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“Honey, this is out of our league” – friends or professional counselling?

It’s always a big decision to opt for counselling sessions, and quite often it happens not out of a proactive choice, but simply because we have exhausted our other options – and what normally works to help us sort out our problems is no longer working. But when do you know when that time comes?…

How can you make your New Year Resolutions stick?

According to a recent article in New Scientist, only 10 per cent of new year resolutions will survive the whole year. It’s hardly a surprise to most of us…haven’t we all taken out an ill-fated gym membership / committed to Dry January only to fall at the first weekend after the first January-blues week /…

‘Tis the season to be jolly?

  There is enormous pressure for us all to have a wonderful time at Christmas and New Year. But for many of us it is fair to say that our mental health takes a turn for the worse. Just when our body clocks are geared for a hunkering down under the duvets in a semi-hibernation,…

But other people have bigger problems than me…

One of the things that often stops us seeking counselling is that we feel that our problems are insignificant compared to the suffering of those we feel have bigger problems than us. We tell ourselves that we should be grateful for what we have, that others are much worse off than us, that we are…
Julie Tanner Counsellor Psychotherapist

On With My Life Counselling and Psychotherapy is born!

I am so pleased to bring to you On With My Life  counselling service. And also surprised – in a pleasant sort of way – because On With My Life (or OWML) hasn’t been born of any grand ambitious entrepreneurial plan (though there’s certainly nothing wrong with those!)  but sparked and spluttered into life 7…