What is your body trying to tell you?

10th July 2019

Self-medicating How many times have you immediately reached for over-the-counter medication when you’ve got a pain or niggle?  Or maybe it takes quite a while of discomfort before you reach for the pills. Now, I’m not in any way saying there aren’t times we need medication, and it can be a massive help for plenty… Read More

The Power of Hobbies

2nd June 2017

Childhood hobbies If you were lucky enough to have parents like mine, then when you were a child you were probably encouraged at every opportunity to embrace as many hobbies as possible.  By the age of 10 I had numerous hobbies under my belt.  Writing stories and poetry, dressing up and playing ‘Victorians’ (one of my favourite… Read More

Chronic Stress and Physical Health

20th April 2017

A bit of stress in life is good.  It gets us out of bed in the morning, motivates us to get things done and in the short term, gives us more energy and makes us more alert, which improves our performance.  But what about consistently high levels of stress?  In some cases, the exact opposite… Read More

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

13th February 2017

Have you ever referred to yourself or someone you know as ‘a natural born worrier’?  Maybe at some point along the way you started to admit defeat and just accept worry as an unwanted by product of your personality that you have to live with.  Of course, some people are more prone to worrying than others,… Read More

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

12th January 2017

You may have heard of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT for short) as it is currently a popular form of talking therapy which is widely used by the medical profession and in psychological interventions.  CBT is often mentioned in the media and there are many self-help and self-development books and internet sites which are based on… Read More

Tips for banishing the winter blues

14th October 2016

Tips for banishing the Winter Blues I don’t know about you, but over the last few weeks I have really started to notice the shift in the seasons.  The nights are drawing in, there is a definite chill in the air and for some, the dreaded winter blues are looming. Most people will notice a slight… Read More

Can hypnotherapy help you?

20th July 2016

If you have ever wondered if hypnotherapy can help you with that niggling issue that has been bothering you, you would not be alone.  Many people consider hypnosis at some point in their lives, but are often put off due to fear or lack of knowledge.  When I first tell people I am a Hypnotherapist, I am often… Read More