You don’t need to suffer from a mental illness to talk to a Counsellor

Humans thrive on community, on fellowship, on companionship and for some, when this is lacking, it affects their psychology. This MAY be because there is not as much room for expression and interactions, for bouncing back ideas, for reassurance (especially when the mind begins to play tricks and you start having difficulty distinguishing between reality and fiction). As a result, they may begin to get in their own heads, over-think things and make bad permanent decisions on temporary emotions, or they may be living based on…


How much do you love yourself? Is your self image gravely influenced by the opinions of others? Are you conflicted about what you should look like and how you should behave because you’re unsure of what is expected of you? Are you doubting your beauty, your weight, your career because people are ever so willing to tell you how IT should be?
If YES, then this article is for you.
Maintaining a positive self image can be daunting. It’s even more so for women, as there is pressure from every and any angle and we don’t help ourselves either because we continuously…


Why Do I Preach Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Good mental health is not only the absence of diagnosable mental health problems, it is characterised by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including but not limited to:

The ability to learn

The ability to feel, express and manage a range of…

Becca Ojiru

Certified Mental Health Counsellor • Lawyer • Baker

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