August 26, 2018

One of my main areas of expertise is bereavement counselling, although my practice is by no means limited to this. I have had clients in the past whose death of their pet has hit them very badly, especially if there is another loss they are struggling to deal with. Whe...

August 19, 2018

I’ve had a tiring, but very enjoyable and rewarding day volunteering at my local 999 Emergency Services Day. In between my car parking duties  I was thinking of what topic I could write about that evening for this week’s blog. Then it hit me, I was volunteering, and kn...

August 12, 2018

When I decided to set up my own private practice I didn’t just want to name it after me, but to have a name that summed up what counselling is about for me. My first thought was of how important hope is. I thought of my last name, White, the colour white, then of a dov...

July 29, 2018

“If you’re feeling stressed out, lace up those running shoes and take them for a spin.” So goes the accumulated wisdom of studies on how running can reduce stress. But the other mental health benefits of this ancient sport may be less familiar—and potentially even stro...

July 8, 2018

Self-care is important. VERY important. Here are three important reasons why;

Firstly, when you take care of yourself, you send yourself (and your nervous system) a message of safety. The problem with modern life is that it doesn’t make us feel that safe. Our poor nerve...

July 1, 2018

This last month I’ve been posting three times a day on my Dovetail Counselling Service social media. This has involved a lot of research to find articles and inspirational/motivational items to post. So many things have been emotive, informative, and struck home with m...

June 25, 2018

My area of expertise is loss (although my practice is by no means limited to this). When we think of loss we tend to think of the death of a loved one, but loss can occur in many aspects of our life. This week I’m going to focus on retirement.

Retirement is a time when...

June 17, 2018

Earlier this year I did some training by the Foundation of Infant Loss. It covered loss by miscarriage, stillbirth and an infant. When I posted about it on my Facebook page I had some responses from women who had been devastated by such a loss. For me to get a response...

June 10, 2018

‘Why am I so confident sometimes, and the next moment I act like a small child?’ ‘Why do I feel so vulnerable and lost in certain situations? And in others I am a control freak and in charge?’ ‘Why do I feel so intimidated by that person, but so authoritarian when I am...

May 21, 2018

Nearly very client that comes to see me has trouble sleeping. There's a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health.

There is a goo...

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