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Those of you old enough to remember the weebles, will recognise the slogan…. “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down” I think this is a great way to deal with the (sometimes constant) body-blows that life deals us. We’re all allowed a wobble from time to time; this may…
Well, Xmas is nearly over for another year, which is when things start to look-up for all of us Xmas humbugs. If you’re a Xmas lover or a Xmas hater, new year is here and it’s time to take-stock.  ❄️At this point, those of you who are tough on…
The things that send people through my door are not always (to the outside world) the huge things, but often an accumulation of things, sometimes across a lifetime. I’ve seen a client this morning who I last saw about 15 years ago. The problem that’s driven her through my…
“Watching the weeks pass by and not being able to bookmark anything special happening.” Some sentences have such power, they stay with me, a bit like that song that gets stuck in your head. When I’m writing notes as I talk to a client, I write ‘life without joy,’…
One of my guilty pleasures is watching reality TV.   My absolute favourite is Married at First Sight, and Andy and I have many a debate about the pairings. Andy likes to think his psychology is better than mine (he’s not a psychologist); to win an argument, I’ll sometimes throw in a bit…
Now that the weather has well and truly taken a turn for the worst and the grey days seem never-ending, clients start to ask me about SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Let’s be honest, the bad weather and grey days make us all feel a bit less joyful, but SAD is different. Seasonal Affective Disorder…