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How can you access counselling right now?

The uncertainty continues as we move into further Coronavirus restrictions and I recognise that many people, for all sorts of reasons, cannot attend counselling by remote means and need to come to a consulting room. I can see you face-to-face if you need help during this difficult time. I can reassure you that all reasonable […]

Now Offering Counselling by Video and Phone during Coronavirus Uncertainty

Well Life Counselling is now offering counselling by Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and Facetime, including a FREE 30 minute initial consultation, to help people access counselling during the uncertainty brought about by Coronavirus. Key workers are being offered significant reductions in the cost of counselling during lockdown. Don’t let Coronavirus keep you from the counselling you […]

Coronavirus Response

On Thursday 12 March 2020 the UK government announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into the delay phase in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It set out what we should be doing in response to these guidelines and it is important that my clients and prospective clients are […]

World Cancer Day 4 Feb 2020

As Head of Adult Therapy Services at CancerHelp, I have the privilege of working with cancer sufferers every week and am constantly impressed by the courage and resilience of those who, despite the immense impact upon their lives and families, continue to live their lives with cancer and strive to overcome one obstacle after another. […]

World Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Mental Health Day; an opportunity for employers, organisations and individuals to think seriously about how they can address the stigma attached to poor mental health and seek to improve the lives of millions of people who suffer, daily, from mental health issues. Suicide prevention will be at the very […]

Real People, Real Stories

For men under the age of 50, suicide is still the biggest killer. The Samaritans has launched a new campaign called “Real People, Real Stories” that seeks to share the stories of men who have gone through difficult times and highlights the fact that 2 in 5 men in England, Scotland and Wales between the […]

Beat Stress in 2019

Stress is the “health epidemic of the 21st Century” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as reported by Forbes back in 2015. As I reflect on 2018 and look forward to another year, I can’t help wondering what’s changed? My guess is that nothing has changed, and stress is still the epidemic it was […]

Calling all Men this “MOVEMBER”

According to the Movember Foundation, globally, a man dies by suicide every minute. The foundation does great work in promoting men’s health; both physical and mental, raising awareness of the dangers of testicular and prostate cancer and poor mental health and asking why there are so many men taking their own lives. Don’t we keep […]

World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2018

World Mental Health Day doesn’t just happen somewhere else: it’s here in Lancaster too. On 10 October 2018 the University of Cumbria is opening its 2-day Festival of Mental Health on Campus in the city of Lancaster UK. It starts at 9am on Wednesday 10 October and closes at 8pm the following evening, packing in […]

Mental Health Awareness – Autumn 2018

There’s always a lot going on in the world of mental health awareness and this autumn is no exception. We’ve had a wonderful Summer in the UK this year, and as it gradually draws to a close, some of us may begin to think about the effects of longer nights and shorter days on our […]