good fortune

You need luck, no matter how much talent, drive and desire you have.  Without luck you may find it hard to get your ideas and projects off the ground no matter how good they are. In mythology, folklore and fairy … Read More

Loss of confidence

A profound loss of confidence is often a consequence of accidents and events. When something happens out of the blue it can leave you shaken. The impact on individuals of a death, or a painful family break up, or witnessing … Read More

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that is characterised by alternating periods of mania and depression. It was formerly known as manic depression. People with Bipolar Disorder can swing from extreme highs to extreme lows, sometimes very quickly. This can … Read More

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Where there has been trauma, particularly trauma that involves one person sexually abusing another, then the victim is often left in a state of shame.  It becomes impossible to speak of what has happened.  The victim becomes locked in a … Read More

About Counselling Buckinghamshire

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor working in Hazlemere, near High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire. Before starting in private practice I trained in the NHS at St Barts’ Hospital in London and before that at the Homerton Hospital in … Read More

Counselling Buckinghamshire

Counselling Buckinghamshire was set up in 2006 to provide a counselling and psychotherapy service to adults experiencing a range of different problems. Sometimes these problems might refer to a specific event such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy or trauma. Sometimes they … Read More