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Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my website, thank you for stopping by. These pages tell you how to access services which have been carefully designed to help you find your mojo and get your sparkle back. Mental health is as important as physical health, and we now know that one can have an impact on the other. But …

Monday Mojo – Savour the Journey

What’s the pace of your life right now? Sometimes, when life is busy, we can find ourselves on a different path, than we planned to travel down. People or events may steer us in an unexpected direction. We get swept up. We lose our way. Sometimes that’s not always a bad thing, as long as you’re on …

Monday Mojo – Treat Yourself

Have you been looking after yourself lately? At this month’s Serenity, we noticed how selfish we feel when we give something to ourselves, whether it’s a warm bath, buying ourselves a treat, or just spending quality time on our own. We always feel like we should be doing something else: Seeing to other people. Checking …

Toxic Parenting: How to Survive When Parents Mess You Up

Fran* recently had some bad news. Someone she thought she could trust, let her down in a really bad way. As we talked through how she felt about it, she had this sudden moment of clarity. The person Fran cared for didn’t love her back, at least not in the way she’d hoped. Whilst on …

Monday Mojo – Go Gently

Monday Mojo™ – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Go Gently Have you noticed the pressure lately to be ‘something’? Whether it’s on a diet, never late, or all smiles, there’s always something we feel we have to ‘be’. One thing in particular, is that society says we should ‘be’ on the go, and at …

Counselling – what do you think?

Have you ever thought about counselling? In the current economic climate, clients have to wait weeks, if not months, for free therapeutic support on the NHS. If you decide to go private, spending money on yourself might feel self-indulgent. Some people worry they’re wasting a professional’s time with their problems, because they might think “there’s …

Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way

Exercise more. But don’t get too skinny. Make sure your kids eat well, but don’t indulge them. Sit quietly. But make your voice heard. Work hard. But make time for family and friends. There is an immense pressure lately to be perfect. The messages are confusing, people are overwhelmed. So, as part of this Time …

It’s Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day is on 1 February 2018. Wherever you are, you can talk about mental health. As a Time to Change Champion I work hard to raise awareness of mental health. So it’s important to know that if a person is struggling they probably won’t call even their closest friend – they don’t …

Workplace Assistance: EAP and Group Supervision in Milton Keynes

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Companies are starting to find call-centre EAP support isn’t what staff want, and inevitably is rarely accessed. Although it may “tick the box” where employee policy relates to staff welfare, people would prefer the opportunity of face-to-face or telephone sessions with an independent, qualified professional who can remain impartial. I offer …