Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Wellbeing

Self Esteem: Challenging Your Inner Critic

Having self-esteem is having confidence in our own abilities and values. It means being confident in ourselves, even though we are not perfect, and having faith in who we are and what we are able to do and achieve in life. Having a good sense of self-esteem has been linked to happier relationships, achievement, and… Continue reading Self Esteem: Challenging Your Inner Critic

Depression, Perinatal Mental Health, Wellbeing

Please Stop Telling Mums to “Be Kind to Yourself”: Supporting Mums with PND

This post is a little different to my previous ones, and I'm somewhat taking my 'counsellor hat' off and talking to those who are supporting others rather than those looking for help for PND themselves. Following on from my previous post on Postnatal Depression (PND), I am primarily aiming at this post at those who… Continue reading Please Stop Telling Mums to “Be Kind to Yourself”: Supporting Mums with PND

Depression, Perinatal Mental Health

Postnatal Depression: When the Joy Doesn’t Come

Today is Mother's Day in the UK. For mothers up and down the country it is a day filled with chocolates, flowers, and cups of tea carefully made by children. For others, it is a day filled with sadness and despair. This could be for many reasons; such as those who have experienced pregnancy loss,… Continue reading Postnatal Depression: When the Joy Doesn’t Come

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Wellbeing

Suicide is Not a Dirty Word

Suicide. There. I said it. Yet, despite the fact that more than 6000 people across the UK and ROI die by suicide every year, so many of us don’t. This morning, as I sat with a cup of tea reading the local news, I came across sadly familiar phrases in a news article: “fallen from… Continue reading Suicide is Not a Dirty Word