essential oils

The Power of Scent: An Introduction to the Use of Essential Oils in Mental Wellness Support

The Power of Scent: An Introduction to the Use of Essential Oils in Mental Wellness Support In this series I hope to introduce you to the world of essential oils and how they can influence the way we feel. Have you ever walked into a bakery and been immediately transported to another time and place? Ever smelt a particular scent that immediately made you feel lived and better than you did before? If you have, […]

Self Care: Mindfulness

Self Care: Mindfulness ‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzz word and is often connected with self-care advice. But what exactly is mindfulness, how do you do it and why is it healthy? Anyone anywhere can practise mindfulness as a lifestyle choice – similar to going to gym. We go to gym because we know exercise helps keep the body healthy and well maintained; mindfulness practises does the same for our mind. A pioneer in mindfulness practise, Jon […]

scope of practice

Your Scope of Practice – Maintaining Integrity and Commitment

Every counsellor or mental health professional has a scope of practice, set out by their regulatory body that describes what their scope of practice is. This is extremely important, as it mandates what professionals can and can’t do and gives them much needed guidelines to stick to. So, what then exactly is a scope of practice? “The scope of practice describes the procedures, actions, and processes that a healthcare practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with […]

What are CPD Points and why is it important that a counsellor have them?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is yearly mini “certifications” given by point form, to counsellors that attend CPD workshops or complete them via long distance learning. These points are a requirement for a counsellor to remain in good standing with the various bodies they may be registered at. The world of counselling is constantly growing and changing and counsellors need to be educated on these changes when it comes to ethics, counselling styles […]