Why Fern Green Wellness?

Why Fern Green? In many cultures the fern is symbolic. It represents sincerity towards others, shelter, hope, posterity, transformation, inspiration, awakening, renewal and hope. Many of these words represent what counselling can offer.     The fern begins life tightly coiled then goes through growth and change as it unfurls to take on its final form. The counselling process can involve a similar pattern and movement given the right conditions.   Why Wellness? As important as it is for us to explore why you're not feeling well I also believe focus belongs to helping you feel well again. Exploring what wellness looks like to you and how you would like to incorporate wellness into your recovery. I believe that self-care is a great part of wellness and recovery, as is self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.  ...
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Working with depression

Depression looks different for each person. It is hard to fully describe with words alone because it's a feeling. A heavy feeling in your stomach that can't always be shifted. Or maybe it's not feeling anything at all.   It's crying easily when something goes wrong or you feel let down. Or not feeling that you enjoy anything anymore, you can't feel love for loved ones. It's a persistent voice inside of your head that says "you're not good enough" "your a failure" and it's so much more.     When I work with people experiencing depression we explore it in words, feelings, bodily sensations and colours. It can help to start to unpick what the depression is, what does it look like and what does it say? Where is it located - is it within you or hanging over you?     Some of the work we do is about getting to know it and letting it have a voice. More than likely because it's unpleasant clients want to...
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