Creating Your Safe Haven

I frequently Blog about how important our garden is as a ‘sanctuary’ for me.  No matter what season or time of year, there is always something of interest to observe, even in a small cottage garden as ours is.  I am a great believer that connecting with nature is incredibly important, and helpful, for overall well-being;…

You Are Not to Blame

Surviving the loss of a loved one, who took their own life through suicide, has a number of complexities that the natural death of a loved one, may not necessarily have.  Some, or all, of the following responses are common: Shock Frustration Anger Disbelief Denial Helplessness Fixating on the imagined, or known, image of the…

It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day…

It is always lovely when people ask me about my work.  I am often asked about where I work, about the sort of work that I do and about my profession.  I thought it might be nice to share with my readers, something of what is a typical day for me, before I even get…

Give Yourself a Thumbs Up

This Spring has seen rather chilly weather here in England.  That said, we had a gloriously sunny day for sharing some family time out and about, last weekend.  Here is a rough snapshot of me beside the River Alde at Snape, here in the English county of Suffolk: I am fortunate to live in a beautiful county…

Down Time

I made a rather rough sketch of myself on a day when I needed to find comfort and rest from the chronic pain that I suffer.  Sketching, and other forms of art, can be a therapeutic way to express oneself and to process how it feels to experience difficulties that are caused by illness.  I am currently…

Onward and Upward

Contrary to what one might expect, one of the most difficult aspects of completing a course of Counselling or Psychotherapy is, for some, the ending itself.  The final stages of therapy, as much as the ending itself, may serve as a reminder of other endings that have been experienced in life or may simply be an emotional…

Skype Counselling

Therapy, wherever you choose to be… I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision via Skype. Why Use Skype? Perhaps you live abroad, or you are some distance from my treatment rooms, but you want to have your counselling, psychotherapy or clinical supervision sessions with a UK trained, UK accredited Counsellor or Psychotherapist? Don’t worry about differences…