therapy

Who am I now?

Who am I now?

We go through certain stages in life: child, adolescence, young adult, adult, old age. Each stage comes with its own focus and transition between stages, a learning curve and change.…
Beginning again

Beginning again

It's the new school year.  Fresh books, shiny shoes and good intentions. Teachers with new lesson plans and renewed passion, students with motivation and goals, and parents with determination and…
I’m just being silly…

I’m just being silly…

So many times in a first session with a client, they apologise for wasting my time or prefix their feeling with the words: "I know I'm being silly but..."    or…
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…