Moving Forward in Life

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Moving from where you are now, taking a chance on moving forward to new adventures, new shores, can feel scary. Often the leap seems too vast, too difficult, something that other people do, not us. And yet, we don’t have to make a giant leap. We can create stepping stones which lead us more manageably Continue reading »

Exam Failure

If you are reading this post then the chances are that you have experienced exam failure and your world has or might be about to collapse around your feet… The word ‘failure’ is a horrible word. It conjures up images of misery, despair and the crushing of all hope. But wait just a minute. This Continue reading »

5 Ways to Feel Comfortable at Parties…

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When Parties Feel Like Torture I have always hated parties. I always hated having to make small talk and had an overwhelming feeling that I was the dullest person in the room. It was the same with work do’s and general get togethers. Not only would I go through every single dress, skirt, blouse and Continue reading »

Fear of Travelling

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When Travel Becomes Frightening…   It’s summer time and, all over the country, people are excitedly preparing to travel for their holidays. Some will be flying off to warmer climes, others will head off to parts of the UK. Maybe others will drive through Europe to city breaks or seaside and mountain retreats. For some Continue reading »

Perfection

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Perfection Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. One person’s perfection is another person’s “I’m not good enough.” Its all subjective and, ultimately, a movable feast. In my work as a therapist I am constantly working with people who appear to have so much, and yet, in their eyes, they are lacking. Their lack Continue reading »

Perinatal Mental Health

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PND and Me Perinatal Mental Health is an area that interests me greatly. By this I mean the mental health issues surrounding pregnancy and the year after the birth of a baby. There are various issues covered by the term Perinatal Mental Health. These issues are of varying severity. My interest stems from my own Continue reading »

Who Needs Therapy?

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So…who needs therapy? Its for Americans, isn’t it? And for people with real mental health problems? Therapy is self indulgent and a waste of money…Isn’t it? Well, of course I am going to disagree with all of those statements. I am a therapist, after all. However, when you think about those statements – they are Continue reading »

Positivity.

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Positivity is not something that everyone has. When faced with a challenge, or a dilemma, some people’s first reaction is “I can’t do that!” For example, when I wrote a post about Relaxation and how important is is for our mental health, a couple of friends told me that they just don’t have time to Continue reading »

Relaxation.

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Relaxation & Mental Health First Aid Relaxation, taking time to be kind to yourself, is a huge part of keeping mentally healthy. Not long ago I went on a Mental Health First Aid course. Its a bit like your usual First Aid course, but it focuses on people’s mental health. Each participant is taught, over Continue reading »

How to Cope with Exam Nerves.

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GCSE & A Levels Exam Nerves can be horrible. This post aims to help you overcome them by giving you simple techniques to use. If you, or someone in your house, have exams coming up or if you are in the middle of them, then I hope you are excited to show all the work Continue reading »