Still I Rise – The name

Growth through change.

Why do people seek counselling?  Usually, but not always, it is a desire to change.  They know that something in their lives is not right and that they feel stressed or anxious or a sense of 'stuckness'; of not moving forward.  It is  desire to go to someone who is trained in helping them to … Continue reading Growth through change.

Using our compassionate mind to change our inner critical thoughts. Sam ColemanFeb 27 · 5 min read How we can alter our inner critic to become more compassionate and kind to ourselves. Photo by Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash We all have the inner critic. It’s a loud voice that makes us feel rubbish about ourselves and can keep us from … Continue reading

The Trauma behind the addiction.

It’s time to drop the stigma and view addiction through a compassionate lens. Sam ColemanFeb 13 · 5 min read Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe that they can be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours.” Gabor Maté In the Realm of Hungry … Continue reading The Trauma behind the addiction.

Endings…and new beginnings.

Whether it’s a new job, new relationship or a change of City or Country to live in, a new beginning will always signify an ending of some sort. For instance,  a new commitment to a relationship will mean the ending of your days of being single.  This might stir up panic or joy depending on … Continue reading Endings…and new beginnings.

Self care and keeping yourself safe at Christmas.

Christmas can be a difficult time.  There are high expectations for us to spend time with family and ‘eat, drink and be merry’.  Yet this is not always the case for many people, particularly for people who are struggling with mental health issues or for people who are in abusive relationships. Emotional triggers are everywhere … Continue reading Self care and keeping yourself safe at Christmas.