Recent Events

Recent Events

We seem to be surrounded by sad events and news more than ever these past couple of months.  It can become all too easy to accept this as normal, when of course it isn’t.  So how do we cope? If you have been directly affected by recent events in London and Manchester...

Choices

Choices

I recently read the poem below and it really resonated with what many clients bring to the therapy room “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn't, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me......

Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day So what is stress?  It means so many things to all of us, work, home, family or friend related, Stress can be a positive thing, the surge of adrenalin when we have a deadline to work to can help us to focus on the task at hand. However, when we...

Forgiveness

This is such an emotive word and has so many different meanings to all of us.  From the simple ‘I’m sorry’ when you accidentally bump into someone through to the bigger stuff.  It isn’t always about letting go, but it is about freeing yourself from the anger and hurt...

Wipers

Wipers

Recently I was driving along and noticed that my wipers weren’t clearing the windscreen as they should.  This continued on and off for a couple of weeks.  I just put up with the windscreen being how it was and when necessary sprayed the windscreen and cleaned it up,...

Inner control

Inner control

In case you are wondering about the photo, it is an orange flower bladder cherry blossom, thought that was much nicer than some of the photos I found! Because recently I have been working with a number of clients with bladder issues, sadly this is something that can...

Christmas is it the memories or the presents?

Christmas is it the memories or the presents?

Is Christmas a time of joy for you or a stressed interval you could happily miss out on? We could discuss how it has become so commercialised now, or does religion have a role in our lives, indeed Christmas seems to evoke extreme responses, positive and negative in...

Depression on The Street

Depression on The Street

Depression is being talked openly about a lot more, which is a great thing. I am pleased that Coronation Street writers have one of their main, well-loved characters, Steve McDonald showing the early signs of depression and taking the first faltering steps towards...