January 28, 2019

Why do I specialise in psychological trauma? 

The answer is a very personal one and one that is explained through a childhood memory below. 

I have no recollection of what happened prior to 2pm on March 10th 1987 but the rest of the day can be recalled on in a flash. For...

October 12, 2018

On world mental health day, I wrote about training your brain to look of the positive side of life.

From my understandings and beliefs, it’s no surprise to me I was reminded in the wee hours of this morning not to dismiss uncomfortable feelings.

My knowledge of how the b...

July 12, 2018

If your British upbringing was anything like mine, this familiar expression is filled with childhood memories, yelling it at the funny dressed characters in the theatre at Christmas time. Pantomimes and fairy tale stories can convey much about our societies past and pr...

July 2, 2018

'Mummy come and see my drawings, I was inspirated!' Aren’t these types of phrases from kids great? Often summing up emotion of a situation much better than correct English. When my nearly six-year-old said these words, my heart melted at the ‘made up’ word and her obvi...

June 22, 2018

Fear can be sneaky!

Life is going along quite nicely; it may not be exactly what you want but on the whole things are good. And then, BOOM! You are struck by anxiety.

Something in your body doesn’t feel right. You start to worry about everything!

You may try to push it to...

June 12, 2018

If you looked at me would you know that it doesn't take much (in certain situations) to feel extremely anxious?

Being a counsellor I'm supposed to have my stuff together, right?

Well I'd like to think I'm a good way there but that doesn't mean I don't have situations whi...