Anxiety – From Foe to Friend

In my role as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I meet many people who suffer with anxiety.  The symptoms they experience are usually a combination of the emotional and the physical and the result can be a very disturbing and destabilising sense of anguish. An Unhelpful Context. I find myself disappointed by the way in which…

The Importance of a Critical Mind

Earlier this week, I went for an evening meal at The Ship Inn, in the ancient village of Dunwich, here on the coast of Suffolk.  The meal was an opportunity to catch up with some friends; themselves Therapists in the fields of Shiatsu, Ayurveda Massage and McTimoney Chiropractic Therapy.   I have to say that alongside a…

Dark Times

The world has changed.  Away from the focus on Brexit, here in the UK, we have watched our American cousins go through their own version of creating political shockwaves.  I must admit to staying up into the small hours to watch the engrossing but, to my mind, uninspiring and opportunity wasting Presidential Debates. The good news is…

Summertime and Time for Summer

As you will notice, I have enjoyed a little rest in July.  I decided that it is okay to sometimes just ‘stop’ and I gave myself permission to prioritise other things; including just resting and enjoying the summer weather.  I think there is little better than lazy, hazy English summer days.  This is why I…

Idols of the Manor

I fully expected that I would have to take off my boots.  As we did so, taking the lead from our friends, my Partner and I managed to cram our boots into the small racks that had been set up outside the entrance to the Manor.  I felt sure that I would not find my…