Counselling Articles

Living with BPD: a Borderline Personality Disorder Case Study

Curious if you have borderline personality disorder? Actress and columnist Nicola Thorp shares her personal experience of living with BPD, from getting a diagnosis, attending therapy, and navigating symptoms. What is it like to have BPD? “I started having what I refer to as ‘episodes’ when I was around six years old. They would usually...

How to Reach out To Someone Struggling This Holiday (And Not Make Things Worse)

by Andrea Blundell It’s been a tough year, to say the least, with more anxiety and depression going around than usual thanks to the pandemic. And perhaps you want to reach out to someone whose mental health you are worried about this holiday season.  How to reach out to others this holiday season  Reaching out...

Midlife Crisis, Depression, or Anxiety? How to Tell the Difference

By Andrea Blundell Somewhere between aged 40 to 60 and not been feeling yourself? Uncertain if it’s a midlife crisis, anxiety, or depression? Midlife and mood disorders A midlife crisis is a standalone issue, as are depression and anxiety. But they can be bedmates. Midlife can involve difficult realisations about mortality and what we haven’t...

Running High on the US Election Results? What Client Centered Therapy Needs You to Know

by Rob Stanley The unfolding of the USA election resulting in a win for Biden continues to be an emotional experience for many, and a source of division, even amongst family and friends. It’s the perfect moment to heed the wisdom of Carl Rogers, the founding father of client centered therapy. A groundbreaking leader in...

Accepting What Is – Is It Really a Good Idea?

by Andrea Blundell Does your life always have a conflict or two on the go? Constantly dreaming of being somewhere else? Or fighting your way forward? Accepting what is could be a tool you need. What is acceptance? In psychology, acceptance is closely linked to allowing, and to the present moment. What is happening right...