Category: Personal

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…

Goodbyes and Endings

We were asked to explore Beginnings, Middles and Endings in counselling recently. Beginnings can be a little bit nerve wracking as we establish a new relationship, the Middles all about developing the relationship and the Endings are often a little sad as we say Goodbye…

Equine Counselling

This month I have had the opportunity to experience an Introductory Workshop in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning (EFP/L) and begin a Practitioner Training Programme at LEAP in Gloucester.