It’s all about the little steps…

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Have just got back from a joggle (the name i give for somewhere in between a walk/trot/jog/run ) and saw this post and thought how fitting it was, physically and emotionally. Counselling is all about the little steps combined with at times giant steps that can occur alongside which enables clients to find their pace and create their stride. It’s hard when we want elements of our life to improve quickly and when we stop fighting that notion then the speed for healing increases. To everyone in counselling or thinking about it – little steps, there are counsellors like - Read More

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Boundaries

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Boundaries underpin your personal values and sense of self and making sure that they are in place promotes positive well being. Understanding of what is important to you to engage with your yourself and others in a healthy, genuine way gives you the sense of self that knows what feels acceptable and what doesn’t and this is the foundation for a solid core self from which to grow and love.

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New Privacy Policy

Posted by on April 13, 2018

 

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how I, Sarah Coe of Sarah Coe Individual Counselling use and protect any information that you give to me when you use this Service.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using my services, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time and I suggest that you regularly check this page to ensure that you continue to be comfortable with the - Read More

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Identifying controlling/manipulative relationships

Posted by on June 29, 2017

Often it’s difficult to realise that we may be being emotionally manipulated to fulfil the low self-esteem or narcissistic tendencies of another. You may be told it’s all your fault, you are the reason why your partner or friend behaves in a certain negative way, that you have ‘driven’ them to act in this way and that you must constantly attempt to make amends for being… ‘abusive or thoughtless’ of their needs.

They might praise you in one breath and then subtly attack you in another leaving you confused and doubting yourself. They might display behaviours such as giving you - Read More

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The Counselling Cabin

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Lovely to see the cabin bathed in sunlight this beautiful September morning.

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Even little acts of kindness can make a difference

Posted by on September 15, 2016

I wonder what you could do today that could change yours, and maybe even someone else’s day? Little acts of kindness, be it a smile or a nod, giving someone a lift to the shops or popping in to see someone who you know may need a friend right now, not only is good for the receiver but also for the giver x Thank you to my dear friends for their parcels of produce from their gardens which appear on my doorstep and good luck this morning with the brownies and scones – not my finest baking but hopefully they’ll - Read More

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What can you expect from me as your counsellor?

Posted by on July 27, 2016

What can you expect from me as your counsellor?
Never above you
Never below you
Always by your side
For as long as you decide…
During this part of your life’s story

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Breathing Techniques for Anxiety / Panic Attacks

Posted by on July 15, 2016

Remembering to breathe when we are in a state of anxiety is one of the quickest ways to calm yourself. When we get anxious or panicky our breathing becomes shallow as the danger that we see/perceive to be happening to us or around us alerts us to trigger our flight (run away), fight (stand and attack) or freeze (shut down unable to move and play dead).

The first thing to ask yourself when you begin to feel panicky or anxious is – Is the threat or danger real or in my thoughts/mind?

If it is the former then you must do what - Read More

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What is being genuine?

Posted by on July 9, 2016

Ever wondered if someone is being genuine? Often our bodies and minds interact to tell us – some people call it a gut feeling – here’s some pointers towards recognising true genuine reactions both within yourself and others…

G = Get your listening (and hearing) ears on – thank you Judge Judy 😉
E = Engage and be compassionate
N = Notice and show that you notice
U = Understand, be authentic and accept…
I = Interested and Inquisitive
N = Non-judegemental
E = Empathise and hold

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“Honesty is the highest form of intimacy”

Posted by on July 7, 2016

Ever felt that someone (or yourself) was saying something which just didn’t add up or feel real?…Mis-communication is not just about ‘not getting’; what someone else means or not saying what it is you want to really say -It’s a complete experience which we often forget includes our bodies, behaviours and thoughts…

Communication isn’t just about talking… take a moment today to notice what it is people around you are honestly communicating without saying a word…and then maybe wonder what it is you are honestly ‘saying’ in return – you may be surprised at what you ‘hear’

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