Mental health in teenagers

interesting article by Fionn Hargreaves regarding mental health in teenage girls. Statistics show that one in ten girls aged 14 – 17 were referred to specialist mental health services in England last year. Figures printed for the first time showed the rising demand and also showed the increase in particular with girls as figures were[…]

Mental health volunteers

Interesting idea for the government to be spending £15million pounds on training volunteers in mental health. The courses are free and starting in the Autumn this year. With figures showing that one in four adults will experience mental health problems in any year this extra support and awareness is critical. The courses will teach volunteers[…]

Visit to the G.P

I was so pleased this week to see on a visit to my G.P,  the number of leaflets and posters in the waiting room with reference to mental health and in particular promoting talking therapies. Information was available about a variety of supports. CBT information was explaining its benefit with helping people to improve and[…]

Empathy Classes in school.

To the ever growing battle, to try to help with children with mental health anxiety: I was interested to read Kings College School in Wimbledon have announced they are introducing, ’empathy’ classes to their students. With bullying both physically and mentally, and both in person and the cyber world, empathy for difference and diversity must[…]

Mindfulness for the young

Mindfulness seems to be the trend at the moment and is now being considered to help with the rise of mental health in particularly with young people. it has been considered that children from the age of 8 years old can be helped by the Buddhist practise. in a study into the happiness of todays[…]


Interesting article in the newspaper suggesting that Mindfulness is a way and indeed one of the best ways to tackle stress. In the article Hollywood stars are listed as being believers of this practise and the help it can give when dealing with stress and the anxiety. This original Buddhist philosophy believes in trying  to[…]

Therapy today

Therapy today is a flagship professional journal.  Published 10 times year., it is the most widely read professional journal for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. The journal is highly valued by academics, educationalists and grassroots practitioners seeking to share their work with their professional peers. It publishes a core of feature articles on topics[…]

Counselling Directory

I am listed on the counselling directory. Counselling directory understand the importance of knowing that your therapist is trained and experienced – which is why they have thorough approvals policy in place that must be met by each individual professional before you can be listed. Each professional is asked to show documentation of their relevant[…]