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Always Trust Your Intuition Sometimes

‘I always trust my intuition,’ said my friend, who’s just broken up with a terrible partner, not spotting the irony. Ever fallen in love...

How to take your happy place with you!

Yesterday I was working with a client who has developed claustrophobia on planes and in theatres. His ‘happy place’ is the top of a...

You are not your diagnosis

Walk down the street and remind yourself: behind every door is a unique individual, or a houseful. Everyone's dealing with stuff -...

Afraid of needles?

It's OK: you're not alone. In fact, I've been seeing lots of clients recently who need an injection or other medical procedure... but...

Reducing your alcohol intake

Want to know my conspiracy theory for COVID? Plan Murphy's. I reckon Dan Murphy's and the other alcohol businesses have benefitted...

Are You Plagued By Your Thoughts?

Recently I had a client who'd spent a long lifetime worrying. He found himself waking up in the middle of the night with his latest...

How to beat medical phobia

I've seen quite a few clients recently, and am working with two right now, with what's called 'medical phobia' - 'tomophobia' to give its...

Are You Suffering COVID Exhaustion?

Are you feeling more tired than you can recall? Are you just feeling flat and done in? It's certainly something many, perhaps even the...

Why You Don't Have A Problem. Seriously

What if you don't have a problem? What if smoking, drinking too much, overeating, being anxious, not feeling good enough, being afraid of...

Treating Chronic Pain

Recently I saw a client experiencing chronic back pain. (There's three, in fact, but I'm concentrating on just this one.) Actually this...

Why There's No Such Thing as Unhappiness

Well that certainly got your attention, didn't it? I've heard some stupid things in my time, I can imagine you saying, but this takes the...

Managing anger

Last week I had a client who'd been through a year and a half of living hell. He bought a house next to a bunch of ice-addicted...

Smoking is HORRIBLE for your health

' "I always say to patients that of all the medications I can give them, of all the procedures I can do to them, the one thing that's...

Are You Not Good Enough?

Do you feel like you're not good enough? Are you a perfectionist? Do you have impostor syndrome? OK, pull up a chair and make a cuppa....

Smoking: now it's time to stop

I'm seeing lots of smokers at the moment, for the usual reasons (cost to health and to pocket; wanting to be around to see your grandkids...