What is Stimming in Autism?

What is Stimming in Autism?

Stimming in Autism  Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how a person interacts with others, communicates, and experiences the world. One of the unique behaviours noticed with autism, is "stimming". Stimming is when someone with autism displays...

Understanding Mirroring in Autism

Understanding Mirroring in Autism

Autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, manifests itself in various ways, affecting social interaction, communication, and behaviour. This would mean that no two people with Autism are the same. One characteristic feature often noticed in individuals with...

Debunking Counsellor Myths

Debunking Counsellor Myths

Is it true that older counsellors are better because they can give life advice? Over the time that I have been practising as a counsellor and during training, I have heard or seen first hand what some people consider a therapist/counsellor to be or offer within their...

Mental Health 101

Mental Health 101

Here are some tips for someone who is struggling with their mental health or crying out for help. 1. Reach out to someone in your support network. Your support network is someone that you can rely on, a friend, family member, classmate, colleague etc. 2. Speak to your...

Stop Telling People Not to Cry

Stop Telling People Not to Cry

In life, there comes a time when you are faced with someone who is crying, so what should you do? Definitely do not tell them not to cry. By doing this, you are asking someone to ignore or deny their experience and feelings, which can actually become damaging to that...

The Therapeutic Relationship

The Therapeutic Relationship

The therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in therapy. Here’s why - For the client to be able to share their inner thoughts, fears, trauma etc, they need to feel safe. For the client to feel safe, they need to not feel that they are being judged, they...

Advice and Counselling

Advice and Counselling

What is advice? Advice means that you are asking for recommendation and/or guidance, which is typically the done thing when you are looking for a new appliance or to know the best restaurant for an Indian take out. But how does advice look in day to day life and...

Bees and Mental Health

Bees and Mental Health

Today is International ‘Don’t Step On a Bee Day’ and this got me thinking. Everyone has their own experience with bees. Some people are scared of them, don’t like them, love them, hate them, care for them and more. The common factor is that bees can trigger emotions...