Tag: counselling

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

As summer draws to a close, we might – even as adults – get that creeping back-to-school feeling. September can often signal a time of change and new beginnings. Counsellor Miriam Christie agrees: “This back-to-school kind of feeling is not a positive energy for everyone. […]

What is Integrative Therapy?

What is Integrative Therapy?

There are numerous types of therapy – integrative therapists use a range of techniques – but is the therapy type important? Counsellor Miriam Christie explores the most vital ingredient in successful therapy: the relationship between therapist and client. Do a quick Google search of ‘what […]

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

Aesthetic experts and mental health practitioners alike are raising concerns about increasing requests to be completely wrinkle-free. Is the rhetoric around ‘anti-ageing’ starting to make us feel that ageing itself is a bad thing?

Read the full article at EtreVous.com

Hurt people heal people too: My journey to becoming a therapist

Hurt people heal people too: My journey to becoming a therapist

Hurt people hurt people is a saying I often hear and sometimes see pop up on Instagram memes. That may sometimes be the case but I also believe that hurt people can heal people too. With the right training, those of us who have had […]

When IVF Doesn’t Work: Processing Feelings of Grief

When IVF Doesn’t Work: Processing Feelings of Grief

Couples struggling to conceive may experience a range of complicated emotions and grief, especially when interventions like IVF don’t succeed. Counsellor Miriam Christie shares her own experience and tips to help others. Read the full article at Welldoing.org

What it feels like to go through IVF for five years

What it feels like to go through IVF for five years

Trying for a baby through IVF is often a deeply private experience and can feel very lonely. I hope my article in the Metro about my own IVF journey helps anyone going through it to know you aren’t alone and that there is help available.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and your own experiences of trying for a baby so feel free to leave a comment or share a message with me via email, on Facebook or Instagram.

What it feels like to go through IVF for five years

There it was again. A big fat ‘no’. I wasn’t pregnant – and it wasn’t fair. So much invested time, money and hope, to have everything dashed by a pregnancy stick.

Glen and I had started trying for a baby pretty much as soon as we got back from our honeymoon. We both knew we wanted a family and I was well aware that me being 33 meant that the clock was ticking.

After six months of trying, however, I started to worry there was something wrong. I explained the situation to my GP through a mortifying torrent of tears and was referred to a specialist, which is where our five-year journey of assisted fertility began.

Read more here

Utilising the power of touch in trauma therapy

Utilising the power of touch in trauma therapy

The science of touch is being used to treat people suffering from past trauma and distress. Read the article in full at EtreVous.com

Why I am on media as a counsellor

Why I am on media as a counsellor

I have struggled to reconcile the public nature of social media with my work as a counsellor. The people I admire on social media are open, interactive and – above all – real. On the other hand, throughout our training it is drilled into us […]