Author: Clare Lackenby

boundaries

Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries can be your best friend. As a counsellor, boundaries are extremely important in the counselling relationship. Setting boundaries in the counselling sessions is the key to ensuring the relationship is mutually respectful,...

crying eye

Is crying bad for you?

Sitting here in my counselling room watching the rain trickle down the window got me thinking about my last client and one sentence in particular. “Why would I want to accept my tears when...

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. Carl Rogers

Therapy for Therapists

Therapy One of the most common questions that is often asked of me in therapy sessions by clients are “have you ever seen a therapist yourself”, and to this question, I always answer truthfully...

13reasonswhy

Thirteen Reasons Why

My thoughts on the Netflix show thirteen reasons why I had previously heard about this book and then it came to my attention that Netflix had made a series from it, so I decided...

rage

What is anger? Anger is said to be one of our most powerful and vital emotions. Everybody feels anger at different times, to some degree. It’s part of the whole human experience. Feelings of...

phoenix

The Phoenix

The symbolism of the Phoenix, like the mystical bird itself, dies and is reborn across cultures and throughout time. In Greek mythology they tell the story of the Phoenix, a large grand bird that...

fear

Fear Fear is an emotion that typically occurs when you perceive a threat to your personal well-being. Fear is a common emotion that is experienced by most people at some point or another, fear...

Loss

Loss Loss and bereavement is described as an essential part of humanity. At the heart of human life is the experience of loss. There can be a range of losses, from the deepest and...

anxiety

Loss It’s not unusual to feel completely lacking in self confidence at the end of a relationship, especially if you’re not the one who ended it. There is a sense of loss, dreams dashed...