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A Sunday Soliloquy

I’m sitting here by the river as I write this and I can hear in the distance, an aeroplane, probably from one of the military airbases nearby. To the left of me there seems to be some sort of wasp nest in the ground, I keep seeing quite a...

5 ways to wellbeing – Take notice

I recently looked at the 5 ways to wellbeing, particularly the ‘Take Notice’ aspect of it.  I’m a big fan of being out in nature.  I often find myself when i’m out walking my dog Hiro and catch sight of the sun setting in the early evening, or watching...

Back in the chair, and more…

After the long Christmas break. I recently got back in the chair in the therapy room. I found it interesting that after spending the last month furiously preparing for this most wonderful time of the year. Finding myself by in the peace and relative calm of the counselling room...

Time to change…

Well it’s that time again when we decide it’s time for the new you. A time to change. A new year and a new start. Everything begins with a start. It’s the origin of action, as I have talked about in A Gentle Awakening “So now we start, the...

A long time ago in a therapy room far far away

There can be few moments in my life that rouse more emotions than when I sit in front of a screen and the beginnings of the story scroll up the scream to the rise of John Williams incredible score. A lot is written about Star Wars and has been...

Negotiating the human condition

Our lives are often referred to as a journey, something that we travel on through our life. At times it can appear quite aimless, that we lack direction. Sometimes in our journey we find ourselves up against obstacles that make our it difficult and tiring. We may find that...

A Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- and finally

A holiday comes to an end, the days arrive and you question have I done everything? Is there something I’ve missed. As we get to our last few days here, I feel I’m ready to come back home, but a part of me has loved this break, this opportunity...

A Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- day 2

The diversity in this world is truly amazing. Sat in a turkish restaurant in the late afternoon and there is a busyness, as people prepare for the evening. The call to prayer rings out, part of the soundtrack to the day. It’s beautiful to hear, even amid the naivety...

Pixelated Perfection

  We live our lives online. This veneer, a masterpiece of creation, is an artificial something that only appears perfect. I remember as a child we would have our 35mm canisters developed at boots chemist, and receive a pack of blurred and out of focus pictures. Today we have...

Given the right conditions

There’s always an element of patience when angling. Quite a lot of not very much happening. As someone with ADHD, not very much happening is a difficult thing, at times I think I need to move about, be active. I’m learning to try and be still, to wait, and...