Abuse -the soft signs

Abuse – what is it and how do we deal with it? Anyone who has been watching the news this week may have heard the term “Coercive Control” Coercive Control falls under new legislation which makes it illegal for your partner to abuse you using softer tactics than physical abuse. The new behaviours which are […]

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Gee – A Real life story

I feel blessed to be able to do a job I love and to have met and continue to meet the super heroes that share part of their journey with me. The icing on the cake for me is that a few of these amazing individuals have agreed to share their stories with me. I’ll […]

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Attachment-Do we really have a generation of Velcro kids?

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com When I first came across “Attachment” I was very early on in my counselling studies and I found the concept very simple. I studied the work of John Bowlby and Harry Harlow. Bowlby theorised that attachment “issues” such as withdrawal and inability to interact, arose in children whose relationships […]

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I need your help, you need my help?

The “write” words at the right time! Over the years, I’ve started blog sites and closed them down again, fearing that no one was interested. On a recent trip, I had the huge privilege of meeting someone who made a couple of comments that totally changed my thinking. You see, I had been aiming at […]

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Anxiety – Some practical tips

Following on from my previous posts regarding anxiety, what it is; and also the effective use of mindfulness, I’ve culminated the two into some helpful hints and tips. These can be adapted for most situations. Stress, anxiety, anger, etc. are all caused by chemical reactions which are triggered by thoughts. The thoughts encourage our body […]

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