Anxiety and Threat

Anxiety is our natural response to fear. A long time ago, humans had to have a certain amount of anxiety to survive!  Being faced with a rather large predator we needed to feel fear and anxiety in order to run. Our mammalian brains would switch on the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ response, which set our hearts … Continue reading Anxiety and Threat

The Use of Mindfulness in Therapy

The term ‘mindfulness’ is everywhere.  What is it and why is everyone talking about it?  Mindfulness is about noticing exactly that; when our minds are full.  This article explores what mindfulness is and how we can use it in everyday life, as well as in therapy, to help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. … Continue reading The Use of Mindfulness in Therapy

Fear of failure

How many times have you not done something that you really want to do for fear of failing? That leap of faith can be terrifying. And yet when we do take that leap, whether we fail or succeed doesnt matter. We almost always learn valuable lessons from trying. Think of children who spend a large … Continue reading Fear of failure

Growth through change.

Why do people seek counselling?  Usually, but not always, it is a desire to change.  They know that something in their lives is not right and that they feel stressed or anxious or a sense of 'stuckness'; of not moving forward.  It is  desire to go to someone who is trained in helping them to … Continue reading Growth through change.