Episode 11: Counselling to Counsellor

This was an absolutely fascinating chat – it chimed with me on a number of different levels and it could have been an hour longer if I'm honest.

Carl is a newly qualified counsellor. We talk about the process of his qualification and the journey he took to get there. 

Content warning: We do talk about suicidal ideation and self harm in this episode, please bear this in mind when listening. 

Thanks as ever for listening, please do get in touch if you have any questions, comments or feedback. Next week will contain our first listener questions!

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Episode 10: Chronic Illness II – It’s too damn hot!

Recorded on a day when everything melted, the conversation was naturally about how the heat can affect you when you have a Chronic Illness.

Coping with extremes of temperature can be trying when you're perfectly well, but when you're low on energy/strength/spoons* it can prove extra difficult.

We also discuss pain management options, and delve into the labyrinth that is Pam's medication regime. 

Here are the links to Spoon Theory, EDS, TENS and the MS Society info on coping with the heat. 

Stay cool and #keeptalking !

Simon & Pam

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Episode 09: ADHD

Today’s chat was one that we’ve been trying to organise for a little while around shifts and such – I’m so glad we did as it’s great.

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Katie (@katie_astrophe) is an RMN who has been living with ADHD since childhood. The discussion covers how this affects everyday life, study and through to employment. This is going to be one of a number of chapters as there’s lots more to cover!

Many thanks to Katie for spending some time talking in between night shifts, it’s very much appreciated. And thanks to Amber the Cat for the input!


Also mentioned is Louisa Hammond’s incredible MA artwork Mental Health Perspectives which really needs to be seen. Follow @louisa_hammond on instagram for more info.



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Episode 08: Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame go together like Sonic and Tails. Like Mario and Luigi. Like Crash Bandicoot and that floaty Aku Aku mask that gave you extra stuff.The point is, they are closely linked and we talk about them both today.

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We go through a number of different types of guilt and how these can affect your behaviour and your social interactions. A really interesting chat today, it’s a topic I feel confident in talking about as it runs through me like an irritating coal seam.

In this episode we talk about Gaslighting, so please bear that in mind if this is a trigger for you.

Here are a few links which we used in the episode:

Counselling Directory
Psychology Today

As always please feel free to comment via email podcast@thinkinghabits.co.uk or via the socials @thinkinghabits


Simon & Pamela