What is reiki?

We’re going to try and answer the often asked question, ‘what is reiki?’ here in a way that doesn’t sound like total codswallop. So, bear with us because to some people reiki is mysterious, foreign or just plain made up, and we’re here to...
Understanding grief

Understanding grief

The role of a therapist is to build a relationship with the other person so they can gain an understanding of grief for that person and find healthy ways for them to express their grief. Grief is invisible and people will be told that they look well, but underneath...
The phases of grief

The phases of grief

Before we get into the phases of grief, it’s important to understand, what is a bereavement? Bereavement can be defined as the loss of someone close to you, or the loss of a loved one. The grief experienced is the response to that loss. So in this context grief...
Effects of stress on health

Effects of stress on health

Imagine sitting in traffic and you’re late for an important meeting, or for picking the kids up from school. How stressed does that make you feel? These are the effects of stress on health. The fact that it makes you feel anything means that stress has an emotional...