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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 […]

Resilience Building During Covid…..not an easy task!

Published December 15, 2020 at 5:26 pm

I’m currently hearing from parents who are increasingly finding it difficult to manage family life under new ‘home schooling’ conditions. Children are being sent home due to Covid restrictions and are spending a great deal more time at home. Teaching our children to be more resilient in such times is proving very difficult, indeed. Teaching […]

Reach out!

Published September 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm

I have recently experienced a difficult few months both on an emotional and physical level. I like everyone else find that difficult times can be both stressful and draining on all fronts. My family and a small handful of friends have been extremely supportive, this has helped me enormously and frankly at times, I don’t […]

Communicate with your child, they aren’t little for long!

Published April 23, 2019 at 11:07 am

As most of you are aware, I offer a service to families to help them engage in positive and fruitful conversations with their children. Parents come to see me when they are struggling to keep these channels open, I support and advise on how best to engage and promote positive communication skills which they can […]

Are you on a vicious cycle ride of feeling bad?

Published December 12, 2018 at 11:08 am

Feel like you are on a vicious cycle of feeling bad? We can all be guilty of Altered thinking, we might think “I’m rubbish at everything” when something goes wrong in our lives. We can be guilty of thinking that everything in our lives is negative rather than actually the one thing that has gone […]

It’s Good to Talk!

Published June 18, 2018 at 10:23 am

It’s good to talk This morning I caught up with a fellow coach (you know who you are), who also happens to be a friend.  We chatted and shared covering many subjects both on a personal level and professional. Whilst it’s always good to see her and enjoy her company it became very apparent that […]

University Challenge (Revisited blog)

Published August 22, 2017 at 10:59 am

University Challenge! Many parents across the land are currently in a state of flux as universities are making offers to our young people!  Decisions need to be made about university places, accommodation and finances causing confusion and anx to many. What may have seemed like a distant life change is fast becoming a life reality […]

Top Tips for Parents! Resilience Building….who needs it?

Published April 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Teaching resilience skills to our children is something we all would like to be versed in.  Helping ourselves and our children to ‘bounce back’ after minor set backs is vital for solid mental health and self esteem. We see and read so many messages that conflict perhaps with each other, our own views on parenting […]

University Challenge

Published September 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

University Challenge (Final Round) Is your teenager packing boxes for university? Are you busily washing all their clothes ready for the off? Are you counting down the days to when they finally flee the nest? Perhaps they have gone already! If the answer is yes, you’re probably feeling pretty mixed up inside and feel happy, […]

Is it a problem if men show their femine side?

Published July 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

Is it a problem if men show their feminine side? Well, I could fully understand if a number of people were guilty of thinking that low self esteem is exclusively a female problem.  This may be for all sorts of reasons however, my experience tells me that the main reason is that it is never […]