Will You Get Back on the Merry-Go-Round?

Back in May, there was a quote was circulating on social media cautioning those of us desperate to ‘get back to normal’ to use the time of lockdown to consider which parts of normal were actually worth rushing back to.  Judging from the amount of shares it received, It struck a chord with many people. As …

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Don’t fall down the rabbit hole

Are you starting to feel rather overloaded? I know I am.  There seems to be so much ‘noise’ out there at the moment. Much of it is well-meaning advice and support via email and social media, adverts on TV, and news bulletins. And there all lots of people offering free performances, classes, trainings and meet …

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Self awareness and relationships

Self awareness and relationships

Can becoming more self aware help our relationships?  Have a read of this article I wrote for recently launched website Pink Moods – which was published yesterday – to find out more How Self Awareness Can Improve Your Relationships What Self Awareness Is Being self aware is understanding how our different beliefs, values, personalities, habits, thoughts, …

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Tips for Coping with SAD and the Winter Blues

Tips for coping with SAD and the ‘Winter Blues’

I was delighted to be invited along to the studios of BBC Radio Derby recently to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  You can listen to the interview here (its starts 1hr 15 minutes into the programme).   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gtsks Talking about it with Sally Pepper and the other contributors has prompted me into writing this …

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Heart attack after bereavement

Frances Weston speaks on BBC Radio Derby about findings of BIDMC-led study into increased risk of heart attack following bereavement

Following publication yesterday of the findings of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s research into the into the links between bereavement and subsequent risk of heart attack, I was interviewed by Phil Trow on BBC Radio Derby this morning, in my capacity as a bereavement counsellor. The study found that a person’s risk of experiencing …

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Ready for love

Are You Ready for Love? Fantastic free telesummit can help you make sure you are!

Many people come to counselling when a relationship is on the rocks, or they are struggling to cope with being left, cheated on, or trying to move on after a painful break-up. These clients often feel a need to deal with the ‘baggage’ of their current or recently ended relationship, and any negative effects this …

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Counselling in the News: Reaction to new government strategy on mental health

The Government’s new strategy ‘No Health Without Mental Health‘ was announced on Wednesday,with £400m being pledged over four years to extend the IAPT scheme (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) so that talking therapies, including counselling, will be more widely available – especially to children and young people. Six objectives have been set out in the …

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