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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety – a mental condition characterised by excessive apprehensiveness about real or perceived threats. Even as therapists, no matter what the approach, we never know exactly what it is that is going to make the difference. For some the process is the...
Hangovers

Hangovers

I send out 1 or 2 newsletters a month. The moment I press ‘send’ I get what Brené Brown calls a “vulnerability hangover”. Have I shared too much? Will it come across as self-indulgent when I write to provide context, understanding and realisation? Immediately I start...
Acceptance

Acceptance

I recently returned from a holiday in Scotland. I didn’t go there to discover anything, find myself, or focus on something specific. I didn’t go there to read about therapy, or take stock of my life. I went on holiday to have a nice time, relax, go somewhere new, have...
Choices & Consequences

Choices & Consequences

I’ve been pinged by the NHS Covid 19 app on my phone. It has told me to self-isolate because I’ve been in contact with somebody who has tested positive. It’s annoying because I can’t do the things I usually do such as swimming, which I usually do four times every...