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Loving compassion meditation

Loving compassion meditation

I have developed this meditation to help you cultivate self love and compassion. Take a listen and learn some practical ways to learn to love and accept yourself. I hope you enjoy it!    

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Heart Centred Living

Heart Centred Living

Many people feel that when they come in to therapy they will be using their mind a lot. In some ways that is exactly what we do, we learn to look at and manage difficult thoughts, especially if they cause us anxiety.  We become aware that the mind and our thoughts are...

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At the end of the day gratitude matters

At the end of the day gratitude matters

Many of us are reeling from all the turmoil and horror in the world right now. It may take a bit of imagination but stepping back and focusing on those things we feel grateful for might help us rediscover our inner balance. Research has shown that gratitude as a...

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Respecting what is broken and scarred in our story

Respecting what is broken and scarred in our story

Many of us go in to therapy feeling broken and scarred by our past experiences, clients often ask if therapy will enable them to rewrite their story and put sad events behind them. Put simply we can certainly learn to be with painful experiences by talking about them...

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How boundaries can set us free

How boundaries can set us free

We all bandy about the word boundaries a lot, without really thinking of its implications and what it might truly mean to us in our lives. Brené Brown says "When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we...

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Learning the art of patience

Learning the art of patience

Often in therapy clients get frustrated with what they perceive to be a lack of progress. I totally appreciate this feeling of impatience it is a feeling that seems to pervade our lives, especially at the moment as we await Spring and an end to a long  lockdown. I am...

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Learning to explore and accept how we feel

Learning to explore and accept how we feel

If we are looking for ways to help us change the relationship we have with ourselves we need to being to see if we can connect to our feelings. Feelings are the compass to our world, and if we ignore them we risk being disconnected from our unmet needs and potential....

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Break free of your Inner Critic

Break free of your Inner Critic

Rare is the person who has fully triumphed over self doubt, anxiety and lives a life free of internal wrangling. Most of us have an internal voice that is continually chattering at us, pointing out our failures and judging ourselves and others. If we were to write...

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Jumping on the drama train!

Jumping on the drama train!

This new podcast explores how our thoughts and internal chatter sometimes overwhelm us and cause us to step aboard the drama train. Take a listen and find ways to help you manage your anxiety.

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Why Hope helps

Why Hope helps

A friend told me about a project to leave stones around her village with messages of hope written on them. I love the idea that you could just pick up the stone and hold on to it, like a talisman. If only hope was really so easy to find. Many clients have lost their...

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Protecting Your Precious Energy

Protecting Your Precious Energy

Most of us have felt at some time that we are tired of giving all our energy away to others, leaving us feeling exhausted and depleted, especially at the moment. I have noticed, as have many of my clients, that this constant background anxiety from the pandemic is...

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Body Image; moving towards acceptance

Body Image; moving towards acceptance

This post is one I have been very keen to do for a while, as clients have been bringing body image in to therapy more and more over the years. I think this is a subject that is very thorny for most of us and as such I myself have had to really consider what it means...

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