What do you look for in a counsellor?

Recently, I was working at an agency: clients wait in a waiting room and counsellors come out of the “office” and gently call their name to identify their new client. On this particular day, when I called my new client’s name the person who stood up did not match the image I had built in […]

Pick a counsellor… Any counsellor?

So, you’ve had a think and decided that you might give counselling a go… The next step is to find a therapist/counsellor that you might work with. If you Google Find a Therapist, you will receive pages of links that might help you: some useful, some not so much… It’s Good To Talk: Finding the […]

So, what is Counselling?

Therapy, therapist, counsellor, counselling are all words in common usage these days. Whilst watching trashy TV for 45 minutes the other day I saw: Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a school counsellor Charlie Sheen as an Anger Management Therapist I am sure that you yourself could come up with many more examples given 5 minutes. […]

Opening up: Being an aspiring Counsellor

Hello! Thank you for having a look at my blog. Who am I? My name is Neroli Oakley and I’m an aspiring Counsellor – studying Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am 38 years old, married and have a young son who is nearly 6 years old. I have spent 2012-13 studying for my Certificate in Counselling […]