Facts or feelings…

Do you rely on facts or feelings to help you make a decision? If you rely on emotional reasoning, you’ll use how you feel as evidence for what you should do: The mere sight of your partner makes you feel irritated enough to start talking about everything they’ve ever done wrong. Feeling stressed and anxious […]

Have you ever been called controlling?

People with anxiety can often be called controlling, obsessive or bossy and being called a control freak is now part of our everyday language. Whilst you may have elements of all or some of this in the way you behave, there’s an important reason behind it. You may feel actively anxious, or you may be […]

World Mental Health Day

Mental health takes the spotlight on World Mental Health Day because it’s a reminder that our emotional and psychological well-being is just as important as our physical health.   Reducing Stigma: Many people still feel shame or embarrassment about discussing their mental health issues. World Mental Health Day helps break down this stigma, encouraging people […]

Driving anxiety…

Driving anxiety is far more common than you think. Sometimes driving anxiety is part of feeling anxious generally, however some may only feel anxious about driving. Driving anxiety may be the result of being involved in a car accident or it may as a result of modelling driving anxiety. I sometimes talk about anxiety almost […]

Why you feel anxious & depressed.

It’s really normal to feel anxious AND depressed at the same time. Depression and anxiety are two distinct mental health conditions, but they often coexist and can influence each other. While they have their own unique features, there are several ways in which depression and low mood are linked to anxiety: Negative Thought Patterns: Both […]

How to recover from a toxic relationship….

A large part of what I work with in my private practice, are the consequences of relationships. Not only intimate relationships, but friendships and relationships with family. Hopefully people walk through my door at a point when things can be sorted amicably, but sometimes clients have struggled through a toxic relationship. The consequences of a […]

Imposter syndrome…

It’s normal to feel out of place or doubt yourself occasionally. But if you have these feelings most of the time, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.   Imposter syndrome refers to long-lasting feelings of unworthiness that don’t match up with the facts or others’ perceptions.   The key feature of imposter syndrome is a […]

Insider tips about anxiety…

Mental health awareness week 2023 is all about anxiety. If you struggle with anxiety, I’m sure you’ll spend all week being bombarded with information about anxiety. But let’s be honest, what you actually want to know is; how to fix anxiety, kick it to the curb, never have to think about it again, stop it […]

Alcohol tells the biggest lie of all…..

What’s your problem? Is it work stress? Are you overworked and underpaid, or been looked over for promotion? Did you choose the wrong career and now you regret it? Maybe you feel like you’re in the wrong relationship? Are you a frazzled, exhausted parent? Do you have financial stress, are you deep in debt, and […]

Secrets to changing the way you think and feel.

I’m not sure that CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is much of a secret, but what it will do is challenge the way you think about things. The theory behind CBT is based on the fact that our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviour are all connected. What we think is what we feel. If we […]

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