The Real You Counselling

CounsellOR nEAR WINCHESTER, Hampshire

Break free from toxic relationships.
In toxic relationships, the cycle of being valued and devalued over and over creates a strong chemical bond: Oxytocin is the bonding hormone where we feel valued and connected to another: ‘I am loveable’. Cortisol and Adrenaline are stress response hormones where we feel devalued: ‘I am unlovable’. Dopamine is the relief hormone from reconciliation […]
Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.
The impact of trauma is both physical and psychological. Common effects of trauma include flashbacks, panic attacks, and dissociation. Unexpressed emotions make us ill as we feel our emotions through our body rather than as a feeling. Unresolved trauma is linked to increased risk of strokes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, certain […]
Loss and Bereavement.
Facing daily routines can feel daunting when dealing with the loss of a loved one. Emotions can feel heightened with a mixture of memories, often resulting in a sense of sadness, pain, loneliness, and isolation. There maybe also feelings of guilt in celebrating with others. Here are some ideas which may help support you: Be […]
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
I am very pleased to say I have completed my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Course on the basis that CBT is beneficial for positive mental health and more recently addressing the links between the physical systems, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour for those going through the menopause. CBT can help change the way we think, feel, […]
Healing The Inner Child.
The new school year comes with new challenges such as dusting off those old study books. My challenge began with starting my Diploma in Inner Child Healing. WHAT IS THE INNER CHILD? The term inner child refers to the childlike aspect within our unconscious mind, like a ‘sub personality’. This is a side of our […]
Good energy as a Specialist Mentor in universities.
I am starting my first day as a Specialist Mentor working with university students on a one-to-one basis addressing barriers to their learning. These may include mental health conditions, coping with anxiety and stress. We will work through strategies to enable each student deal with possible concentration difficulties or when they feel overwhelmed to promote […]