Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health

Content Warning: briefly discusses suicide Mental Health Awareness days are a time when the focus of our attention is drawn towards opening a dialogue about how we think and feel. This is seen by some as arbitrary – we should be comfortable having conversations around mental health every day. However, some companies still only ‘indulge’Continue reading “Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health”

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”

Announcing: Gems – Wellness micro-sessions for busy people

In the 21st Century, we’re all busy. There’s always things to do. Places to go. People to see. Every minute of the day is accounted for. So when the media tells us we need to take mental health and wellbeing seriously, you might find yourself asking what time you have for that, or where doContinue reading “Announcing: Gems – Wellness micro-sessions for busy people”

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Ask for help

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tip #1: Ask for help There’s a lot of research which shows that stress is becoming an increasing problem and just as much evidence that talking about it is helpful. It’s okay to ask for help, whether it’s a close friend, a family member or a professional you’ll be surprisedContinue reading “Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Ask for help”

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Switch it off

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #2: Switch it off.  How easy do you find it to switch off your mind? Switching off doesn’t just mean your mobile ‘phone or the TV, but actually turning your away mind from work, family, friends – and then trying to do nothing.  It’s not easyContinue reading “Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Switch it off”