Category: Personal

Juniper Relaunch

Counselling, Dorchester, Weymouth, BACP, Equine Therapy, Horse Course

Photo: Janos Borbely As some readers may recall, Juniper has been on hold as a business for quite some time. Originally starting in 2010 as an Animal Health and Well-being business and a couple of years later incorporating natural therapies for people. In 2014…

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…

The Fear Layer

Counselling, Dorset, Self Development

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

A New Hope: Forgiveness

Paintedhorse , Equine, Healing, Learning, counselling

“It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer This…

Dear Dorset: A letter to a place

Gerry White, Juniper, Paintedhorse, EFL, Healing, Equine therapy

Creative writing can be a useful tool for personal growth and development.  I recently attended such a workshop with Sue Ashby included as part of my counselling training. We were challenged to write ‘free-flow’ for 6 minutes, even if we repeated the same word…

Great Expectations

Juniper, Counselling, Dorset, Georgie McBurney

When I first heard fictional character Carrie Bradshaw say ‘I’m looking for love. Real Love. Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming. Can’t-live-without-each-other love’. I recall it resonated with me as that’s what I have been looking for. My whole life. Until recently this ideal had never been…

Walking Down the Line

Juniper Natural Therapies Counselling

The last day of the year tends to always find me reflective and perhaps a bit melancholy – this year is certainly no different.  To me this picture captures it all without words. It was taken by a friend who I met a couple…

The Dance between Dark and Light

Counselling, Dorset, Georgie McBurney, Juniper

This is probably the oldest story we know, told and retold in some of our favourite stories of all time, stories that have become classics. Classics because they are timeless, and timeless because they are still relevant. The story of dark and light seems…

Journey with the Horse

‘Journey with the Horse’ is an equine-facilitated activity which I use with clients to help aid self development and learning. As I was thinking of ways to adapt the programme in the winter months, it got me thinking about on my own journey with…

LEAP of Faith

The definition of faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or…

Evolution

Phoenix, Fire, Release, Counselling, Dorset

When the phoenix shows up it indicates a new beginning, a fresh start, the ability to create a future different from the past. The phoenix showed up at the start of the year for me and with it came the message that a part…

Advice to my younger self

Juniper Natural Therapies Counselling Equine

This month has mainly consisted of a lot of self care, healing and discovery. One exercise that got me thinking was drawing a time line from birth to 2016 and writing down significant things that happened – good or bad. That wasn’t really the part that…