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Who Counsels The Counsellor? Counsellors are human too. We often experience struggles in life, just as our clients do. Our task is to become resilient in the face of adversity, so how do we do that? 30th Jun 2018

World Mental Health Day – 10 Oct 2017 – You Can Make A Difference As many as two thirds of the adult British public have suffered with mental health problems at some point in their lives, yet nine out of ten people suffering from mental health problems have experienced discrimination directly because of their mental health. 10th Oct 2017

How Your Relationship Can Survive Parenthood As many as 39% of relationships break up within the first five years of parenthood. Don’t let your relationship become just another statistic. 9th Aug 2017

The Power Of Pausing When you’re a busy parent and you can’t afford to take a break, how do you get through the day without becoming super-stressed? 15th Jun 2017

How To Get Angry Anger is a natural human emotion which has the potential to be very useful, if we know how to use it. 8th Mar 2017

Guest Article: Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood For Rare Disease Day (28-Feb-2017), I have invited a family friend to write about her experiences of AHC, a rare neurological condition affecting 1 in 1,000,000 children. I’m privileged to present her family’s story. 28th Feb 2017

How Much Do You Enjoy Christmas? With interruptions to your daily life, busy Christmas shopping and relentless, aggressive advertising, it’s easy to get stressed and forget what really matters at Christmas. 19th Dec 2016

Stress And Shame – Part 3: Learning To Relax and Forgive Yourself Self-awareness and the ability to objectively reflect on self are the keys to breaking the stress-shame cycle. Here, I show you an effective, practical method for gaining perspective on yourself. 31st Aug 2016

Stress And Shame – Part 2: The Neuroscience of Stress and Shame Stress can prevent you from being able to think clearly, which creates a vicious circle. Breaking the cycle is the key to overcoming life-limiting shame and stress. 19th Jul 2016

Stress And Shame – Part 1: Defining The Problem Stress can make you feel weak, incapable, even out of control and ashamed of yourself – which leads to further stress. So how can you break the cycle? 27th Jun 2016

Control Your Emotions What if British society could rid itself of the belief that logic is strong and masculine, or that emotions are weak and feminine? 5th Apr 2016

Pick Up The Pushchair A Father’s guide to the first year of your first child’s life. 23rd Mar 2016

Self-Awareness: Touchstone of Personal Growth Self-awareness lies at the heart of personal growth: to know yourself is the key to change. But what is self-awareness? 1st Feb 2016

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder As we enter the part of the year where days are shortest, as many as 21% of people will struggle with low mood, lethargy and other symptoms of depression. 30th Nov 2015

Stoptober 2015 Stop smoking for a month; what have you got to lose? You’re five times more likely to quit. 8th Oct 2015

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2015 is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Whether you are worried about someone else’s mental state, or you are thinking of suicide for yourself, there is help just a phone call or email away. 23rd Sep 2015

Facing The Unknown How to help yourself if you’re anxious about unavoidable changes in your life. 9th Sep 2015

Get Out Of Your Mind How often do you make plans to improve your life, but never act on them? 15th Aug 2015

Doors to Self-Understanding – Part 2 Watch out for the traps you lay for yourself: they’re still there! 19th Jul 2015

Doors to Self-Understanding – Part 1 Watch out for the traps you lay for yourself! 2nd Jul 2015

Fight Flight Freeze, Part 2 Practical ways to help you change your view of the world and become less stressed. 11th Jun 2015

Fight Flight Freeze, Part 1 Stress is a natural response to perceived threat. You can’t just think your way out of it. 9th Jun 2015

Just Do It How often do you forget to give yourself a break just when you really need it? 17th May 2015

The Work Trap What can you do when prosperity and success actually make you feel worse? 10th Apr 2015