L & M WELL BEING CONSULTANCY CIC
Counselling, Supervision, Training, Therapeutic Music Groups & Much More in Ayrshire
Directors: Lorraine O'Rourke & Monica Cooper

Additional Information & Questions You Might Have

PAY ATTENTION TO BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR LIFE & THE DEMANDS OF YOUR WORK:

 Demands may be extreme; try not to have extreme expectations of yourself if you are aware you are struggling.

 Manage the size of your work load. Learn to pay attention to your limits & maintain yourself with them for now, practising saying “I’m not able to do that right now” or “If I need to do that ‘right now’; I will only be able to do: A, but not B & C.” Or use the skill of delegating when you can.

 Take regular breaks when able to, even for short periods, as this will help you be more productive in the long run. Get in the habit of not working unreasonable hours.

 Plan time away from work for relaxation & recreation for work-life balance; even whilst social distancing. Learn something new. Be creative; read; exercise – whatever appeals to you. Minimise alcohol, caffeine or nicotine & avoid non-prescription drugs. Eat healthy & stay hydrated.


KEEP A CONNECTION WITH PEOPLE, SOCIAL SUPPORTS & VALUES

 If working: consult peers routinely; carry out reflective practice & access supervision when needed.

 If you are new to your work, pair up with a colleague you are comfortable with & feel supported by.

 Seek out telephone or online contact with friends, loved ones or other people you trust for support.

 Whilst at home, attend to your connections with loved ones – pay attention to “switching off” & relaxing if able to.

 Take time to reflect on the valuing of your work & why YOU are doing it & how meaningful & important it is to YOU.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I can’t make a scheduled counselling appointment?

A. Please let us know ASAP so we may offer the space to someone else & we can re-arrange a more suitable date & time for yourself.


Q. "I’m starting to feel really anxious about attending" & at this point some people back out & do not attend?

A. If you feel this way, please give us a call & we can discuss your anxieties over the telephone & then you can make your decision as to what you want to do.


Q. How many sessions will I need to attend?

A. Each person is different and work at different paces, but this can be assessed at your first session & you will then have some idea. It can depend on what your issues are and how long you may take to work through them.


Q. What if it is not what I thought & I don’t feel I’m getting anything from the sessions?

A. Please tell us & we can discuss what it is you are not getting or what else you need. The more you are able to tell us exactly how you feel helps us understand where you are coming from & together we can look at alternatives that might suit you better.

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