Counselling for Menopause

Menopause can be a challenging time for many women, as it brings about physical and emotional changes.

According to research of the 13 million people affected by menopause in the UK, 75% will experience negative symptoms. A quarter of people who experience menopause describe the symptoms – which can include hot flushes, difficulty sleeping, low mood or anxiety and problems with memory – as severe.

Counselling can be very helpful during menopause to address any concerns, manage symptoms, and promote overall well-being.

In our sessions together we will look at identifying strategies to manage a wide range of physical symptoms and improve quality of life.

Menopause can be a time of great emotional turmoil as women may experience anxiety, depression, and irritability which can also impact women in the workplace.

My Counselling and Wellbeing sessions can help women identify new ways of making emotional, physical and lifestyle changes for improved well being, self confidence and to reduce time off work.

If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms and would like support please contact me.

Affluent women need Counselling too!

When it comes to mental health, there is a common misconception that wealth automatically equates to happiness and success. However, the reality is that financial prosperity does not guarantee emotional well-being. In fact, affluent women can face unique challenges that may necessitate the need for counselling.

First and foremost, being wealthy does not shield a person from experiencing trauma or difficult life events. In fact, the pressure to maintain a certain level of lifestyle and public image can often exacerbate the emotional toll of difficult circumstances. This can include experiences such as divorce, infertility, or the loss of a loved one. Counselling can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for women to process and cope with these challenges.

Moreover, wealth can come with its own set of stressors and anxieties. For instance, affluent women may feel pressure to constantly perform and achieve, both in their personal and professional lives. This can lead to feelings of burnout, exhaustion, and even imposter syndrome. Additionally, the social isolation that can come with wealth can exacerbate feelings of loneliness and disconnect. Counselling can provide tools and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, as well as support for developing healthy relationships and connections.

Finally, it is worth noting that societal expectations around gender and wealth can add an additional layer of complexity for women. For example, there may be societal pressure to conform to certain beauty standards or to prioritise motherhood over professional ambition. My Counselling and Wellness sessions can provide a space for women to explore their own values and priorities, free from external expectations.

Benefits of Workplace Counselling

2020 may well have been the most stressful year people have ever experienced in their working lives. Research has shown that Covid has negatively affected employee’s mental health,

Workplace Counselling provides a range of benefits for both employees and employers, including:

Improved mental health
Increased job satisfaction
Improved productivity
Better employee retention rates
And enhanced communication and conflict resolution skills.

Contact me if you would like to find out more about the Counselling and Wellness services I can bring into your workplace.

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Archangels for Healing

Archangels are often associated with different areas of healing, and each archangel is said to bring unique energy and support. Here are just four of the widely recognised archangels that are commonly associated with healing whom we can call upon. There are many more:

  1. Archangel Raphael: Raphael is known as the archangel of healing and is often depicted holding a staff with a serpent coiled around it, which is said to represent healing energy. Raphael is said to bring physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
  2. Archangel Michael: Michael is known as the archangel of protection, and his energy is said to help clear negative energy and blockages that can interfere with healing. Michael is also said to provide strength and courage during difficult times.
  3. Archangel Gabriel: Gabriel is known as the archangel of communication and is often associated with healing through words and expression. Gabriel is said to bring clarity, inspiration, and guidance in matters of health and healing.
  4. Archangel Azrael: Azrael is known as the archangel of transition and is often associated with helping those who are dying or have passed on. Azrael is said to provide comfort, peace, and support during times of grief and loss.

Connecting with your healing archangels can be a deeply personal and spiritual experience.

Contact me to book your healing session where I will guide you through a loving gentle visualisation to connect with your guides.

Just be yourself!

One way to overcome the fear of not being liked is to focus on developing your own self-confidence.

Being yourself is about being true to who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. It means accepting and embracing all of your unique qualities, both good and bad. It also means having the courage to be honest with yourself and others, even when it’s difficult. Here are some tips for being yourself:

  • Accept who you are: Take time to get to know yourself and accept all of your strengths and weaknesses and positive qualities.
  • Believe in yourself: Have faith in your abilities and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
  • Try to focus on connecting with people who appreciate and support you for who you are.
  • Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself, and avoid situations where you feel like you have to prove yourself or compete for attention.
  • Speak up: Don’t be afraid to express your thoughts, opinions, and feelings.
  • Follow your passions: Do what makes you happy and don’t worry about what other people think.
  • Be authentic: You don’t need everyone’s approval in order to be successful or happy. Don’t try to be someone else or fit into a certain mold; be true to who you are.

Finally, remember that everyone has their own unique qualities that make them special, so don’t worry if some people don’t like you – there will always be others who do!

Recognising Signs of Burnout

Burnout can be difficult to recognise, but there are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate you are experiencing burnout:

Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with daily tasks

Loss of motivation or enthusiasm for work

Increased irritability and/or difficulty concentrating

Feeling exhausted both physically and emotionally

Changes in sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)

Decreased job satisfaction and/or feelings of hopelessness

Withdrawing from social activities or isolating oneself

There is no need to suffer. My Spiritual Wellness Coaching sessions will help you to identify stress factors and implement ways of managing stressful situations. We will look at all areas of your life to improve your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Online Counselling

As an ONLINE therapy service I am able to offer my clients much more flexibility in scheduling appointments. I use the meeting platform Zoom which is great for when I want to share useful resources with my clients.

For those of you who are thinking about online therapy below are just a few reasons why you must give it a go!!

Online counselling offers many benefits, including:

Increased access to mental health services: Online counselling provides a convenient and accessible way for you to receive mental health support, especially for those of you who live in remote areas or have difficulty accessing traditional face-to-face counselling.

More flexibility: Online counselling allows for more flexible scheduling, allowing you to work around your own schedule and commitments.

Greater privacy and anonymity: Online counselling can provide a greater sense of privacy and anonymity than traditional face-to-face counselling, as you can communicate from the comfort of your own home.

Cost savings: Online counselling can be more cost effective than traditional face-to-face counselling, as there are no travel costs involved.

Comfort: You get to stay in the comfort of your warm home and you can sit wherever you are most comfortable. Many clients have a drink with them and they are very at ease.

My observations over the years of working online are that clients who I see online jump straight into the session and use their time effectively. In person clients, due to rushing to get to me, need time to wind down and 10 minutes of their session time can often be lost. 10 minutes is valuable time!!