Wellbeing and mental health

Detox time!

Surely January is THE detox month?  Uh-uh.  You ready for a little history lesson?  February is derived from the Latin februum, and was concerned with ritual purification.  As the last month of the old pre-Julian calendar, February was concerned with closure and cleansing.  So, back in the day, people would have been busy dealing with 'stuff'… Continue reading Detox time!

Wellbeing and mental health

Warning – low battery!

After the hype and excitement of Christmas January can leave us feeling like we're running on empty.  It's amazing how many of us seem to be powered by sunlight and notice the gloomy weather impacting our mood.  Add a virus or the stress of a credit card bill landing on the mat and it can… Continue reading Warning – low battery!

Benefits of counselling

FAQs

For people who are known for their listening skills, counsellors can sometimes talk a lot!  We tend to be passionate about good mental health and want to share information - especially on our websites! If you are considering counselling and simply want to know the basics about what I offer, why not check out my… Continue reading FAQs

Benefits of counselling

Mamma mia; here I go again!

Don't worry, there are no spoilers here!  I'm talking about those times when you find yourself thinking the same old thoughts and doing the same old things.  Some people liken it to playing the same old record, going round and round on a carousel, or finding themselves trapped on a downward spiral. For some reason… Continue reading Mamma mia; here I go again!

Wellbeing and mental health

Time to celebrate!

How often do you take the time to rejoice and celebrate the good stuff?  If you could throw a party for something today, what would it be for?  Getting the ironing done, making it to work on time, or hearing the words, "I love you" from someone special? The sad fact is that we often… Continue reading Time to celebrate!

Wellbeing and mental health

FOMO and sleep

According to behavioural scientist, Nick Hobson, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has always been around, it's just we now have a formal nomenclature to describe it.  FOMO has us wondering if other people are having more fun than us, doing more exciting things than us, or living a more fulfilling life than us. … Continue reading FOMO and sleep

Benefits of counselling

I’m sorry, I haven’t got a clue!

When it comes to depression, most people will struggle to explain how they feel.  Utterly overwhelmed by their symptoms, they can find it very difficult to pin down what exactly is wrong.  Concerned friends and family may genuinely want to understand what is happening but phrases such as, "I don't know, I just feel awful"… Continue reading I’m sorry, I haven’t got a clue!