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
Following the heat wave, most of us have experienced some stormy weather over the past few days. And maybe you are one of those people who have been suffering with a headache as a result. Thunder, lightning, grey skies and high humidity can all cause head pain if you are prone to headaches. According to… Continue reading Stormy weather and headaches
"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
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? In our busy lives it can be tempting to streamline everything with routine - when we do the same things day in, day out we know exactly how long things will take, the resources we will need, and the order to complete tasks… Continue reading Today’s the day!
As we start another week, what's on your To Do list? People under stress can often feel that their life has gone into overdrive, and they've lost the ability to pull on the handbrake. Time speeds up, adrenaline starts pumping and you can feel breathless before the day gets underway. Alternatively, you may feel so… Continue reading Create space to score a goal
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
"Where's your couch?" It's a question I'm often asked. And I can see the apprehension in their eyes. The idea of lying down, feeling vulnerable and exposed, can become a huge hurdle in seeking therapy. For the record, I don't have a couch, or a clipboard. What I do have is a light airy room… Continue reading “Where’s your couch?”