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The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adults

We have learned from experience that the only effective tool we have to combat mental illness is to explore our emotions and come to terms with the truth contained in the unique story of our upbringing. An external locus of control, learned helplessness, and other forms of cognitive vulnerability can arise as a result

2024-06-12T14:23:41+02:00June 12th, 2024|Interns|

The Importance of Self-Care in the Healthcare Profession

As someone who is extremely passionate about self-care, particularly within the healthcare profession, I believe it is a topic that is often overlooked and misunderstood. Many people have a superficial understanding of what self-care entails, and I have seen first-hand the consequences of neglecting one's own well-being while studying. The healthcare profession is notorious for

2024-06-11T13:24:43+02:00June 11th, 2024|Interns|

An introduction to mindfulness – what it is and is it useful?

If you find yourself in a counselling setting, whether you are a client or a counsellor, you have likely heard of or practiced mindfulness. Counsellors often recommend and teach mindfulness to their clients. Not only do clients find it helpful, but counsellors also regularly practice it in their personal capacity. With this article, the writer

2024-06-11T11:34:35+02:00June 11th, 2024|Interns|

The Power of Authenticity For Our Wellbeing

I truly believe that experiencing authenticity from others, but mostly experiencing authenticity within ourselves, is a major key to our wellbeing. Let me explain this understanding by firstly exploring what wellbeing entails according to research so that we have a better understanding of how authenticity can play a role in this. Seligman developed the PERMA

2024-06-05T08:47:15+02:00June 5th, 2024|Interns|

When A Parent is Affected by Mental Illness: Navigating Life’s Challenges

Living with a parent suffering from a mental illness can leave a profound impact on your life, both psychologically and emotionally. While there are numerous articles addressing individuals experiencing mental health challenges and how to lead fulfilling lives despite them, little attention has been given to the experiences of their family members. Recently, there

2024-06-04T13:14:18+02:00June 4th, 2024|Interns|

Transference and Countertransference : Part Two

Countertransference is generally regarded to be a situation where a counsellor is drawn into the client transference due to a lack of boundaries or lack of awareness. Alternatively, it can also describe a counsellor’s independently getting caught up in transferring their own feelings to a client. This is a conscious or sub-conscious emotional response

2024-05-28T12:11:22+02:00May 28th, 2024|Lecturers|

Transference and Countertransference : Part One

In the following two weeks we want to focus on the concepts of transference and countertransference as it unfolds during counselling. Transference is the association with somebody from the past (usually childhood) which impacts the current (counselling) relationship. It can be described as a way of responding to situations or relationships in the present

2024-05-28T11:55:35+02:00May 27th, 2024|Lecturers|

The Effect of Medical Diagnoses on Mental Health

Going through life, many people don’t give a second thought about getting sick or being diagnosed with a life-altering disease or medical disorder. Many people think they are healthy, doing everything right, so why would they be part of the world population that is classified as ill? At some point, they go for a

2023-11-30T10:53:28+02:00November 30th, 2023|Interns|

Childhood Trauma and The Effects on Adult Life

Childhood is often associated with fond memories of delight, purity and joy. It is a period that is often identified by safety, feeling cherished and shielded by one’s family (parents). These connections often form the baseline for establishing secure and strong bonds within the future. On the other hand, many children experience a childhood

2023-11-30T10:12:49+02:00November 1st, 2023|Interns|

The Importance of Self-Awareness in a Counsellor’s Abilities to Empower and Promote Personal Growth

Self-awareness entails the ability to recognize one's thoughts, emotions, self-perceptions, and physiological responses and comprehend their influence on one's behaviour. Additionally, it involves the capacity to identify one's strengths, weaknesses, and approach life with confidence and a growth mindset. The significance of personal growth and self-awareness should always be recognised as essential in the field

2023-11-01T11:59:44+02:00November 1st, 2023|Interns|
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