Amy Eksteen

Me First

The blog post for this week will be celebrating the publication of 30 posts on my blog! Writing has always been one of my favourite things to do, but I never imagined I would be sharing a piece of my heart, through my words, for everybody to see on a weekly basis. Every week when […]

Counselling: The Counsellor’s Perspective

Mental Health Series Part 2 Have you ever thought about what it’s like to be a counsellor? Have you perhaps ever wondered what your counsellor may be thinking? This weeks blog post aims to answer the questions we may ask ourselves about counsellors as we will be focusing on the counselling experience from the perspective […]

Overcoming Disappointment

There is no doubt, that in this life, we will face disappointment. We each have our hopes and dreams. We ensure that our hearts are filled with faith, hope and trust. We make sure we tick off all of the boxes so that things can go our way, but still, we come face-to-face with disappointment […]

How to deal with Change

Life will constantly be filled with changes. That’s definitely one thing that I keep on learning – that things rarely stay the same. And if you’re like me, who likes being comfortable, feeling secure and knowing what’s coming next, change, especially unexpected change, isn’t the easiest thing to deal with. From starting school to finishing […]

Grief and Loss Part 1

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about this topic for a while now. It’s not the happiest topic to talk about, but I think it’s definitely necessary. So, for the next two days, we will be discussing the experience of grief and loss. In this life, experiencing grief and loss is inevitable. It’s […]

When life doesn’t seem to go your way

There’s no doubt that life can be disappointing sometimes. Our plans don’t go as planned. Relationships end. People hurt us. Doors that we were hoping would open, remain closed. We are left feeling a little deflated and maybe catch ourselves thinking “How am I supposed to get through this?”, “What do I do now?” or […]