Blog Articles

Please enjoy reading the below Mental Health blogs published by Counsellor Janice White.  These blogs have been written from the heart on a wide range of mental health subjects.  The contemporary topics discussed may be useful in all stages of life.  Breathing Space Counselling welcomes your feedback and comments.


Where to start?

If you are seeking counselling for yourself or someone you know we recommend you start by reading or sharing our Blog Counselling, What About It?  This article is the shortest in our blog collection.  Which makes it a convenient read to determine if counselling is right for you.

Alternatively, our blogs Shame, Blame and Guilt - do we need them?  And Locus of Control – which one are you?  Provide thoughtful insights into our everyday feelings and experiences.

Boundaries don't cross

Boundaries – do you need them?

By Janice White / January 29, 2021

Boundaries are a very important part of life, and because they are tricky to implement, are usually something we tend to ignore.  Boundary setting within relationships is an essential aspect of our mental wellbeing, involving emotional maturity and assertive communication.  In this article let’s explore what setting boundaries mean and how we can succeed in…

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Shame, Blame and Guilt – do we need them?

By Janice White / July 1, 2020

Shame blame and guilt are feelings which generally cause unhappiness to the person experiencing them. We have all experienced them at some time in our lives. If they are ongoing for us, what can we do about them? Let’s briefly examine what their origins are. Firstly, Shame. Shame is an internal feeling which is devastating…

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Locus of Control – which one are you?

By Janice White / June 1, 2020

Have you heard this term before?  Is a Locus related to a locust?  Well…. no!  A locus in this instance is where you feel the control of your life and your decision making comes from.  Is it from you or is it from someone or something else? If a person tends towards an internal locus…

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Counselling and Therapy

Counselling? What about it?

By Janice White / November 4, 2020

Counselling, do I need it? So the obvious question is what can a Counsellor do for me? If I’m not at breaking point why would I see and spend money on going to a Counsellor? There are many ways to respond to these questions. From my personal perspective, the answer to what can a Counsellor…

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By Janice White / October 9, 2020

Take 5 minutes to think… ‘what AM I doing to keep mentally healthy?’ If you struggle to list some actions, then let’s take a look at what your self-care list could look like according to your interests.

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