May 10, 2020

How Not To Be Confident

Are you willing to turn the idea of confidence on its head? To think about it in a totally different way? To be open to the possibility of creating sustainable confidence (see, am being environmentally friendly)? Then you are in the right place.  I have worked with countless women over the years and by far the most […]

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April 27, 2020

How To Choose A Therapist

​Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of people out there struggling with their mental health who are looking for a therapist to help them through these times. I speak to prospective clients most days and this is the advice I give them when I can’t see them myself. 1. Word of mouth is good, but just […]

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March 29, 2020

How To Cope With Corona Emotions

How are you in these crazy times (I feel like I have been asking that a lot)? If you are anything like me, you’ll be ricocheting between emotions like a pinball. One moment I am full of hope at humankind’s ability to pull together, deeply moved at everyone clapping for the NHS and at others […]

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March 14, 2020

How To Stop Touching Your Face

​I take your flimsy face masks and I raise you.  ⁣⁣⁣I touch my face a lot. I mean a lot. Which ain’t good right now. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ So my solution is to wear this. It’s double good because the glass mask ⁣that goes on the front is magnified so you don’t need your reading ⁣glasses. Extra ace. […]

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March 14, 2020

Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste

​’Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste’ – Winston Churchill ​It feels like we are in a crisis. Certainly I feel like I have not lived through something like this. But I also think it’s an opportunity. In any given moment, you have the choice to act according to your values. Viktor Frankl, the psychiatrist […]

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March 4, 2020

A Quick Way To Get Present

Did you read the title of this and think it said ‘A Quick Way To Get Presents?’ That would totally make me click on something. I don’t have a present as such for you but I do have a great tip to get present, so think of it like a present only it doesn’t have […]

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February 19, 2020

A Simple Strategy To Manage Your Thoughts

​​An educated mind can entertain a thought with accepting it – Aristotle  ​I think the biggest revelation I have had as a psychologist is finding out that I can choose what thoughts to buy into. You can actually choose whether to entertain a thought! Who knew? Well, Aristotle, obvs, but it was news to me. […]

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February 4, 2020

Avoid When I…Then I… Thinking

​​Complete the sentence. WHEN I have enough money/get a husband/get rid of a husband/get a bigger house/get a different job THEN I….Then what? Then I will be happy? Less stressed? Have more time? Be wary of this way of thinking – I know I have to be very careful not to get pulled into it. […]

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January 22, 2020

Face Your Emotions

​”The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah WinfreyWhen I was a kid, I loved the film Jaws. When I say loved it, I mean I loved hiding behind the sofa and screaming. It’s brilliance was in the expectation […]

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January 8, 2020

How To Set Goals

Given that George Lucas created entire universes in his head and managed to make some of the most successful films of all time, I think he knows about setting realistic goals. Dreaming big is great, but to make things happen you need to break down those big dreams into small, achievable chunks. The key part […]

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