aproblemsharedcounselling

Hi all,

It seems that time flies when you are having fun! Time has certainly flown since my last blog. I have reached an important conclusion in the intervening weeks.

I think that the 3 Cs (Connection, Collaboration + Communication) are central to healthy relaitonships.

Why is connection important?

It is important that we stay in touch with the people around us. This could be the people that we choose to be with e.g. our partners + friends. It could also be the people that we spend time with because of our work or community. It could also be the people that we come into contact with throughout our daily lives e.g. shop assistants, bus drivers, anyone that is providing us with a service. If we can connect with these people, then both our lives and theirs will be enriched. If we take an interest in those around us and treat them with respect; hopefully they will treat us in a similar way.

Why is collaboration important?

Collaboration is all about getting along with people. If we can understand other peoples needs and desires; then we can work together to find a solution or outcome that all will be comfortable with. If we can work together with others to achieve a desired goal, then we can rest assured that all have been given the chance to express themselves. It is important that all have the opportunity to work towards their own happiness and fulfillment in life. This often means that each individudal has separate goals. If these goals can be blended or our differences accepted; we can live together more harmoniously at home, work and play.

Why is communication important?

Without communication, none of the above would be possible. It is important that we speak to others with respect. This will help us to be listened to. It is also important that we speak from a position of self-respect. We have the right to be heard, even if the people we are speaking to have different views. Communication is also how we stay in touch with our familes, friends,colleagues, acquaintances. Communication takes so many different forms in our lives today. This gives us many opportunities to STAY IN TOUCH + maintain the health of our relationships.

Please check out my web-site below for ways in which I can help with relationship issues and many other types of issues.

Lesley Caddoo

 

A Problem Shared

Direct dial: 01480 351687

Mobile: 07914 007858

Web: www.aproblemshared-counselling.co.uk

 

 

Hi all,

Blogging is a new adventure for me. I think that I am going to enjoy it though, because I do love writing. I aim to use this blog to let you know :-

any new insights that I have acquired

any new ideas for reducing levels of stress, anxiety or depression

anything that’s new in my world of Counselling in Cambridgeshire.

I believe that counselling can be very helpful for people to look at their lives in a different way. We often talk about wanting to ‘change our lives’. Well – counselling is a good way of doing this. Clients come to counselling with their own unique set of fears, anxieties, hopes and dreams. Talking to a counsellor can help people to understand what is going on in their lives. They can then look a their lives from a new perspective. This enables people to start to change the way that they interact with others. I believe that our relationships are the key to a contented life. If relationships are not going well, this can be quite painful for us. Counselling can help us to better understand our relationships and change them for the better. We cannot change other people; but by knowing ourselves better, we can change the way that we interact with others. This can help to change our relationships for the better.

Stress, anxiety and depression are common issues for people in our modern world. Diet, exercise and sleep play a big part in helping us to stay healthy. The endorphins which are released when we exercise are very helpful in raising our spirits. Also, activities which allow us to focus on something can help us to take our minds away from our worries. In my experience, yoga and meditation are beneficial both physically (for relaxing the body) and emotionally (for calming our minds). This calm, relaxed state helps to refresh us, so that we are ready to take on our next challenge in life. There are other activities which also seem to have a meditative effect e.g. knitting, playing a musical instrument, drawing + painting. Anything which requires our full attention, which we enjoy.

My counselling skills are currently spread across a wide spectrum. This includes individual counselling (for adults + young people), couples counselling, family therapy; group counselling (for OCD sufferers in Cambridgeshire); supervision of counsellors and training of counsellors. Consequently my diary is pretty busy. However, if you feel that I may be able to help you, please do get in touch.

 Lesley Caddoo

 A Problem Shared

 Direct dial: 01480 351687

Mobile: 07914 007858

Web: www.aproblemshared-counselling.co.uk