The Holidays: Family Dynamics

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! In our last blog, we looked at how expectations of others can lead to feelings of stress, and we also gave you a few quick tips on how to address those expectations. Something that comes hand-in-hand with expectations of others is family dynamics. That’s our focus for this week. […]

Stress and the Holidays – Expectations

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! Last week we started to focus on why the holidays can be especially stressful and revealed that anticipation and expectations of ourselves could play a significant role in feeling overwhelmed. This week we are focusing on another important contributor: expectations of others.  How do our expectations of others cause stress during the holidays? […]

One cause of stress: The holidays!

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! We started to discuss understanding what causes stress in the last blog – and we mentioned that one cause is often the holidays. That’s our focus for the blog this week. Why are the holidays stressful?  Anticipation Expectations of ourselves Expectations of others Family dynamics Financial […]

What causes feelings of stress?

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! As you learned in the last blog, everyone experiences stress and it is entirely normal. So, what exactly causes those feelings of stress?  LIFE!  Yes, everyday life causes feelings of stress. If we dive in a little further, we can tease out some common things like […]

What does stress feel like?

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! This week I’m starting a series of blogs on stress because we all experience it at one point or another in our lives. I wanted to begin with a focus on what stress feels like, as it can be experienced differently. We are also introducing a […]

Why I Believe Counselling Works

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! I often get asked why I believe in what I do and how I do it. That’s the focus for this blog – I am going to share why I think counselling really does work and why that belief actually starts with who you are as a client.  […]

Welcome to Blog #2 – Our Team

Thank you for following along with my blog journey. In this blog, I will highlight a very important part of my business: my team, as well as how I see our counselling services growing. If you read my first blog, you would have learned about the history of Simply Counselling, as well as my own […]

Welcome to my first counselling blog

Why write a blog? I wanted to write a series of counselling blogs that would be simple, helpful, and interesting as well as give the reader a better perspective on my business and their mental health. This is a new experience for me and I’m excited for you to join me. I want to start […]