What’s The Worse That Could Happen?


How often have your heard the phrase ‘What’s the worse that could happen’,  ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ ‘Accepting what you can’t control’, or ‘Don’t worry what other people think’. You may have friends or family members say these things to you if you happen to suffer with social anxiety or shyness. I […]

February 17, 2018

The Art of Becoming Positively Selfish


As Anne Hathaway has said here “There’s something very addictive about people pleasing. It’s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate” People pleasing is one of the issues that I see in my therapy practice on a regular basis, the feelings of guilt of saying no, wanting […]

February 25, 2016

Teens and the Benefits of Massage


‘I think the reason why being a teenager is so hard is because we are trying to stay kids but trying to be adults all at the same time’ It used to be just us adults that would complain and suffer from the result of stress, but nowadays we are seeing a rise in our […]

January 24, 2016

The Challenge of Change


‘God grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; & wisdom to know the difference’ Pinterest. The world’s virtual pinboard, where you can save for later all the intellectual stuff you think you need to read, all the craft ideas you absolutely, definitely will try, […]

January 11, 2016

I Miss You – Losing a Parent in Adulthood


‘Losing a parent is like losing a part of oneself” – Debra Umberson Looking around at many of my friends, I am struck by how many have lost a parent. Many have not been through old age but through illness both sudden and prolonged. Being in your adult years when your parent dies, you still […]

October 21, 2015



‘It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves’- Sir Edmund Hillary I feel very lucky that some of the work I do is within the voluntary & community sector. The people that work within this sector are often the unsung heroes working with people at a grassroots level for little or no pay, simply […]

October 19, 2015

Putting the Spring In Your Winter Well-being


It is that time of year again, the darker nights are drawing in, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, the temperature is dropping and the Christmas paraphernalia is already in the shops; winter must be on its way. It may be gloomy outside but your outlook does not […]

October 7, 2015

The Last Lecture


“Stop acting as if life is a rehersal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed’ – Wayne Dyer The Last Lecture A very good friend of mine bought me a gift, it was a small paperback book called ‘The Last Lecture’ lessons […]

September 28, 2015

Ants in your pants; be sedate and meditate


‘Even the wishes of a small ant reach heaven’. -Japanese proverb Ants in your pants’ it’s a funny saying and one that appears to have originated from the United States, although there is not a clear time it came about because by the time that it appeared in print, probably sometime between the two world […]

August 12, 2015

Be a Warrior not a Worrier


Be a Warrior not a Worrier’ Have we become a nation of worriers? It seems we have, according to new research by a London University. Top of the list is not being able to sleep, but losing our glasses or running out of phone battery also result in heightened panic, said psychologists at Goldsmiths, University […]

April 27, 2015