Mental health 101

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, as a counsellor  with over 12 years experience of working in mental health and social care, it is that mental health is a very difficult subject. The stigma in society is still very noticeable and people who suffer with mental health conditions don’t always receive the same understanding and …

On being a mum

When they say it’s the hardest job in the world they aren’t joking! Raising children is the equivalent of having 2.5 jobs. It is physically demanding, mentally draining, emotionally exhausting and if you’re doing it right, it comes with unbelievable amounts of worry and guilt. With maternal mental health awareness week coming up I wanted …

Wedding stress SOS

With wedding season upon us I thought I’d take the time to address this very common issue. When you ask someone how they are feeling in the run up to their wedding, “stressed” is probably one of the most common answers. Popular culture often belittles the feelings of brides with unhelpful stereotypes but the truth …