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Art as therapy; giving it a go and Frida Kahlo and Lowry

During my level 4 counselling training, I had produce an individual presentation on any form of theory I wanted. I chose expressive writing therapy, as I had been using writing as therapy myself since the age of thirteen. To back up the theory, I researched art therapy and found it an incredibly interesting subject;

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The importance of self-care and how to do it, especially around grief

The importance of self-care and how to do it

Today, 23rd August, would have been my mum’s 85th birthday. It is the first one she has not been here for since her passing six months ago. I often wish I could see her, but especially today. Last week was my dad’s birthday and as

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Thanks to mindfulness, today is the first day of the rest of my life September 8th 2016 – my new life

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I’m a huge supporter of mindfulness and living ‘in the moment’ and whilst writing about it again the other day, I knew I needed to get ‘mindful’ in order to work through all that has happened, negatively, in the past few weeks (and more). But, for me, shutting off my brain and

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My weekend of creativity and my own way with mindfulness to stop myself from ‘thinking’ – buttons and art

I have a lampshade with buttons on it in the shape of a heart. It gave me the inspiration to put buttons on other things. I have had a hoard of button from my late Great Aunt, and have just kept them but they are so pretty I wanted to do something with them. I

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Launching my website for my new services as ‘Mental Health Wellness Coach/Counsellor and Life Writing course Co-ordinator in Essex

Launching my website for my new services as ‘Mental Health Wellness Coach/Counsellor and Life Writing course Co-ordinator in Essex.

To see the new website (in a new window) CLICK HERE

Although counselling/coaching and life writing workshops will begin in Essex, I plan to offer them all on-line as well in the future so watch this

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‘Living with Depression and Anxiety’ self-help book new cover and is now available as a paperback

‘Living with Depression and Anxiety’ Self-Help book cover

I am very excited to launch my new book cover for my seventh book ‘Living with Depression and Anxiety; 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine’ PLUS it is now available as a paperback as well as a kindle/e-book! 🙂

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