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what is therapeutic coaching

What Is Therapeutic Coaching?

David Elkins, a clinical psychologist and university professor, once described the relationship between a counsellor and a client as: “a special type of human connection and social interaction that restores the client’s emotional wellbeing” I believe the same to be true of every relationship between a trained therapist and their client, whether the therapist is a coach, a counsellor, a …

My Top Five Tips for Managing Anxiety

The internet is awash with tips for managing anxiety. Some are great, some I hate with a passion. The ones I particularly hate are the ones that seem to have been written by people who don’t suffer from anxiety, things like Get Enough Sleep Think About Something Else Go For A Walk I mean come on! Being told to get …

How do I know if I’ve got anxiety or something else?

You might be thinking, “surely it’s obvious when you’re anxious?” and I used to think that too. All through the years when I suffered from anxiety and depression and thought I was just suffering from depression. Until very recently, what I thought were warning signs that my depression was on its way I was actually, I now know, suffering from …

What is Anxiety?

Well that depends on who you ask. When I typed that question into Google I got 537 million results! The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome” or “strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen”. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines it as “ …