January 4th, 2019
It is interesting to consider how to think about preparing for a mentally healthy start to the New Year. Start by thinking about what you want for your mental well-being to be in 2019. Resolutions can often be unrealistic and demanding so try to replace them with small achievable goals. Perhaps daily targets so that you feel the success regularly and not the pressure of large often unachievable tasks. Decide not to have the pressure of large resolutions but to feel you are approaching each day trying to achieve actions that help your overall well-being. Feeling you have succeeded regularly is good for your feelings of self-worth and well-being.Consider setting a goal to commit to therapy. Therapy can offer you a safe and confidential space in which to explore often complex thoughts, feelings and behaviours relating to past experiences, current circumstances and future expectations. This exploration can often give way to a new way of experiencing and relating to the world and those around you. This can be a beneficial shift that can feel purposeful and productive. Working in an effective therapeutic relationship is not just for those in crisis or experiencing trauma. Therapy can be for everyone and can help you find and create effective change within your life that can lead to long-term mental stability. Recognising that your mental stability is not just important but fundamental to your overall happiness and ability to function is crucial. Accepting that you are your most important resource and that you need compassion and nurturing can help you prepare and start 2019 with you as your priority. This process is rarely smooth and life events and circumstances outside your control can often trip you up. Therapy may be a useful way for you to improve your mental stability and well-being in 2019. Feeling that you are important and accepting that life is rarely smooth, can help you to start a journey towards looking after yourself both mentally and physically.
Happy New Year
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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