Category: Counselling

In Gratitude: July Catch Up

We catch up with our nine volunteers two months into their year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week. We also welcome one more volunteer to the team who joins us on Sundays from the ‘Northern…

In Gratitude: June Catch Up

We catch up with our nine volunteers one month into their year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week. A YEAR LONG CHALLENGE: I originally asked seven people who struggle with a common mental health issue…

The Alcoholic Life Game

Counselling, Weymouth, Alcoholic, Depression, Juniper

Dr Eric Berne (1910-1970) was a psychiatrist who developed a new theory in 1968 called Transactional Analysis and subsequently published a book called ‘Games People Play (the psychology of human relationships)’ which became a classic and world wide best seller. Games are classified into…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, Juniper, Counselling, Dorset

What is the cause of PTSD? All humans are complex organisms who constantly strive to adapt to the demands placed on them by their physical & social environments. When threatened they react with fear & distress – a survival function. We learn from danger…

Free your Inner Child

Transactional Analysis, Counselling, Glastonbury, Inner Child, Meditation,

According to Eric Berne’s and his Transactional Analysis (TA) Theory we have 3 parts of us: Parent, Adult and Child Ego State and all have thoughts, feelings and behaviours to help identify which is at the forefront and in charge. We switch between ego…

A Cup of Tea

Equine Therapy Counselling Light Love Inspire Juniper Counselling Therapies

In basic Transactional Analysis we have 3 ego states: Parent, Adult and Child, three different parts of us. I have noticed that some people find it difficult to get into their adult ego state, which is about being fully present in the moment, only…

Rear View Mirror

Counselling, Somerset, Glastonbury, Juniper, Paintedhorse

As this year draws to a close I am usually mindful of the year behind me. ‘Another year over, and what have you done‘ John Lennon asks and I reflect on an answer to give him. This year against the odds, I fought hard…

Victim Blaming

Juniper, Counselling, Trauma, Brain Science, Equine Therapy, Paintedhorse

I recently attended a truly inspirational and passionately delivered talk by Zoe Lodrick on ‘Dynamics of Power and Control’. Zoe is a Sexualised Trauma Specialist and has expertise in sexualised trauma, domestic abuse, victim behaviour, sex offending and in the interviewing of victims of…

The Fear Layer

Counselling, Dorset, Self Development

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Experience of Sadness

Paintedhorse Juniper Counselling Glastonbury Gestalt Person Centred Transactional Analysis

Almost a year ago my niece whom I had fostered for five years, looked up at the window that I was looking out of, as she ran away for the third and final time. Social services, as I knew they would, ended our placement…