‘Sleepizza’

Do you find yourself wide awake, in the small hours of the night? Here in England, in my final few days before I leave for three months in France, I find myself in my third night of insomnia. For the last two nights, I slept only at 6am through to 9am. So, I am doing... Continue Reading →

Recognising Depression

I wrote this article maybe ten years ago. Until 2019, I worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Signs of Depression. Depression can cause a variety of very difficult symptoms, for example; a sense of despair, helplessness, powerlessness, a lack of hope, a sense of being ‘stuck’, an overwhelming lethargy, cognitive confusion, behavioural difficulties, a sense... Continue Reading →

Facing Christmas following loss

How do we do Christmas after losing someone so precious? How do we prepare for festivities that seem like we're celebrating and having fun whilst such an important person is no longer here with us? Thoughts and memories crowd in, take over and then literally overwhelm. Every day I miss my mum like crazy and... Continue Reading →

It’s Worry O’Clock

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”- Eckhart Tolle. We will all experience varying degrees of worry and anxiety in our lifetime.  It is my view that we can take control and become empowered, as a response to worry and anxiety. Here's an exercise that you may like to try...Here is a... Continue Reading →

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