A Parents Guide to Coming Out

It’s June which can only mean two things: a vague hope that the weather might be good and celebrating all things LGBTQ+! However, Pride comes with a lot more than just slapping some rainbow flags on things and having a knees-up. If you are a parent or guardian it can also be a confusing time as your child starts their [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:42:24+00:00June 14th, 2021|

Bereavement – Getting the support you need

“Getting the support we need during that extremely difficult time in our life can have an enormously beneficial effect on our future mental health.” We all at some point in our life experience bereavement. Losing someone very close to us can make us feel the greatest emotional pain ever. Ripped from the inside, empty, deeply depressed, sad, angry, desperate, losing [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:28:57+00:00June 11th, 2021|

What kind of therapist do I need?

Trying to decide what type of therapist you need to see to deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, bereavement, trauma anxiety, OCD, psychosexual issues, or couple counselling, can be very difficult. Searching for a therapist When searching for a therapist the first port of call is usually an online search. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what you [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:24:30+00:00June 3rd, 2021|

Parental Conflict… the impact on children

When parents get on well together their children do better. However, we know that every relationship has its ups and downs and it’s not always plain sailing. Relationship difficulties have become even more common in the past year due to the pandemic and all the stress and changes in routine that we have all had to adapt to so quickly. [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:25:04+00:00May 26th, 2021|

Addiction is a disease

The following article was written by someone who has suffered with addiction. The person is 31 years old, and at the time of writing, is celebrating 50 days of sobriety. “The perception of addiction has long existed as being an affliction of the morally deficient, the self-inflicted lifestyle of the depraved, people too weak or unwilling to help themselves. This [...]

By |2021-08-22T09:30:05+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Depression Myth Busters

It’s mental health awareness week so let’s focus on one of the most common illnesses out there, depression. Considering 1 in 4 of us living in the UK will be affected by depression at some point in our lives, we should be clear on what’s fact and what’s fiction, right? However, it seems depression still comes with an alarming level [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:20:45+00:00May 13th, 2021|

Wellness for children

Young people are encountering more and more pressure, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, self-harm, and depression. All of these conditions are on the rise. Something must be done, and I believe I know what it is. I am a psychotherapist and a former childcare professional and I have created a new ‘Wellness for Children’ project. I am on a mission to [...]

By |2021-06-10T13:58:38+00:00May 12th, 2021|

Parenting, it’s not an easy job!

Parenting is a lifelong journey, that’s for sure. Sometimes on the journey your children break your heart, fill you with overwhelming love, and just sometimes bring you to the point of despair – all in the same day! As well as bringing us joy, children can pose a challenge that can leave parents feeling exhausted, exasperated, and desperate. Every parent [...]

By |2021-09-23T15:17:30+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Stress – remove the fear

I hope you have enjoyed our contribution to Stress Awareness Month, 2021. The biggest message to take away from this awareness raising month is that if you feel stressed, get help as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t go away on its own. It may calm down for a while, due to changes in your circumstances, but it won’t completely [...]

By |2021-06-10T12:40:38+00:00April 26th, 2021|
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