Written by Joanna Williams, Head of Counselling at Professional Help. Anxiety is normal. It is a natural response to a threat, real or perceived; its symptoms are part of our brain’s in-built ‘fight, flight or freeze’ mechanism, and in small doses and in the right circumstance, serves the evolutionary purpose of keeping us alert to…

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In these extraordinary and troubling times, a lot of attention is (rightly) being paid to the ‘frontline’ services – those people who can’t work from home, who are working in our hospitals, our schools, pharmacies, food supply chain, postal service and more, to keep the country operating – often at great risk to themselves. As…

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Written by Joanna Williams, Head of Counselling at Professional Help. Mention counselling and most people have an idea of what it looks like. Many have experienced it: two people in the same room, the client sharing their problems by vocalising them, client and counsellor working together to find a way through. In light of the…

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