October 20th, 2017
September and October can be emotionally challenging months. It is the end of summer and people can often be experiencing mixed thoughts and feelings with children changing years at school or going away to university. Mixed emotions can be heightened if you are awaiting court proceedings or involved in a divorce. It can be a challenge to approach the autumn feeling positive. Autumn is often best viewed as being like a new year in which you can make changes – or not – to your life and possibly even your well-being.
An interesting, though challenging, thing to try can be to experiment with identifying your own emotions – on your own or with a therapist. This can help you improve how your regulate yourself. It can be a useful exercise to think about the specific emotion – so rather than labelling yourself as being ‘in a bad mood’ consider that you might feel sadness or guilt or envy…… there are many others. If you develop the capacity to identify your own emotions you are then better placed to help yourself feel better. Do you know how to soothe yourself if your bad mood is actually sadness? This may be different to if the feeling is of loneliness for example. Trying to establish a better understanding of your own thoughts and feelings is a hard but also rewarding place to start when looking to create positive change.
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
at Counselling Development
Emma Chamberlain is a respected and highly-qualified Counsellor / Psychotherapist based in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. Emma is experienced with successfully working with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, emotional distress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, work-related problems, grief, bereavement and loss, fear, anger, trauma, self-harm, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, suicidal thoughts and those struggling with life’s transitional times.
Emma has a strong academic background including a BA (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. Emma worked extensively as a Counsellor for MIND – the UK’s leading mental health charity. Emma is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works to their ethical framework.
Emma works from a humanistic relational perspective following the Clarkson 5 Relationship Model. This offers a flexible relationship based approach to counselling / psychotherapy and can include CBT/ DBT and a range of other approaches. Emma’s current research interests include exploring how counsellors and clients work together when the client has Asperger Syndrome and she is experienced in working with adults on the Autistic Spectrum.
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What the team is known for
Boutique family law firm that punches above its weight in terms of high-value and complex matrimonial finance instructions relating to business assets, pensions and substantial property portfolios, including assisting with the handling of assets abroad. Also represents clients in the negotiation of wealth protection agreements and private law childcare arrangements. Fields a team trained in collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution.
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