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  1. 08/09/2016

    Managing strong emotions

    By Gill Wier

    Emotions are a universal human experience and they serve a useful function by indicating what is important to us and what we need to do to stay safe a...

  2. 16/11/2016

    Just Ask: A 6-Step Method from Anger to Change

    By Bay Whitaker

    When in conflict with my loved ones, the things that often rile me the most are the behaviours that happen over and over again.  And like so many peop...

  3. 21/12/2016

    Our Top Tips for Reducing Stress this Christmas

    By Gill Wier

    Are you looking forward to a long break from work, time with extended family, gift giving and festive food?  Even for those of us who love Christmas i...

  4. 22/03/2017

    Mothering your inner child

    By Gill Wier

    At this time of year I often pause to remember those who find Mother’s Day hard.  While adverts encourage us to buy cards and make meals for our mums...

  5. 02/05/2017

    A Reason to Run

    By Gill Wier

    Last week I watched the BBC documentary “Mind Over Marathon”. To test how effective exercise is in improving mental health, 10 people who have mental...

  6. 02/02/2018

    A Letter To My Mugger

    By Bay Whitaker

    An exercise sometimes used in counselling is “The Unsent Letter”.  Wrting such a letter can help when something has happened that feels unfinished or...

  7. 29/07/2016

    Cultivating Gratitude

    By Gill Wier

    Pause for a moment and think back over your day so far….for which moment are you most grateful?  What difference would it make if you were able to...

  8. 27/05/2016

    Stuck at the Crossroads

    By Gill Wier

    Are you facing a difficult decision right now?  Perhaps you feel stuck in a job you don’t like and something is stopping you from taking the step of l...

  9. 02/11/2015

    The Benefits of Therapeutic Writing

    By Gill Wier

    “Have you tried writing it down? This is a question that I often ask clients, particularly when they are experiencing a complex range of thoughts a...

  10. 11/05/2015

    What is mindfulness?

    By Gill Wier

    The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 11th – 17th 2015) is Mindfulness.  Gill Wier explains what mindfulness is and how it can h...

  11. 18/01/2016

    Turning Conflict into Communication

    By Sarah Saatzer

    There are many things we are not taught at school or by our parents or the people around us. The trouble is that this can give us an unconscious or co...

  12. 15/07/2013

    Sorry seems to be the easiest word

    By Bay Whitaker

    Are you someone who says ‘sorry’ a lot, even when it isn’t your fault? In our everyday lives we frequently find ourselves in minor misunderstanding...

  13. 24/10/2018

    Compulsive Overeating: The First 3 Steps To Recovery

    As a therapist, I specialise in helping people find freedom from compulsive cycles of all types.  I have found that recovery from over-eating follows...

  14. 06/12/2019

    Book Review - Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

    By Gill Wier

    I have just got round to reading Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  Published in 2015, it tells the story of his mental health breakdown aged 24 and...

  15. 11/12/2019

    How to cope with Election Anxiety

    By Gill Wier

    I don’t know about you but I’m finding my anxiety levels rising and negative thoughts running through my mind as we approach the general election this...

  16. 25/03/2020

    Adapting to the New Scenario - COVID 19

    By Gill Wier

    When I wrote a blog post about “what gives me hope” a few weeks ago I had no idea that my ability to hope was about to be so deeply challenged by the...

  17. 08/04/2020

    Quality Time, Alone Time

    By Sarah Saatzer

    In these unprecedented times, these very different times; we are all in different circumstances and yet most of us are experiencing immense change. So...

  18. 09/10/2020

    Perseverance

    By Gill Wier

    So….it looks like this journey is going to take longer than we initially thought.  When we first went into lockdown at the end of March we had to quic...

  19. 19/01/2021

    Do it Badly

    By Gill Wier

    So, it’s the middle of January, in the middle of a pandemic - it’s not an easy time to make and keep New Year’s resolutions so I wanted to share what...

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