As our clocks change this weekend, we will start to see the evenings draw closer. The mornings take longer to get lighter also and for many of the population, this has an impact on their mental health. In this blog we will be looking at Seasonal Affective disorder or SAD for short.Read More
Hiding, concealing, covering up, disguising…however you wish to dress it up, I became the master of this, my depression and anxiety. Here’s my story of High Functioning Anxiety. Anything seemed better than actually, being honest to not only other people but most of all to myself, of how I truly felt, and the vast impact it was having on my day to day life.Read More
With it being in the middle of the summer holiday season, I wanted to discuss the problems and some coping methods for stress, anxiety, depression and even relationships during this period.
When you are feeling in a bad place the feelings don’t just disappear because you are spending time by the sea or resting more. Whilst it can be helpful, allowing you to unwind more than usual and having a change of scenery can be very refreshing for the mind, holidays can create new difficulties.Read More
There is a condition which is not spoken or written about that often, it is more invisible than other more recognised types of abuse. There are no physical signs as with physical abuse or as talked about as sexual abuse. It is an insidious condition which causes intense internal emotional, mental and sometimes physical pain to the sufferer. We are talking about Emotional Neglect.Read More
Each week I can be found in some of Leicester’s Primary Schools, where I am privileged to be providing a counselling and play therapy service to the little people, as I call them.
The young people come to visit me within their school setting and share with me a variety of different issues that they are struggling with. This can include family upsets at home such as Read More
This is a share that a client of mine has recently released to me and has given me permission to share here on my blog in the aim of helping others with Clinical Depression.
“I manage to get to sleep without too much problem, but each and every morning, I wake early. By early I mean around the 3 a.m mark without fail. Not only does this time of day feel so lonely but everything, my thoughts and my mood feel so much worse. My first thought is ‘Damn I’m still here’ which sounds bleak but I am writing this with total honesty. It’s dark around me in the night air but even darker in my mind and heart.