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Being More Assertive

Published October 22, 2021 at 10:43 am

Being more assertive   One of the main reasons people ask for my help is to become more assertive. Often a lack of this stems from low self esteem, not surprising I know! However, when we experience feelings of low self esteem we can often play ourselves tape recordings in our head that continue informing […]

A Problem Shared

Published September 27, 2021 at 9:26 am

A problem shared It can be difficult to meet with friends or colleagues in our current climate. So many people are reporting that they don’t seem to talk as they used to, often they feel guilty in sharing minor difficulties when the world is in such a state of flux. There always seems to be […]

Rainy Day Lists

Published August 7, 2021 at 2:24 pm

I often hear people say that they have wasted a day doing nothing, particularly when it’s raining. I’m reminded of this as it’s raining today. I tend to look ahead at the forecast as I’m an outdoor person who likes to walk and garden if the weather allows, so I’m often prepared in advance. However, […]

Slotting back into life as we knew it.

Published July 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Slotting back into life as we knew it. For many of us, life is starting to look a little different, in that social restrictions are now lifted. This has a number of meanings, fears and interpretations for different people. I have spoken to a number of people who are extremely concerned about catching covid (particularly […]

Great Tips That Can Reduce Your Stress Levels.

Published June 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

Great Tips That Can Reduce Your Stress Levels. With things starting to open up again (or that is plan anyway) you maybe starting feel your stress levels rising. This maybe down to returning to work after working from home, having to do lateral flow tests or just general life issues. Whatever the reason, stress can […]

Food, Mood and Lockdown

Published May 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Food, Mood and Lockdown A number of you are telling me that you have gained weight during lockdown, this is understandably impacting on your confidence, particularly now things are opening up. It’s not at all surprising that this is the case as so many of us have used food to ‘keep us going’ during the […]

Gardening…………who needs it?

Published April 26, 2021 at 9:20 am

Gardening has been a life saver for so many of us during lockdown’s, it certainly has for me! I often share with clients and indeed, on social media sites the importance of ‘getting out there’ to improve mood and mental health. As a lot of you will already know I walk every day, this is […]

Making Your Road Map

Published March 4, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Making Your Road Map Many people appear to be heartened by the recent announcement of the government, with regard to their road map that will be a potential plan for the coming months. We all sincerely hope it can go through without a hitch, as we are all beginning to suffer in many ways with […]

Reaching Out During Lockdown

Published February 13, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Reaching Out During Lockdown I am speaking to more and more people who are deeply concerned about their loved one’s mental health during this latest lockdown. So too, are they concerned for their own mental wellbeing as the weeks drag on. Many parents are not only struggling with home schooling, working from home and in […]

Trying to Have a Positive Mindset During Lockdown

Published January 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Trying to Have a Positive Mindset During Lockdown I’m speaking to an awful lot of people at the moment who appear to be finding this latest lock down so much more difficult than the first. This of course, is hardly surprising……it is winter! The last one, back in May, happened to be when…. the sun […]