The Good Patient

Me…do Physiotherapy?!  Hmmmm.  I never thought that I would, but I am now well into my course of Physio.  It’s actually going very well.  When Physiotherapy was first suggested to me, by my Doctor, my immediate images were of Olivia Newton-John singing ‘Let’s Get Physical’ and images of 1980’s and 1990’s breakfast tv exercise Guru’s […]

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My Role as Clinical Supervisor

I provide Clinical Supervision services to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, support workers, health professionals and case workers in helping professions.  I practice from treatment rooms in The Natural Health Centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk.   I have been trained by NHS Suffolk as a Clinical Supervisor, as well as in-house training by some of the organisations I have been Service Manager of. […]

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Tonight Our Friend May Die

Our friend is the bringer of light Ageless and timeless of years But right now she’s caught in a fight That plays into all our fears. We hold she and her husband dear Right now our hearts simply bleed That we may lose her is our fear ‘Let her stay’ we pray and plead. Kindred […]

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Disability and Cheesecake

I had been living with what had initially been diagnosed as Fibromyalgia.  To update my readers, in June 2017 this diagnosis was updated and changed to Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.  It has been since developing chronic illness that I have become acutely aware of the need for chairs and seating to be provided in public places […]

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Loss, Grief and Continuing Bonds

All too often, my family has experienced loss and the inevitable grief that follows.  I learnt, at the young age of six years, what it means for a person to die.  I learnt what it is to experience the following gaping hole of loss in our lives and I learnt that grief is a powerful force that takes […]

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Blooming Therapy

You’ll find a post on this Blog, entitled ‘Our Garden in 2015’.  That offers a summary of the work we did on our garden last year.  Now, I’m going to make regular posts to chart our progress in 2016; this being the first. Today is an overcast day, here in Suffolk; the east of England.  […]

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Mexico Part 3: Jazz and Gunfire

Olive and Blossom were two very characterful women.  They explained to me that they had been life long friends.  They had never married and had lived together as companions since they were in their twenties.  My instincts suggested that these two striking and confident women, with neatly trimmed and greying hair, were probably Partners but frankly that […]

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