June 3, 2020

I’ve spent the last few days considering a response to the recent death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that has understandably followed. Shamefully, his death in such circumstances was not unprecedented, but for a black man to die so violently and neglectfully in...

April 11, 2019

Reaching the decision to start therapy doesn’t come easily. You may find that you have been contemplating seeing a counsellor for some time, even years. Many people go through stages where a problem feels a problem only at certain times in their life, so it can be diff...

January 18, 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) while being one of the more familiar and well known therapies often gets a bad name as it can be seen to be a ‘quick fix’ to therapy. This is likely to be due to its links within the NHS and services that offer time-limited therapy....

December 15, 2016

Christmas time is well and truly here; it is everywhere and unavoidable. Even those we would consider to have ‘good mental health’ can still find the holidays stressful, overwhelming and disappointing.

Depression can leave us feeling very isolated and the fact you may b...

November 9, 2016

I recently had a counselling session approaching with a client where we had identified that our next session would be focused specifically on self-esteem.

I decided to put together a quick tip sheet so my client could take this away and try to work on some of the sugges...

July 27, 2016

To begin, I would ask you to not be afraid of the term ‘mental health’. We all have mental health, and it will move within a spectrum of good to poor on a regular basis. The factors that affect where we are on this spectrum will be linked to matters both inside and out...

July 14, 2016

Like most of us I’m sure, I’ve had a year faced with challenges, nothing too wild - certainly not climbing Everest. But challenges in my training and professional development, care of my own self, achieving a work/life balance and all those little unexpected, unplanned...

February 2, 2015


I am writing this blog as I have finally recovered from a tormenting, 4 week long cold. It is that time of year when everyone around us is sniffling but how can we allow ourselves to accept we are unwell, manage our day-to-day life and ensure we make a speedy recovery...

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