Blogs and Pods

The Pitfalls Of Perfectionism

The Pitfalls Of Perfectionism

Who’s on the podcast? In this episode Jo speaks to Josephine Hughes, a Counsellor in private practice based in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex. Together with her private practice Josephine has developed her ‘Good Enough Mum’ work to support women who...

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Imposter Syndrome And How To Tackle It

Imposter Syndrome And How To Tackle It

Who’s on the podcast? In this episode Jo speaks to Jane Travis, who set up and manages the Grow Your Private Practice Club for therapists in private practice, to help them get the best out of their business. More details can be found below. What’s the...

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Unhelpful Negative Thoughts And How To Challenge Them

Unhelpful Negative Thoughts And How To Challenge Them

Who’s on the podcast? In this episode Jo talks to Zoe Hinett, a Counsellor in private practice at Sticks And Stones Counselling based in South East London. Zoe works with a lot of people who have difficulties with negative thought patterns and works with them to...

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Working With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Working With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Who’s on the podcast? In this episode of the podcast Jo speaks to Sarah Felton who is a Counsellor in private practice based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  What’s the topic? Sarah talks about her work with clients who are struggling with Obsessive...

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Anxiety And Mental Health From A Male Perspective

Anxiety And Mental Health From A Male Perspective

Who’s on the podcast? In this episode of the podcast Jo talks to Kev Cullinan who, as well as being a huge advocate for yoga and passionate about his music, has also struggled with his mental health. What’s the topic? Whilst there is increasing awareness...

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Anxiety In Children And Young People

Anxiety In Children And Young People

Who’s on the podcast? In this first episode of the podcast Jo talks to Sarah Blunden, who is a Counsellor in private practice in Stoke-on-Trent. Sarah also works at a local charity counselling children. What’s the topic? It seems as though there are a lot...

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The 12 Ways Of Surviving Christmas

The 12 Ways Of Surviving Christmas

If you’re someone who loves everything about Christmas then this might not be the post for you. However, we’re going to assume that you’ve arrived here because Christmas is a time of year you struggle with. Us too! Welcome to our exclusive club!...

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Why Not Everyone Enjoys Christmas

Why Not Everyone Enjoys Christmas

We all know the drill at this time of year. We’re bombarded with adverts about the latest gizmos and gadgets to buy, not to mention articles on how to host the best ever Christmas dinner for the family. There’s a lot of pressure for people to be happy, and...

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5 Ways To Get Organised And Reduce Anxiety

5 Ways To Get Organised And Reduce Anxiety

While this might sound harsh, it’s important to acknowledge that we sometimes create our own anxieties. If we can recognise this fact, then that can help us move from a position of helplessness to one of being in more control. Whether you’re struggling...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Reframing Our Thinking

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Reframing Our Thinking

You may or may not have heard of Derren Brown. He’s an English mentalist and illusionist who draws upon psychology in his stage and television shows. In one of his stage shows, Miracle, Derren talks about “the stories we tell ourselves” and the power...

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7 Ways To Tackle Low Self-Esteem

7 Ways To Tackle Low Self-Esteem

There’s a lot of information out there about the symptoms of low self-esteem. It can lead to people withdrawing from social situations, focusing on the negatives, and being unable to take positive feedback (i.e. compliments) from others. Through our work with...

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