Counselling or mentoring?

Describing what mentoring is in relation to counselling can sometimes be a little tricky as both forms of therapeutic support can be so different yet so similar depending on the practitioner. Whilst mentoring can be seen as more solution focussed and goal orientated,...

read more

Even Therapists Get Depression

On Friday 15th April 2016 I went to bed with flu like symptoms and woke up the next day in total emotional darkness. This was the start of the worst depressive episode of my life and one that helped me to realise even more exactly how debilitating depression can be....

read more

Holding on to Toxic Tales

I was listening to some old online therapy recordings this morning and felt particularly drawn to a person who was caught in a old toxic 'story cycle'. The client described being tortured by their dislike for someone from their past and they couldn't let go at all of...

read more

Exploring your style (guest post)

You know that feeling you get when you put on a really special item of clothing? Maybe it’s an expensive jacket, tailored to fit your proportions perfectly. Perhaps it’s a simple white t-shirt that hangs just right. Or possibly it’s a pair of shoes that are as...

read more

Sexual Spring Clean (guest post)

Sex isn't just a physical act between two (or more) people. Our sexuality is an important part of what makes us well-rounded happy healthy human beings, and having a healthy joyful relationship with our whole bodies and with pleasure is a fundamental part of our...

read more

Is it possible to tidy your mind? (guest post)

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris Hands up.  Who has a Junk Drawer? You know, a drawer full of “random stuff” that has no other home and just gets put away out of sight. I believe most of us...

read more

Let me hear you ROAR! (guest post)

Strength Through Vulnerability. My oldest friend bought me a card a couple of years ago. She wrote inside ‘I saw this card and it immediately reminded me of you….’ She had, just days before, seen me crushed and been the first person at my door as I sat sobbing...

read more

On Grief (& a bit of Bowie love)

This morning I started to receive quite a few messages into both my personal and business inboxes. People are reflecting on life and death today (the death of music legend & artist David Bowie has triggered many raw emotions in people that relate to their own...

read more

Owning Our Thunder (a troll free zone)

Why we should speak out about our work (whatever our work is) and not stay quiet I’ve had a ‘pedestal problem’ for a few years following an unnerving trolling event that messed with my confidence and my head. For ages I didn’t want to tell people about my work on...

read more