Values – are yours hurting you?

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Living in accordance with your values is often the final step in the therapeutic process.  But what if living in line with them could make you miserable?

Childhood fears – 6 tips for talking to children

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Being left alone: the dark; dogs; clowns; injections; school; and, of course, the monster under the bed.  Perhaps you recognise your own childhood fears in there.  But how can you talk to your children about theirs?

Procrastinating – a case study

By |April 3rd, 2019|

“I’ve been meaning to come and see you for ages” Jackie* told me, “but…” “But life gets in the way?” I asked. “No, I just keep putting it off”. Which was exactly what Jackie wanted to see me about -procrastinating.

Your weekend lie-in – is it helping?

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Most of us enjoy the thought of a lie-in at the weekends – jobs and children and animals allowing of course.  But do they actually help us?  Or could they be making things worse?

Sleep texting – what’s that about?

By |March 6th, 2019|

Sleep texting? Surely that’s got to be a made-up story? And if it isn’t what on earth is going on?

5 steps to greater optimism

By |March 6th, 2019|

Our ‘internal conversation’ is perhaps the greatest influence on our day-to-day lives – but what if you’re stuck listening to a nay-saying pessimist? The good news is that optimism is a skill that can be learned.

Hypnotherapy for sweating – a case study

By |March 6th, 2019|

Anna* was sceptical when she came to see me. “You’ve been recommended by a few people” she told me, “but I don’t really think you can help me. Can you provide hypnotherapy for sweating problems?”

Revision – 6 tips to help children

By |March 6th, 2019|

Revision isn’t just a chance for children to get ready for exams – it’s a chance for them to learn how to cope with pressure, and to develop their emotional resilience. So how can you help them best?

Objectophilia – the things we love

By |February 14th, 2019|

What have all of these got in common? Duvet. Car. Railway station. The Eiffel Tower. Hologram. Doll. Full marks if your answer was “they’re all automatically suggested when you google ‘man marries’ or ‘woman marries’”. Welcome to the world of objectophilia.

4 tips for childrens’ screen time

By |February 14th, 2019|

Screen time for children is an increasing public health issue, with potential links to increased obesity, sleep problems, and effects on social and learning skills. To help parents the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published their first ever guidelines .