Aahhh...a nice cup of tea! There are so many great reasons to enjoy a cuppa, and making one for someone else can bring them health benefits, too. The act of deciding to have a brew can sometimes be enough to lower your stress levels as you're distracting yourself from a difficult task, tricky situation or… Continue reading A nice cup of tea
We live in an incredible instant society. You can find answers to your questions immediately on google, microwave a dinner in minutes, and get a parcel delivered the next day. Even our medication is speeding up with promises of 'instant relief' from coughs, colds, aches and pains. It's great! But the downside is that we've… Continue reading Have a little patience
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
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!
"Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain" writes Behavioural Psychologist, Sarah Stevenson, so why not kick start your day with a little celebration? Smiling makes you look good, and people are more attracted to those who smile. Smiling is contagious. If you smile, it lifts the mood of others… Continue reading 5 reasons to smile
If the sunshine today is tempting you outside, go with it. Studies show how being outdoors can lift your spirits, and that a walk in the woods, stroll along a beach, or hike up a mountain can have positive effects which last for up to 7 hours. Even the colours of the countryside can have… Continue reading Improved mental health could be a walk in the park