Category: Health

A plea to anyone thinking about starting counselling or therapy

This is an important message for anyone starting any professionally supported healing journey.   Anyone who knows me, knows I am an advocate for people of all ages, getting help and support when we need it. There are times we all need someone who is professional, appropriately trained, qualified and experienced to walk with us for



FREE Telephone Consultation ~ Sometimes just 1 Significant Conversation can make all the difference

Sometimes parents or education professionals feel overwhelmed. It can be so easy to have stuff going on and feel like you don’t know which way to turn, what to do for the best, or even what the real options are. Whether it’s about you, your child, or something else, your family and friends – if you



TRE – from a Mum’s perspective

Life starts throwing things at us from when we are small – and we learn to navigate, deal with, overcome or stuff them. Regardless, they have an impact on us, and so many parents find that ‘parenting’ brings many of these unresolved experiences and tensions to the surface. Being with an anxious parent always has an



Sleep 201 : Fighting the Real Enemy, and the No.1 mistake parents make when it comes to bedtime fear

Many, many children go through a stage in their development when they don’t like going to bed, and the reasons can be many and varied. Parents often tell me their children are generally fine and ‘the behaviour’ only begins when it is time to start the bedtime routine. One dad I spoke to described in detail the battle that



Sleep 101 – 3 essential foundations for good quality sleep

Last week there was a documentary on British TV about children and sleep; a crisis hitting our younger generation. I’m sure we all know the horrible feeling of not having had enough sleep – it happens to us all from time to time. However, the additional knock-on effects of so many children not getting enough sleep as



Crucial things to ask yourself when life asks you to choose

Sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned… As many of you will know, Hinton has been a big part of my life for the last 16 months (make that 20 if you want to include the 4 months of crazy excitement and preparation from decision day until he actually arrived!!) The plan was;



Getting honest – when working with challenging children brings you to tears

We all know that being around challenging children is HARD. Being involved in their lives means that we have a significant role we are playing – and yet it can sometimes mean we think that to be doing a good job we have to keep it all together and not let others know how hard we are



Stress and inevitable symptoms of working in a school…?

This just came in from one of the senior teachers I have been supporting. It is shared here with permission. Everyone’s story is different of course – and if you are curious to change yours then please get in touch.   “Hi there I just wanted to send you a few words that sum up



Want 2017 to have less ‘pushing through’?

  Through schools I have visited, and the world of facebook, I am very aware of so many school staff struggling with illness this term – both mild and more serious – whether they have battled on or needed time off.   Then there are those who I know are really digging deep to push



Christmas Pudding Chocolate Truffles

Sometimes you just need a mouthful of chocolaty yumminess that makes you stop and enjoy the moment. The sugar rush that comes from the traditional chocolates is obvious, but it is totally possible to get the same gorgeous ‘moment to savour’ from ingredients that celebrate natures natural sugars (mostly – leave out the alcohol if you