• Pushing through fear…………..

    So for those of you that read my blog regularly you’ll know I decided to take the plunge, and push through the fear and enrol on a coaching course earlier this year. Although it’s early days, it’s definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made this year! Two weekends ago I took part in my very first coaching workshop, which basically involved being assessed by fellow students and an assessor whilst coaching other students. I know this would have terrified me years ago, so I’m pleased to say I kept my nerves at bay and came away being really pleased with how I performed. There’s two very obvious hurdles that…

  • Working from ‘home’ in today’s digital world…….

    With so much media focus on the harmful effects of the digital world, which many of us find it hard to switch off from, I thought it would make a change to focus on some of the benefits of being connected. I especially wanted to talk about how remote working can bring so many benefits, including the opportunities for a better, more flexible life balance. In 2015 I started my first ever role that didn’t involve having to be based at one office, which was a massive change to the previous 20 years of my career and one that if I’m honest I struggled with initially. I missed the company…

  • Accepting fear, but taking the plunge…..

    Everyone suffers from fear at some point in their lives, but fear can come in so many different forms and it impacts those affected and anyone close in so many ways. I’ve seen first hand how debilitating it can be for some and although I’ve never suffered from excessive fear/anxiety, I wanted to talk about how it’s played its part in my life. I’ve begun to realise that my fear of failing has definitely led to some anxiety, albeit many people that know me may find this hard to believe. Outwardly, on a day to day level I do not see myself as an anxious person, but where I sometimes struggle is…

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    Time for a Change…..

    When we talk about change, it can raise all sorts of emotions depending on your current situation, any challenges you currently face and the consequences that you believe may follow a change. For me, it has been the fear of failure, worry that past periods of sadness will follow me, but most of all the question of whether the change will actually make me happy! I remember saying to my mum not so long ago that sometimes the best decision was not to make a decision, but since then I’ve realised my thought process was flawed as I wasn’t asking myself the right questions! I know this sounds all very cryptic, but through…

  • Coaching

    Psychotherapy, Counselling, Coaching……..supporting your mind not just your body!

    Most of us grow up with the understanding that if there’s something physically wrong with us then we can visit our GP for help, so why is it in 2018 that a stigma stills remains around talking about, or asking for help for non-physical problems? Although many non-physical problems may not be immediately life-threatening they can affect our lives so dramatically, so why is it they are treated so very differently? Whether it’s depression, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks etc, or you simply feel lost and confused about life, talking therapies can be the help many of us need. After many years supporting someone with mental health issues, I think I…

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    Sliding doors?!

    Sometimes I do think life can be strange, especially if you stop to think about those ‘sliding doors’ moments, which may have taken your life in such a different direction. Does anyone else wonder how much of life is fate and how much of it is based upon a series of decisions, or in some cases the inability to make decisions!? My choice to egg freeze last year and the subsequent decision to start writing this blog has in itself provided many opportunities and given me a new perspective and experiences that otherwise I wouldn’t have had. For example, who would have thought I would have been the main case…