Killer Clowns Newcastle

Is the ‘clown scaring craze’ harmless pranks or could this trend be provoking phobias? The ‘clown scaring craze’ that is sweeping the globe has reached the North East of England. Throughout America and the UK there have been reports of menacing masked characters and...

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The Johari Window

I often use the model of the Johari Window to explain to my clients how counselling can help them to make sense of the unknown areas of themselves.  The Johari Window is a simple tool that highlights the relevance of self-awareness and the benefits of transparency...

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The Therapeutic Sh*t Sandwich!

Do you feel unable to express your thoughts and emotions assertively? Do you feel like you are treading on eggshells around people because you are afraid of hurting their feelings? Do you have anger management issues? There are many reasons why communicating can...

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Stress Awareness

Stress can impact on you in many ways and can have a significant effect on your emotional, mental and physical health. A certain amount of stress can be healthy and can aid your productivity; however, experiencing high levels of stress regularly can be detrimental to...

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What does self-worth mean to you?

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: ‘What kind of man are you looking for?’ She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, ‘Do you really want to know?’ Reluctantly, he said, ‘Yes.’ She began to expound,...

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Desiderata

Desiderata, which translates from Latin as “Desired things” is a famous poem written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann an American writer (1872–1945). This touching poem has a lot of meaning for me; I was introduced by a dear old friend. It  gives a very beautiful message that...

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Glisters Proof Reader

I would like to give a huge thank you to Laura Ball www.lauraballtranslator.eu for proofreading my website. Laura was refreshing to work with. I greatly appreciated her efficiency and sensitivity. My website feels like an extension of me and I had reservations at the...

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How the name Glister Was Conceived

I didn’t expect naming my business to be such a challenging process. I was looking for a name that reflected how I work and also to have a connection to me personally; I wanted a name that sounded both soft and strong. I became highly focused on words, any word, even...

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Welcome to Glisters First Blog Post

I am tremendously proud and excited to launch Glister Counselling online. This has been made possible through the expertise of Terry Walsh of twda.co.uk. I have found Terry’s knowledge of the internet and websites-building  to be at the very forefront of the industry,...

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