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

Wellbeing and mental health

Stormy weather and headaches

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

Wellbeing and mental health

5 reasons to smile

"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

Wellbeing and mental health

Today’s the day!

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!

Wellbeing and mental health

Create space to score a goal

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