Victoria

Director

I love nothing better than exercising and spending time with my family and friends. I also love nice food and Christmas is my favourite time of the year. My self-care tip: Listen to your body and don’t make self-care too complicated. It’s the small little things that count such as getting some fresh air, meeting with friends and taking some quiet time just for you.


Time Travel
‘Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life’ by Hal Elrod
Positive, Passionate, Driven

Mandy

Counselling Manager

I like reading books, love fresh air, sunshine and anything Disney. I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy a hot bubble bath, with mood lighting and music. I feel soothed in my own space and its almost as if time is paused. My self-care tip: Make 10 mins each day for yourself and either do something you enjoy or just notice your surroundings and appreciate them.


Time Travel
‘My Hidden Chimp’ by Prof Steve Peters
Caring, Reliable, Honest

Jill

Office Administrator

I enjoy going to the gym and keeping myself fit. I like taking my dog Yogi for long walks, it gives me time to think and be by myself. I also love meeting up with friends for a good catch up. My self-care tip: For me it's a good pamper and spray tan! Nothing better than looking like you've had a bit sun on your skin.


To Fly!
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety & Eliminate Negative Thinking by SJ Scott & Barrie Davenport
Approachable, Friendly, Honest

Kate

Counsellor

I enjoy walking and the outdoors, I also love to cook! I spend a lot of time with my family when I'm not at work. My self-care tip: Walking! Getting outside and exercising is the best medicine.


To Fly!
'Starving The Anxiety/Anger Gremlins' by Kate Collins-Donnelly
Caring, Reliable, Honest

Kelly

Counsellor

I love my work, love learning and love seeing friends and family. My self-care tip: Make time for yourself. Leave the housework, homework, the jobs that need doing and switch off, relax and enjoy yourself with something you like doing. Life isn't a race, those jobs will get done tomorrow.


It has to be listening - I was once named 'Listening Lugs Kelly'
'The Boy Who Built A Wall Around Himself' by Ali Redford
Always Laughing, Caring, Giving

Gillian

Counsellor

I like meeting and catching up with friends and I love spending time with my Grandson. I also enjoy gift wrapping and can spend hours doing this! My self-care tip: To get plenty of sleep.


Mind Reader
'Can I tell you about ADHD?' by Susan Yarney
Caring, Kind, Honest

Charlie

Counsellor

I enjoy watching sports especially football, playing poker and chess and I love dining out. I also like to go for leisurely walks and trawl shops and car boot sales. My self-care tip: Make sure you give time to yourself at least once a week.


Invisibility!
'The Anxiety Journal' by Corinne Sweet
Gregarious, Caring, Thoughtful

Sarah

Counsellor

I love to go out for nice walks in the countryside with my family and afternoon drinks with friends. My self-care tip: Do something for yourself at least once a day, even if its for five minutes .


To Fly! Or make meals superfast!
Andy Rash
Positive Thinking, Mammy, Late

Michelle

Counsellor

I love going for food in a restaurant, working with teenagers and going for days/weekends away. My self-care tip: Do something you enjoy at least once a day.


To Fly!
'Cry Heart, But Never Break' by Glenn Ringtved
Talkative, Friendly, Capable

Sharon T

Counsellor

I enjoy salsa and ballroom dancing which is great exercise for the body and the mind. My self-care tip: Meditation


Healing
'The Self-Love Experiment' by Shannon Kaiser
Adaptable, Thoughtful, Reliable

Angel

Counsellor

I love nature, spas, people, and a me-time with good food and a glass of fine wine. MY SELF-CARE TIP: Others will only love you and accept you only to the degree that you’ve come to love and accept yourself In addition to my top therapeutic book I would recommend “The the universe has your back” by Gabrielle Bernstein.


Empath
101 power thoughts book” by Louise Hay,
Loving, honest, fun

Audrey

Counsellor

I love to lose myself in creative things like painting and jewellery making, or a good book. I enjoy music, dancing and swimming and I love to be near the sea. My self-care tip: Remember the importance of making quality time for yourself; like a walk by the sea, a favourite hobby, or a catch up with family or friends, anything that makes you happy.


Invisibility! Or to heal others from pain and suffering.
'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Poppy O'Neill
Canny, Caring, Creative

Sharon N

Counsellor

I love going to the gym and working out. I also love taxidermy and entomology as well as spending time with my family. My self-care tip: Try to do something you truly enjoy every day. This doesn't have to be massive, it can be the smallest of tasks but if it makes you smile your winning.


To Make Wishes Come True
'In My Heart' by Jo Witek
Artistic, Curious, Passionate

Emma

Counsellor

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, live music and visiting new places to take photographs.


To Pause Time
Any by Poppy O'Neill
Friendly, Calm, Determined

Laura

Counsellor

I am currently learning to ride horses. I enjoy arts and crafts and watch (re-watch) murder she wrote in my spare time! My self-care tip: Listen to music that suits your mood, and sing your heart out!


To remove calories from chocolate to eat as much as I like!
'You're a Star: A child's Guide To Self-Esteem' by Poppy O'Neill
Energetic, Caring, Clumsy

Stephanie

Counsellor

Aside from working with children, my other passion is sea glass! I love hunting the beaches for the little bits of treasure that get washed up, getting them home and seeing what I can create with them. Or..... filling up endless jars and just keep them for their prettiness. My self-care tip: Spend time outdoors. In my case, preferably the beach or somewhere with water as it has such a calming quality.


To Fly! Although I change my mind quite often!
'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst
Friendly, Imaginative, Loyal

Ella

Counsellor

I love being out walking in nature, through the countryside and especially along the beautiful Northumberland beaches where I spend most of my weekends in my 'Chillvan' (my caravan) overlooking the sea. Collecting sea-glass, pebbles, driftwood, watching the dolphins, seals, puffins, It's my place of BLISS! Where I go to unwind and relax with all the people close to me. My self-care tip: Practice slowwwww, deep breathing many times a day..... It pauses all reactions, gives you time to respond differently and is super healthy for your entire system.


Use invisible powers to slow everyone's breathing, helping them to recharge
'I Am Enough: Mark Your Mirror & Change Your Life' by Marisa Peer
Calm, Kind, Strong

Patrice

Counsellor

Apart from loving spending time and doing things with my family such as having a laugh going to the park, walking into the forest and going to the beach or just spending time relaxing making food or watching a movie. Best self-care tip: Laugh as often as you possibly can.


The power to fly and be strong enough, so I can carry people on my back at the same time and share that power full experience.
The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle who is a spiritual teacher, and he just explains in an amazingly simple way how to transform yourself.
Creative, protective and sensitive

Claire T

Counsellor

I like keeping active with cycling outdoors and love art My best self-care tip is to indulge yourself in nature.


The power to heal
'The little book of happiness' by Miriam Akhtar MAPP
Creative, empathetic and kind

Holly

Counsellor

I love spending time with family and friends, music, reading, nights out, the ocean, roller skating, and horse riding. I'm a sci-fi, horror, fantasy (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones etc), and Disney nerd, and I love pastel colours. I collect clowns/circus and western/cowboy memorabilia. Best self care tip. Do what makes you happy and don't feel guilty about it! Shame and guilt are socially manufactured emotions and have no place in most areas of life, especially not in times when self-care is needed!


Telepathy, shapeshifting, or healing powers like Wolverine.
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk.
Empathic, creative, laidback

Adele

Counsellor

I love spending time with my friends, noticing and enjoying life and the natural wonders the world provides, additionally travelling and enjoying the warmer climates the world offers, in particular, travelling by sea. Best self-care tip To notice 'self' listen and take notice of what 'self' is saying and act upon it, remembering to be kind.


Rub out all the nastiness and fighting in the world.
living life to the full for young people, key life skills to change your life: Br. Chris Williams www.llttfyp.com
Tenacious, caring and crazy

Victoria

Counsellor

I am a member of the National Trust and have an affinity with the outdoors. I love walking and taking in whatever nature has to offer. I am also an avid gardener and love growing things. I love travelling and have been on many adventures worldwide; experiencing other cultures and history is a special interest. My self-care tip: Ditch the scales and order dessert.


Emotional Intelligence
'Counselling For Toads' by Robert de Board
Loyal, Hard Working, Thoughtful

Mattie

Counsellor

I love the outdoors where I can be at one with nature and focus on the unspoilt part that nature and humans have to offer. My self-care tip: Do something for ‘oneself’ on a weekly basis.


The ability to bring out the best in others
'I Believe In Myself' by Laurie N Wright
Caring, Understanding, Compassionate

David

Counsellor

I enjoy walking, with music in my ears and spending time with family. I like to get away to places but tend to return to somewhere that I have previously enjoyed. My best self care tip is me time!!, taking time out for yourself.


Teleport to destinations
Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King.
Quiet, calm and relaxed.

Clare

Counsellor

I love spending time with family, travelling, cottage holidays with log fires and touring in my little caravan. My self-care tip: A walk on the beach....it blows those cobwebs away and can help clear your mind.


To Fly! Preferably to a nice hot country!
'Little Book Of Self-Care: 200 Ways To Refresh, Restore, Rejuvenate' by Adams Media
Warm, Friendly, Caring

Alan

Counsellor

I love to relax on a Saturday night watching music concerts on DVD. My self-care tip: Always take a few moments each day to appreciate the good things in your life.


To Fly!
'Little Owl's Book Of Thinking' by Ian Gilbert
Gentle, Humble, Loving

Samantha

Counsellor

I enjoy spending time with my family, going out for walks, farms and theme parks, movie nights and shopping. I also enjoy cooking and being creative with recipes. My self-care tip: Ensure you take "me time" whether it's to take a long bath, a walk alone, cook, read, meditate or an exercise class. Whatever it is never forget the fact that you are a person, not just a parent, employee, student or friend. You are you and to do all these things you need to look after yourself.


To Fly!
'A Mole Like No Other' by Julia B Grantham
Caring, Passionate, Non-judgemental

Sharon

Counsellor

I love the countryside and getting out in nature, walking my dog, Ted. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as taking time out for myself. Taking photographs, and doing anything crafty. My best self care tip is to do whatever makes you happiest.


To Fly
Adventurous, caring, curious