Why is grief worse at Christmas?

Grief can be particularly difficult during the holiday season because it can be a time of intense emotions and memories. Holidays are often a time when people come together with family and friends to celebrate, and the absence of a loved one who has passed away can be particularly poignant during this time. Additionally, theContinue reading “Why is grief worse at Christmas?”

Why am I always so anxious?

There are many potential reasons why someone might feel anxious. Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress, and it can be caused by a wide range of factors, including genetics, environment, and personal experiences. Some people may be more prone to anxiety due to their genetics, while others may develop anxiety as aContinue reading “Why am I always so anxious?”

What is EFT?

What is EFT? EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a form of psychological acupressure that is based on the principles of acupuncture. It involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a particular issue or emotion. The goal of EFT is to release negative emotions and to restore balance to theContinue reading “What is EFT?”

How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?

This is a question I get asked by parents who are concerned about the behaviour they are seeing in their children. Sometimes it can be a temporary thing, other times it can be prolonged. But what causes it in the first place? A child may scratch at themselves if they are uncomfortable, may have aContinue reading “How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?”

Top tips for surviving Burnout

We all suffer from burnout now and again. Things build up and get on top of us and it suddenly feels like you don’t know what to do first, where to start, or even to start at all. Whether you are a parent, have a full time job, family commitments or have suffered a bereavement, or all of the above, burnout can happen at any time to anyone and without warning.

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?”

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”

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…”