It’s nearly here….

Hi! You may have noticed I haven’t posted for a while. There are two big reasons for that and I’m excited to share them with you here. 1) My Counselling Ebook. Most counselling books are written for counsellors. This one’s different, it’s written for you. Whether you’re thinking of going for counselling or you’ve just […]

Are you getting what you want but not what you need?

I had the chance to go on a trip to Hong Kong recently. Amazing! You might be thinking. I wasn’t so sure. I had no time to plan and it was way out of my comfort zone – I’d barely got my head around it by the time we were on the plane. Part of […]

“Three Girls”: What to do when you’re triggered by abuse memories

Lots of people are talking to me about the latest BBC drama ‘Three Girls’, based on the true story of child grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale. And its not just this show. There’s an almost constant stream of news stories, TV shows, books and films bringing our attention to something that, until recently, was […]

Do you want to be right or do you want to change?

Confession time – I didn’t write a blog this fortnight as I’m working hard on my counselling Ebook. It’s nearly done and I’ll pass on more details soon. For now, I’m really excited to share an excerpt here on something crucial in change – the battle of ‘Judgement v. Curiosity’. This isn’t just important in […]

6 steps for a better ‘conversation’ on mental health

You’ve probably seen the young Royals new charity ‘Heads Together’ and their aim to get people talking and sharing their stories to reduce the stigma of mental health. You might even have seen the BBC documentary ‘Mind over Marathon’ that follows 10 people training for the London marathon as a way to deal with their […]

5 ways to deal with disappointment

My friend’s cat, Tilly, had kittens yesterday. I was there to enjoy it all – a beautiful event. Mum and all four babies are fine and well but I couldn’t say the same for my friend. She was anxious before, during and after the birth, so I went round to see her this morning. She […]

Be happy! Is choosing your emotions a myth?

As spring gathers pace you may be noticing a whiff of optimism in the air, a brisk breeze of positivity or maybe even an up-shoot of joy. Or you could be feeling none of these things; if so, this post is for you. A lot of my clients have more than one problem. There’s the […]