Since entering into private practice, I have slowly been writing on topics that may be helpful to those seeking counselling services. My intention is always to put information out there for not just my clients, but for anyone or contemplating the start of their healing journey. We can cover a lot of ground in therapy sessions, but there is also a lot of processing that can go on between sessions. I hope that by writing, someone out there will struggle a little less. I see change every day in the amazing people I work with, no matter how small.
The title of my blog is inspired by existential Psychiatrist Irvin Yalom, after his popular novel by the same title. The work of Irvin Yalom has been influential throughout my counsellor training and career. It is through Yalom’s perspectives, questioning, and dedication to providing excellent therapy to clients that I have been able to better attune to clients in the moment, being a genuine caring presence for their healing journey. I contacted Irvin to ask if I could name my blog after his book - not only did he respond, but he also said yes! It was an honour to have correspondence with you Irvin, and thank you!
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Emergency Plan for Panic
Where did I just go? Developing Mindfulness in Exercise
Christmas isn't a Glorious time of year for Everyone
You are Worthy of Your Time
Finding the Right Counsellor for You
Hello Spring, I've been Waiting for You!
Three Little Things: Journaling to Build Self-Worth
Getting Unstuck from Negative Looping Thoughts (The Shortlist Series)
Living Life - Even on the Tough Days
Help for Insomnia: Creating a Bedtime Routine
A Spoonful of Sugar helps the Medicine go Down
Developing Mindful Awareness
Turn Your Internal Compass toward Loving Kindness
Pursuing a Career with Abandon: Why I love being a Counsellor