Beating the Winter Blues

The aftermath of the festive season. Tired decorations and wilting trees consigned to the recycling centre and exhaustion from the effort of keeping the peace between family members, or from travelling miles to see as many relatives as humanly possible.

For some, being single at this time is a pleasant relief, but for others it can be a lonely and desolate time of year.

Building time for yourself into each day is so important for your self-worth, fading the ‘merry-go-round’ of festive frenzy to a distant memory.

Try to slow down, and to be mindful of everything you do – focusing on one thing at a time and doing it well, and slowing your breathing, can bring a sense of calm and achievement to daily chores.

Exercise can be a really good way to bring balance back into you life: physical movement is as good for your mind as your body.

Sharing problems with someone you trust, who has been through similar circumstances and will not judge you, is so important for your self-esteem and to feel that your are not alone.

A close friend, family member or a qualified counsellor can be really supportive.

Claire Ballardie Dip.Couns. MBACP

Find out about counselling with me

beating the winter blues

Counselling and Reiki in Market Lavington – Devizes – Wiltshire

I offer psycho-therapeutic counselling in a private setting, in the village of Market Lavington, near Devizes, Wiltshire.

As an ‘older’ therapist, my work is founded on my own life experience, which led me understand the value of having someone to talk to when life gets too much to cope with alone.

 

Therapy room
Therapy room

As an Integrative therapist,  I use a holistic approach, to improve your physical and mental health, taking into account how traumatic events impact on our whole being.  When we feel emotionally stressed, this has an impact on the body. Bodily symptoms and feelings are invaluable in exploring the causes of distress. Once sense can be made of how we feel in the present, progress can be made into looking forwards with more positivity and joy..

 

I offer Psychotherapy and Reiki, as required, which can have a positive effect on the body’s energy, releasing tension and stress.

 

 

 

 

I have both indoor and outdoor facilities, with options for outdoor therapy, with the healing qualities of being in nature and around animals.

  • FREE introductory phone call (20 minutes)
  •  On-line  sessions on Zoom 
  • Face-to-face counselling

 

 

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