Healthy and Unhealthy Anger

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 Healthy and Unhealthy Anger This is the second in a series of blogs about anger and looks at both healthy and unhealthy anger. Anger is a very important emotion and healthy anger has been described as "a surge of calm energy, an empowered and energised feeling without tension or anxiety."…

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Learning About Anger

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This is the first in a series of blogs about anger and is a general introduction to the topic. Learning about anger management is a common reason why people come to counselling. We all experience anger.  It is a normal emotion with a wide range of intensity, from mild irritation,…

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Sleep Problems

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There is nothing worse than not being able to get a good night’s sleep and this blog looks at types of sleep problems, why we need sleep and the different kinds of sleep. It also explains why it is important to jump out of bed fairly soon after waking in…

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What is a panic attack?

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What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or…

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Panic Attacks

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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have…

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How to stop worrying

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This blog looks at how to stop worrying. Worry is part of the human condition but persistent worrying can turn into an uncomfortable habit that's very hard to shake. Chronic worriers even worry when they have nothing to worry about! Some feel that if they stop worrying, then they are…

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Anxiety Symptoms

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What exactly is anxiety? Is it our racing thoughts? Is it the way our heart pounds and the butterflies in our stomach? Actually it's a whole range of different things and being able to separate them can help to give us a sense of control over how we are feeling.…

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