Entries by Frances Rayner

10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Counselling

1.Talking therapy is extremely effective  Simply speaking to someone who has an unbiased option and doesn’t know you is such a great help in itself.  Going to see a counsellor can help you to make sense of things.  A counsellor won’t judge you; they simply want to help you with whatever difficulties you are facing. It […]

Creative strategies in counselling

As an integrative counsellor, I use a variety of creative strategies and tools in my practice including: 1. Creative and Symbolic – Sand Tray Therapy, Art (e.g. drawing, painting) and Writing: Express thoughts and emotions Explore memories Increase self expression Find solutions to problems 2.  Imaginative – Role Play (e.g. Empty Chair Technique), Cards, and Dreamwork:   Understand […]

Gift Vouchers

Looking for a gift for someone special? I offer gift vouchers for both counselling and Indian head massage.  You can order a gift voucher for a single session or a series of sessions e.g. x 6. Please telephone 07940 865994 or email [email protected] to order a gift voucher or find out more.

How is your breathing?

Relaxation exercises Most people under breathe or breathe too shallowly, breathing from the chest area or even just the throat. You should breathe from the abdomen and the diaphragm. If you watch a baby or a young child breathe, you will see that he does this naturally. His tummy rises as he breathes in, and […]