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When counselling can help with relationships

When life is good it can be even better when there is someone to share it with, to enjoy successes, celebrate, have a laugh and relax with. And when life isn’t going so well, it’s often easier to deal with disappointment, drama, disaster and loss when there is someone there who cares about us. Having […]


Thinking about your thinking – stress relief with CBT

  If you are generally a reasonable, intelligent, lovely person, but, sometimes you find yourself responding to certain situations or people in less than reasonable, intelligent or lovely ways, then you are not alone!  When it feels as if you have been invaded by aliens or rabid dogs you are probably not functioning from your […]


How do i know if I’m depressed?

Over the past few weeks, several clients have been surprised on completion of a Becks Depression Inventory, that they were in the category of ‘clinical depression'; they also acknowledged that ‘feeling bad’ had gone on for quite a while, and that they wished that they had done something about it sooner. If you google Becks […]

How to bounce back from anything

The reason for writing this blog is to provide ongoing support to current and past clients, and anyone struggling to develop a more resilient mindset to deal with life’s challenges. If I haven’t worked with you, I have 15 years counselling experience, as well as psychological wellbeing, life coaching and training, both in the NHS […]

CBT & Person Centred Therapy – Towards an Integrated Approach

I started my journey as a counsellor in a breeze block outhouse in Stirling University in 1978, the home of the student volunteer counselling service, known then as ‘Niteline’. Most of us were psychology students, equipped with good intentions, insomniac tendencies and a willingness to help. In exchange we got free tea and biscuits and […]