Coping with Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be a wonderful time of celebration ….. children coming into your bedroom on that special day, proudly bringing their homemade cards and a cup of tea (if you’re lucky). But for many, the day, and the time leading up to it, can be a reminder of painful times. You might be grieving…

The Power of Sleep

One of the most common issues that my counselling and hypnotherapy clients want help with is sleep. Many come to visit me with other things going on in their lives, but poor quality sleep makes it more difficult for them to function fully in their daily lives. There can be no doubt in the power…

The Powers of Therapeutic Photography

It has long been recognised that the arts have potential healing and therapeutic effects.  For many years I have used photography as personal   therapy to help myself through some dark times in my life, when my camera, my dogs and walks were the main things keeping me sane.  As a person-centred counsellor, I’m interested in the increasing evidence…

Tree of Life Visualisation

This meditation is lovely to use to ground yourself when you’re feeling anxious or stressed.  The visualisation can help to calm yourself down, or to give you an energy boost if needed.   Tree of Life Visualisation   Begin by sitting in a comfortable position. You can use a chair if you like, but for…

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