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Exams and Ends

Exams and Ends

This is always a strange time of year in schools; exams for years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and saying goodbye to most year 11s and all 13s. Stress, anxiety,…
Fill your bucket!

Fill your bucket!

"Make sure you fill your own bucket otherwise there will be no water to share around." "You are a very important cog in a machine, if you don't look after…
When the grief comes back..

When the grief comes back..

Something I have talked about with clients and thought about in my own life is re-experiencing loss at later points in life. It is a widely understood thing that anniversaries…
Back to school

Back to school

I'm enjoying the last couple of days of the Easter holidays. While I have still seen private clients, I have been away from school work where I see about 15…
Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions

I had been working with a teenager for some time, she's had a life filled with meddling adults: social workers, family support, charities, multi agency panels etc. She's understandably dubious…
A day in the life

A day in the life

After getting up a 6, I arrive in my office early, it is only possible one day a week and I savour it. I drink coffee and eat granola while…