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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Nostalgia

Watching ‘Dr Strangelove’, you remember watching it with a friend 25 years ago, how it made you laugh doing impressions of Peter Sellers. You think of the past, the old relationship and wonder how you lost touch? The relationships you … Read More

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How do I change myself?

An article in the Big Issue (Feb 13-19 2017) explores the question of whether; you can change yourself by looking within to find the truth you find there, or, by selecting aspects of your character that you recognise and don’t … Read More

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Overhauling Mental Health Provision

Reading of Theresa May’s interest in overhauling mental health provision (BBC 090117) made me think of the need to try to address mental health issues before they become too developed. Ideally we would all be better at spotting signs of … Read More

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What is Realistic?

People can have an idea that a psychotherapist or counsellor will quickly make inspirational interpretations of their situation and that their lives will be changed very quickly. I think this is unrealistic. What is possible is that through working with … Read More

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Seizing the Moment to Make a Change

It is one thing being able to recognise the moments in our lives when change is possible, it is another being able to follow that through and make change happen. Most of the time we tend to live life going … Read More

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