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Therapy cats, pets, family, a new chapter and lowering blood pressure!

Titus my cat peacefully asleep

I really wanted Titus to be a therapy cat, and I just realised that he kind of is…. To my mum and dad when I take him round there. I get dinner, they get my cat and I for the night. They actually ask for me to bring him.

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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

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Why I want to be a counsellor and why I feel I will be a good counsellor – talking therapies

My Gecko Individuality tattoo because we are ALL individuals and should be treated as such

I have just completed two years at college, part time, learning counselling skills – now to level 2, and this week I have my interview to find out if I am suitable for the level 4 diploma (a two

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Sharing our stories to beat stigma around mental illness and mental health issues

Well, as we know from my two memoirs and my many blog posts on my website, and continuing articles, that I have been sharing my story about my mental illness, life story and recovery and now, if I may, I would like YOU to share yours on my website.

I’d like to know about your

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National Stress Awareness Day today 7th November 2012 Skills to help cope with Stress!

Today is National Stress Awareness Day! I hope that you are all stress free today. I am stressed today but I know why and I am using my CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) skills to get me through. I am also eating yummy things to use my taste sense to get me through.

It is always

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For OCD awareness week 8 to 14 October 2012 – my symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, past and present and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) really does work!

OCD Awareness week is here – 8th to 14th October 2012 – as noted in my article on the event (CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT – opens in a new window) I am writing even more about my experience and recovery from OCD. Here are my main symptoms of OCD – past and present. Quite

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