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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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Explore Your Own Potential This Year

Explore Your Own Potential This Year

One of my clients recently asked me why my practice was called Grow Your Potential and I explained that seeking out our own potential is a really fundamental drive behind our work together in therapy. As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, I am specifically looking for...

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Setting your intentions for a New Year

Setting your intentions for a New Year

In a previous career I often used to write articles for women's magazines entitled "New Year, new you" at this time of year. These always made me sigh (inwardly), but I always tried my best to put a bit of a spin on them and ended up with lots of things to give up and...

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Learn to feel your feelings: December 2020

Learn to feel your feelings: December 2020

I spend a lot of my time in therapy with clients who want to avoid their feelings and have done so for most of their lives. Over the years I have noticed that there is a tendency for clients to distrust their feelings, perhaps because they have been overwhelming,...

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Do you need to be in crisis to come in to therapy?

Do you need to be in crisis to come in to therapy?

Over the years one of the questions I often get asked is does it need to be a crisis before you ask for help and enter therapy. The answer really lies with the individual client, most people know that they have managed as much as they can alone and need someone to...

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Why we need to be honest about suicide

Why we need to be honest about suicide

The fact that I had to think long and hard before I decided to write about suicide in this blog, makes me fully aware that there is still a huge stigma around suicidal thoughts and ideation. Yet I have had a large number of clients over the years, who have suicidal...

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Finding Hope in these Difficult Times

Finding Hope in these Difficult Times

Hope is hard to find these days, it seems like many of the everyday things that brought us joy; a coffee with friends, cinema trip or weekend away have been taken away by Covid restrictions. So how do we find hope in these dark days? In Psychotherapy we are often...

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