Failing sleep – broken sleep patterns and insomnia

Failing sleep – broken sleep patterns and insomnia by Danny Hickling BSc UKCP Registed Psychotheraputic counsellor MBACP Sleep is known to be a vital part of one’s well-being; a good nights sleep can lead to lower stress levels long-term statistically and increasing health. However are growing proportion of the population are having trouble retaining enough… Read more »

Death Anxiety Fear of Death & Dying

Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Danny Hickling. BSc (Hons). Couns. MBACP. UKCP The fear of death and dying is one of the most common fears in mankind. The fear, of course, is a vital one – keeping us safe and away from danger. It is a basic survival response that allows us to see a risk… Read more »

( PTSD )Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – The Facts

November is a time of year when our thoughts turn to those in the armed services who gallantly protected our Country and our current Armed Services many of which form a peace keeping role in countries in Conflict. The price many of these personal pay is one that was initially recognised as Shell Shock in… Read more »

What to Expect in your First Counselling Session. By Danny Hickling Ad.Dip (Couns) MBACP

If you are about to see a Counsellor for the first time regardless of the reasons for for seeking help the results will be better if you know what to expect on the day. A counsellor is likely in the first session to ask you a series of more structured questions such as what it… Read more »

Inspirational Quotes – Norfolk Counselling

“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up… Read more »

Panic Attacks Fact Sheet – Counselling in Norfolk & Norwich

Panic Attacks, Phobias and Fear By Danny Hickling BSc. Hons. (Couns.) MBACP UKCP www.CrystalClearCounselling.co.uk Panic attacks are an unpleasant frightening but harmless set of sensations when the body becomes overly anxious and goes into panic mode after being ‘triggered’ by a singular or multiple sensations or thoughts. They are often described by sufferers as coming… Read more »

How to make sense of our Relationships. How we can repeat mistakes and how to break these Patterns.

You might be reading this because you are experiencing problems in your current relationships. These problems, whilst seemingly unique, could have a pattern to them that has run through past relationships in various forms, and to look at this possibility might require us to look to the first experience of a very different type of… Read more »

Addictive Behaviour & Substance Abuse

Whilst I have written this piece primarily on substance abuse, it is important to note that addition, and addictive behaviour isn’t confined to substances alone, a general feature of addicted behaviour is the short term view of the gain that can be experience from an activity. An example of this in relation to a non-addictive… Read more »