Tis the season......
The festive season is a difficult time. The prolonged build up to the 25th December creates huge anticipation. It can be a time that is so full of forced jollity and expectations - that the dinner will be lovely, the presents the best, the family well behaved, the snow will fall and everyone will be happy.
A bit like a bride that plans her wedding meticulously for years before the big day - the point is missed. It is not about the wedding day details but what the marriage means. Just as Christmas is not about the presents, lunch or the Queen's Speech but the deeper meaning.
The period between Christmas and New Year can feel flat. New Year brings lots of hopes about the year ahead.
Speaking to a counsellor about thoughts, feelings, hopes and wishes can be helpful. Taking time for self to reflect on what has been learnt and achieved and what hopes are going forward can set the year off on a good note.
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