The Importance of Self Care

One of my areas of special interest that I work with a lot is self-concept, which is all about the relationship you have with yourself. The number one struggle I...

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of being watched and judged by other people, such as meeting new people, eating in restaurants, speaking in public...

What is Eco-anxiety?

As our world endures destructive and harsh events caused by climate change, we are now experiencing the effects for ourselves and witnessing them from afar as we see and hear...

Living with Anxiety.

At some point in life, most people will experience stress and anxiety in varying amounts. It is important to note that anxiety is not the same as stress. When we...

Align with Autumn

In the northern hemisphere we have entered into Autumn, the days are shortening and light levels are dropping. Aligning with Autumn allows us to notice the growth of the year...

What is Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome is about feeling inadequate and a fraud. It creates thoughts that sound like “one day soon, they’ll realise I’m a phony,” or “who was I to think I...

What is Nature Therapy?

Also known as Ecotherapy, there is no single definition, but it describes a regular, structured activity in green spaces. It can be in groups or one to one and is...

Aligning with Summer

Summer is here in the UK and with it comes lush growth on plants, leafy canopies of trees overhead and a flurry of activity from birds and insects. Summer is...

“I do what you do.”

“I do what you do, so similar.” This is something I have heard a lot lately and it worries me. It worries me because this is coming from people who...

The chasm of grief.

Experiencing grief and finding yourself in that place can so often feel isolating and lonely. It can feel very quickly that everyone else is getting on with their lives, that...

Where would you choose to work together?

Where shall we work together?  New Office I have recently moved premises to a wonderful space and wanted to share it with you and tell you more about how we...

Emerging into Spring

The spring equinox is here where day and night are equal in length. The light is increasing, and we step more fully from Winter into Spring. The buds are bursting...
What is a boundary blog

What is a boundary and why is it important?

Boundaries for ourselves are important, they are a vital part of our self-care. A boundary is a clear way of letting people know how you want to be treated and...

Can nature come indoors?

When we think of accessing nature, so often it brings up going outdoors. Nature isn’t just outside; we can bring it into our homes and workplaces too. The easiest way...
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Welcoming Winter

We have shifted from Autumn into winter here in the northern hemisphere. Temperatures have dropped and the first frosts have arrived here in Leicestershire, England. Tender plants that need a...

How can nature help the need to control?

Everyone needs some sense of control over their lives, it is a natural human desire that can bring a feeling of stability, certainty and safety. As humans we have a...

Aligning with Autumn

The season of autumn is upon us in the northern hemisphere, the days are shortening, and the temperatures are starting to drop at night-time. The berries are ripe, and the...

A dose of vitamin N(ature)

As a society we have become disconnected from the natural world, immersed in technology and spending more time on social media, smartphones and being indoors. This leads to nature deprivation...

The Power of colours.

There are so many colours in our world and each one is embedded in tradition, symbology and meaning. Colours have long been used to help us identify our feelings or...

Harnessing Summer

Summer has arrived and is in full swing. Summer is a potent time for harnessing energy, growing and production. Plants are busy putting on a dazzling show with flowering such...

Myths about Therapy

Entering therapy can be daunting and confusing. First myth, there is no lying down on couches as we so often see in films. So, what happens in therapy? Generally, the...

What is therapy and how to choose a therapist?

First off, what is counselling and therapy? Here’s the Oxford Dictionary definition; “the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems.” For me, it is a...

Compassion – can you offer yourself it?

In this final part of exploring “mum guilt” I am going to build on offering ourselves compassion. So often clients say to me “I don’t know how to show myself...

More on Feelings of Mum Guilt

Part 2.. Following on from part 1 feeling mum guilt impacts us in so many ways. Thoughts that often present are “have I missed something?”, “my child is behind other...

When you get that feeling of “mum guilt”

I use this phrase “mum guilt” often, as being mummy to two little ones I have become increasingly aware of how much pressure I put myself under to “get it...

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

How do you view yourself? And how do you treat yourself? Can you show yourself love and care? These can be hard questions to answer and cause us to feel...

Stepping into Spring

The season of spring is upon us in the northern hemisphere. The darkness is starting to strip back with more light filtering through into our days. This is symbolic of...

Making sense of grief.

What is grief? Grief is the jumble of many intense feelings and emotions that can impact day to day life in varying amounts. We can experience grief from many events...

Self-care Feels Selfish!

I have heard this from so many people over the years I have lost count. Including myself! Many years ago, I viewed self-care as being self-indulgent. “How can I possibly...
Green Space Therapy And Counselling - How did I get here?

Green Space Therapy And Counselling – How did I get here?

Well, my path has taken lots of turns, taken a few backwards steps. Come across dead ends and has now evened out with a clearer path ahead. After my mum...