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The Purpose of Pain: Why Do We Hurt?

Updated: 18 Aug 2023

Have you ever wondered why pain exists, what is the purpose of pain, or why pain can be more troublesome …

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Creating Distance From Your Thoughts With Defusion

Updated: 16 Aug 2023

Defusion can help us learn to live alongside difficult thoughts and feelings, rather than getting hooked by them. Why is …

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Updated: 18 May 2023

Monday 15th May – Sunday 21st May 2023 #ToHelpMyAnxiety The theme for raising awareness this year is Anxiety. Focusing on …

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Stress and Physical Health: What Happens When Stress Becomes Chronic?

Updated: 29 Apr 2022

To mark the end of stress awareness month, I’m inviting you to take a look at the physical health impact …

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Stress Awareness Month: The Fight-or-flight Response

Updated: 1 Apr 2022

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes for and management …

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What is CBT?

Updated: 4 Mar 2022

There is no one “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy”. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT), represents a family of talking therapies. They are …

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CBT for Adolescents in Berkshire

Updated: 25 Feb 2022

I offer psychological assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatment for young people that are struggling with depression, anxiety, low …

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You May Be ‘Stuck’, But You Are Not ‘Broken’

Updated: 11 Feb 2022

If you ever find yourself wondering ‘Am I Broken?’ with regards to your mental health, try a new perspective: maybe …

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What Matters To You?

Updated: 21 Jan 2022

“Values are our heart’s deepest desires for how we want to be in the world; the qualities we want to …

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The Problem of Experiential Avoidance

Updated: 14 Jan 2022

Several decades of research have demonstrated that persistent attempts to avoid our internal experiences can lead to intensified psychological suffering …

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Finding a Private Therapist – The ‘Who, What, and Why’ to Navigate a Way Forward

Updated: 19 Nov 2021

Finding a suitable private therapist can be overwhelming, to put it lightly! In this blog post, I hope to empower …

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Contacting the Present Moment

Updated: 5 Nov 2021

In the words of John Lennon, writing for his song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”, “Life is what happens to you …

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