Men and Suicide

Posted by on January 23, 2017

Piers Morgan stated that he wanted to organise a Man’s March in retaliation to the Women’s march this weekend.  I think this is a fantastic idea, especially if we can link it to issues that impact on men but which they feel they can’t talk about without the stigma that goes with it i.e. mental health issues especially depression and  suicide.  The statistics below show that this is something that needs to be talked about and help offered.  It has to be ok for men to be able to talk about these issues without worrying about how they will be - Read More

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Different Year, Same Sh*t

Posted by on January 7, 2017

For a number of us, the New Year brings new opportunities, time to reflect on the last year and look to the future.  Some of us will have made resolutions, deciding to eat better, join a gym, spend more time with the family, to name a few;  but for others, it is just another day.  For them the idea of a different life, a different way of being is non-existent.  They are just trying to survive, to get through each day in one piece, anyway they can.

For a small number of us however, it is too much.  Another year of - Read More

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Anxiety

Posted by on October 7, 2016

One of the most common issue that brings clients to therapy is Anxiety.  Set out below is an article that really explains how anxiety can impact on us

 

1) It’s more than just worrying

For people that don’t understand anxiety or have never experienced it, they may think it is the same as worrying about things that are going on your life. Everyone worries about things from time to time, it’s a natural part of being human and letting your brain figure out the next move. Anxiety is different, it’s irrational, and it’s constant. It may start out as worrying about - Read More

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What happens in Therapy

Posted by on June 28, 2016

This is a question I get asked a lot.  A lot of client’s believe or hope that we are there to “fix” them, that we have a magic wand that will make everything better, and there are times that I wish I had exactly that when I see some clients struggle.

So instead of a magic wand what do we offer?  We offer a safe place, somewhere for you to talk about yourself, your life, things that might be painful or confusing for you.  We offer you space to think about yourself and your concerns which you don’t often get elsewhere. - Read More

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Brexit and Anxiety

Posted by on June 24, 2016

Unless you have been hiding under a stone today, you will be aware that the UK has decided to leave the E.U.  Whether you voted In or Leave, there is now a lot of uncertainty about what happens next.  As human beings, the one thing that causes us the most anxiety is change and at the moment it feels like everything is changing and no one seems to have any answers.  Here are a couple of tips to lesson your anxiety, whether it is around Brexit or anything else in your life.

Find a way to unwind; fishing, gardening, a long - Read More

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