Is counselling right for me?

Counselling is available for everyone but there are a few things to consider. Is it the right time for me to have counselling, have I got the right counsellor, can I make the time needed to really engage in counselling? Is the time right for you? Have you got something either on your mind orContinue reading “Is counselling right for me?”

Exercise for Mental Health

So many people tell you to increase your exercise routine when you are suffering mentally and for some, getting off the couch to use the bathroom is hard enough so being asked to do some kind of exercise is just too much. I remember thinking “But I feel so exhausted, I can’t possibly do anythingContinue reading “Exercise for Mental Health”

This Book will Change Your Mind about Mental Health (book review)

Nathan Filer has written this amazing book which I could not put down. Written about mental health, this book tells personal stories from the perspective of suffers and their loved ones. There are uncomfortable parts and some sections that made me cry, this book really does shine a light on the world of severe mentalContinue reading “This Book will Change Your Mind about Mental Health (book review)”

Davina McCall and the Menopause

Did you see the show on Channel 4 this week, Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause? It was so informative and gave me a sense of not being alone. For Davina to openly talk about her menopause experience cut through the taboo that we shouldn’t mention the menopause. Women have suffered in silence forContinue reading “Davina McCall and the Menopause”

The Menopause and Me

Over the last few months I have felt like something alien has taken over my body and mind. I get forgetful and irritable, I ache pretty much all over, I have bursts of energy but am mainly exhausted and my periods are so irregular it is untrue. I didn’t think I could be menopausal justContinue reading “The Menopause and Me”

Top 10 tips for a good night sleep

Dogs and babies seem to have no trouble with sleeping so why do so many of us have issues with sleeping? Many clients come to me saying that they are struggling to sleep. We look at the stresses that are causing them to lie awake at night and try to come up with a planContinue reading “Top 10 tips for a good night sleep”

Everything is looking brighter

At last, spring is coming, lockdown is easing and people are able to start meeting up with others. The vaccine is having an impact on the numbers of deaths in the UK from Covid-19, we have turned a corner. This feels like a new beginning, things are looking brighter, we can see the future lookingContinue reading “Everything is looking brighter”

The bravest thing you can do…

Asking for help is the bravest thing you can do when you are having a hard time and I am sure you have heard about Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex having asked for help. It really is brave, admitting that you are struggling and that you are feeling like things can’t go on as theyContinue reading “The bravest thing you can do…”

Top 10 tips for self-care

It’s so important to look after ourselves, especially if you are feeling anxious. Here are my top 10 self-care tips. Try some and see if they help. Number 1 Enjoy a book: Spend some time with your feet up and get stuck into a good book. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction or a graphic novel,Continue reading “Top 10 tips for self-care”