Tap, tap, tap…

I’ve been putting off writing this article. I decided to sit and have think about why that is. With some help from the goddess that is Adrienne Mishler, I did her yoga practice for writers and decided to go for it! As I write, I realise that I lost my confidence a little. Life and […]

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Happy Holidays???

Well, that’s it now! School is officially out for the summer as the amazing Alice cooper once said – apologies for the ear bug!! As a school counsellor, my work does not always end when school ends. Increasingly, I find myself working with children who are making the scary transition from Primary School to High […]

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Exams!! Argh!!

Working with teenagers is draining! As any teacher will tell you Living with teenagers is draining! As any parent will tell you But, we often don’t consider what it’s like BEING a teenager. Yes we were all one once whatever that means to us but we’re not one now. We may remember the flush of […]

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Is Life in the Way?

When life gets in the way, what does it get in the way of? Does life get in the way of…Life? At the moment my life feels like it’s getting in the way. There’s lots to think about and lots to do. Of course, as an introvert, the lots to think about bit sometimes gets […]

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You’ve been Framed

As an INFJ, I have a never-ending need to learn. I satisfy this by constantly listening to others, mostly the amazing young adults I work with from whom I learn the most. Professionally, however, I can usually credit little nuggets of wonder in my practice to my clinical supervisor who also is always teaching me […]

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TRAGEDY!!

Sometimes we are faced with awful events over which we have no control. They send us into a spin and we have to use all of our energy and knowledge to process and work through them. But what if we’ve never been exposed to a tragic event before? What if we’re a young adult and […]

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Gee – The end of her beginning

New beginnings… I didn’t hear from Gee for a while although I had reports from other teachers that she had been back to school to collect belongings, projects etc. She had expressed to some of her teachers that she didn’t know if she could do it, move away, live life on her own. I had […]

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