Hello and Welcome

PLEASE NOTE: My counselling waiting list is currently at capacity and I am not taking any new clients at this time. Events – including workshops and classes – are running as normal, and available online. You may also find details of how to access NHS counselling here. Thank you for visiting my website. I am a qualifiedContinue reading “Hello and Welcome”

The Spotlight Effect – why science says no one’s watching (we just think they are)

Have you ever had a moment where you stumble on a cobbled pavement (in front of loads of people taking photos) and think everyone must have seen? What about that time you said “love you!” instead of “lovely, thank you” to your boss and think everyone in the room must have heard you say it.Continue reading “The Spotlight Effect – why science says no one’s watching (we just think they are)”

Maternal Mental Health Awareness 

May 1-7 is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. At least 1 in 10 women will suffer from poor mental health during their pregnancy, in fact some studies say it’s many more than that. We also know that at least the same number of women can develop post-natal depression. We are raising awareness of Maternal MentalContinue reading “Maternal Mental Health Awareness “

Monday Mojo – Take Baby Steps

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Take Baby Steps Last weekend I attended a wonderful local Mind, Body and Spirit Fair, where I was talking about Rest and Relaxation – in particular Dreams,  Healthy Sleep and promoting Serenity (a monthly evening gathering exclusively for busy Women in Milton Keynes).  In my conversations with theContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Take Baby Steps”

When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind

Note to the reader: this article refers to a mind that feels like it’s constantly thinking, rather than hearing voices. If you are hearing voices this article from Mind may help. I was teaching a relaxation class to a group of students recently, when I likened the feeling of anxiety to being on a treadmill. YouContinue reading “When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind”