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I have just had the most furious email from an NCT practitioner. I sparked her outrage with a flier in which I advertised MY Hypnobirthing workshops as ‘a modern, up-to-date alternative to NCT’. She felt this slandered NCT. Needless to say, I feel I AM an...

The single most important thing to know about anxiety is it’s about AVOIDANCE. It persists because we try to avoid our anxiety in the first place. Avoiding it simply makes it worse; you must CONFRONT. Types of anxiety: Social anxiety: excessive worry and concern about how...

I went on a workshop recently about Internal Family Systems. It’s a method of therapy that’s very popular in America and is gaining traction here now that neuroscience is backing up many of its assumptions. To summarise; we have a huge family living inside us! These...

A client of mine described her life with pre-school kids as this: draining, exhausting and boring! She felt she’d morphed into ‘non-entitity’ that spent all day meeting ‘needs’ before collapsing at night. If her partner dared go near her in bed, she’d scream ‘don’t even...

Perhaps it is a symptom of modern-times, perhaps it’s always been this way, however now more people are willing to seek help. I’m finding an increase in the number of clients who have sleep issues. Sometimes it’s insomnia but more often than not, it’s just...

I have had a dozen enquiries just this month from women who want to be more than ‘Mum’. I have a lot of compassion for these women because I too know how your confidence ebbs out of you with each breastfeed or T-shirt worn all day,...

So, it turns out there is a term ‘Feminist Therapy’ but it’s a sub-sect, rather than being standard in therapists' practice; why not? Whether we mind it or not, we live in a patriarchal state; they run the show, they set up the major religions, structures...

I think there is a feminine issue with anger and that is why I take a gender-based view on the subject. When you think about it, ‘anger’ is not something us women are supposed to have - it’s not attractive or feminine and there are...