Depression: Nobody understands, nobody can help

If you or a loved one are feeling isolated, misunderstood and guilty at your inability to find any hope or pick yourself up, you may find some comfort from Tayana Simons’ recent Huffington Post blog “11 Truths Sufferers of Depression Will Understand (and Others Should Too)“. Continue reading Depression: Nobody understands, nobody can help

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

People often make the mistake of separating physical health from mental health, but a great new initiative “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” brings the two together again. It provides low-cost access to exercise facilities for people suffering from depression. It is open to Basingstoke residents, who have been referred by their GPs. The first session is next  Monday 5th Jan 2015.

‘Tis the Season to be Stressful

unhappy man stressed“‘Tis the season to be jolly!”, yet Christmas is often the most stressful and fraught time of the year. Consumerist society sets very high expectations of the ‘perfect Christmas’, with thrilling gifts, unforgettable meals and enjoyable loving family times. However, even if we achieve it, it so often leaves us dissatisfied, disappointed and disillusioned with the materialist fantasy.

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Welcome to Talking Journeys Counselling

Joy Perry. Accredited counsellor, Basingstoke

Welcome to Talking Journeys. My name is Joy Perry; I’m a therapeutic counsellor, working in Basingstoke, Hants. I’m experienced in counselling adults,  young people and children with a range of challenges, including: 

• anxiety • panic • relationship issues • depression • SAD • post-natal depression • phobias • family issues • affairs & betrayals • separation & divorce • anger • abuse • stress • bereavement • low self-esteem • loneliness • poor health & disability • caring responsibilities • difficult changes in life • work problems  • attachment issues • domestic violence

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