Counselling Placement with Govan Community Project

At the Pearce Institute in Govan the Govan Community Project community workers help asylum seekers access basic services; health, food-banks, shelter and support them with their asylum claims and appeals. I volunteered six weekly counselling sessions for the support workers. The sessions were a space to discuss their jobs, like supervision or any aspect of …

Counselling in Scotstoun, Glasgow

I have been volunteering at Kingsway Health and Wellbeing Centre, Scotstoun, Glasgow for the last ten months, spending one day a week meeting with local residents. While the physical buildings have been improved this community lacks places for people to express themselves and enact the changes they would like to see. However, in this very …

Trauma training for volunteers

Restarting the volunteer programme after the summer I held a session to help reduce the ‘burn out’ experienced by community volunteers at Maryhill Integration Network (MIN). The workshop aimed to help them to understand the everyday effects of trauma on themselves and clients. Volunteers reported being sometimes caught-up in the difficulties experienced by the asylum …

Counselling Placement at MIN

Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) exists to bring communities in Glasgow together. I have been offering weekly counselling sessions as part of my MSc in Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy to volunteers and asylum seekers. MIN aims to help people newly arrived in Glasgow by offering practical and social support to all. People who have benefitted from …

Tea lights illuminate a corner of the room.

Cutting through limiting beliefs.

Following yesterday’s post about the ignored Universal Theory of Physics, that once we allow for interconnectedness and consciousness we have can begin to allow for a robust, common place understanding of quantum physics, rather than have an ‘ordinary dead-world physics of daily Newtonian life’ and an amazing world of living, shifting, energetic and dynamic world …

Hong Kong skyline with silhouette.

Privilege, self-censorship and moving towards acknowledging painful truths.

I listened to the fourth privilege ‘Fishbowl’ discussion on the experience of privilege or lack of privilege from a perspective of a person of colour. As a white person to listen into a conversation by and about people with colour this was a new experience.  The conversations I have and listen to are by white …