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Why therapy?

In life we are faced with various pressures and there are times when the strain can become too much to bear. We may be worried about how our past experiences are affecting the way we live our life now or we may have lost our purpose in life. If this sounds familiar then therapy can help by providing a safe and confidential place for you to explore your issues. By working with your therapist you can gain a clearer insight into your situation thus increasing your sense of fulfilment, choice and wellbeing along with improving aspects of your life such as creativity, health and the ability to relate to others. The aim of both psychotherapy and counselling can be different for each individual how

How to avoid burn out early in your career

In my line of work I often see clients who grapple with the stresses of finding a healthy balance between their work and personal lives. Particularly in the current economic climate where there exists a culture and expectation that one must work as many chargeable hours as possible. Unfortunately and more often than not, by the time clients come to see me it is too late, they have lost their balance and are left struggling in various aspects of their lives and relationships. Some of the most common symptoms reported are: Feelings of extreme anxiety Irritability Inability to concentrate Feeling overwhelmed Panic attacks Inability to maintain personal relationships Feelings of isolation and d

Challenging workplace bullying

Bullying is endemic in society but when we think of it, we generally conjure up images of the school playground. Bullying, in all of its forms is rife at school and it’s likely that we have all known someone who was either a bully or a victim of bullying during our formative years. Sadly, however, bullying isn’t just restricted to childhood. Bullying in the workplace is now such a serious problem that each year in November, an entire week is dedicated to campaigning against it. In fact the Samaritans conducted a survey a few years ago and found that some 80% of workers had experienced bullying at some stage in their career. What are the signs of bullying: Bullying isn’t just about verbal or

© Waheena Wingham

Waheena Wingham, Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Chelmsford and Central London